Nominations are now open across Perth and Kinross for the local Community Councils ahead of their elections in November.
Elections for Community Councils are held every three years and allow positions to be filled with the nomination window closing at 4pm on Thursday 22nd of September.
Anyone wishing to stand for an election to the Community Council must be over 16 years of age, reside in the Community council area and be named on the electoral registry for that area. A candidate’s proposer and seconder must also reside in that same area.
A formal election will only be held if there are more nominations that available positions available on the community council. Most Community Councils have a minimum number of members and a maximum.
In Highland Perthshire the community councils are:
In the Highland Ward
- Killiecrankie, Fincastle and Tummel – minimum of four and a maximum of seven
- Blair Atholl and Struan – minimum of three and a maximum of six
- Rannoch – minimum of four and a maximum of eight
- Aberfeldy – minimum of five and a maximum of 10
- Dull and Weem – minimum of three and a maximum of six
- Glen Lyon and Loch Tay – minimum of three and a maximum of six
- Kenmore and District – minimum of four and a maximum of eight
- Mid Atholl, Strathtay and Grandtully – minimum of four and maximum of seven
- Pitlochry and Moulin – minimum of five and a maximum of nine
In the Strathtay Ward:
- Dunkeld and Birnam – minimum of five and a maximum of 10
Contact information and the area covered by each community council can be found at https://www.pkc.gov.uk/communitycouncilcontacts
Community Councils are a voluntary organisation who have a role in law and represent the views of the local community on issues including planning applications, acting as a conduit for communication between the community, elected officials in the council and other organisations.
Community Councillors have a shared responsibility for the success of the community council, even if you don’t serve in one of the office roles. Officer roles carry the most responsibility and these include the Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, with some councillors having other roles which carry various responsibilities.
The nomination forma and candidate support statement should be returned together with the candidate’s supporting statement to the Returning Officer (Community Councils), Perth and Kinross Council, Council Building, 2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 22 September 2022.
To find out more information about Community Councils in Perth and Kinross visits https://www.pkc.gov.uk/communitycouncils and to find the nomination sheet for the election and more information on them visit https://www.pkc.gov.uk/communitycouncilselections