Monday, 24 August 2009

Community Council Elections

Go on. Get involved. The season (it comes round every 3 years) is upon us for electing new community council members. The process kicks off next Monday (31st August) from which date there is a two week nomination period closing at 4pm on Monday 14th September.

In Southside & Newington ward there are three Community Councils (see here for the city wide map):

Elected representatives are individuals who put themselves forward for election (but you do need a proposer and seconder) and they should be on the electoral register.

Nominated representatives represent local interest groups within the community - such as the local business association or a school council (but not a political party).

Nomination forms, along with further details can be obtained from the returning officers (above). Nomination forms will also be available online, but not until Monday 31st August. Here is the website where you will be able to download them.

More details will be posted later this week.

1 comment:

ajvphilp said...

forms now available at: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/internet/City_Living/Your_neighbourhood/Community_Councils/CEC_community_council_training

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