14-01-10 Community Council By-Elections 2010
Residents urged to stand in Community Council Elections.

People in Argyll and Bute with an interest in the wellbeing of their local community are being encouraged to stand for election to their local Community Council during By-Electionswhich take place on March 5.

Vacancies exist on Community Councils across Argyll and Bute, with the exception of Appin and Kilfinan Community Councils.

By-Elections are taking place to fill these vacancies, with the closing date for nominations 4pm Thursday 28th January.

Existing Community Councillors do not need to stand for re-election during these By-Elections.

To stand for election to a Community Council, candidates must reside in the local area and be named on the 1st December 2009 Electoral Register for that area.

Nomination Packs are available from your local Argyll and Bute Council ServicePoint located in the main towns across Argyll and Bute, online at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/communitycouncils or by calling 01546 603264.

Community Councils make a valuable contribution to the development of Argyll and Bute through their engagement in localised community planning, their representation of community views, and their promoting and delivery of local activities.

Argyll and Bute Council Leader Dick Walsh says: “Being a Community Councillor is a very important role, and one which can be very rewarding. I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in contributing to their local community to consider standing for election as a Community Councillor in this year’s elections”

Closing date for nominations is 4pm Thursday 28th January 2010

Election Day for the Community Council Elections is Thursday 5th March 2010

Existing Community Councillors do not need to stand for re-election during the By-Election process

For further information on Community Council By-Elections please call 01546 603264

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