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Has Interest In Community Councils Collapsed - Timetable For Community Council Elections Confirmed

4th December 2023

The Highland Council has announced the timetable to make a final attempt to reform the 30 Community Council elections that failed to form in September 2023.

Community Councils are voluntary organisations that express the views and concerns of local people within their area across a wide range of issues from new buildings and roads to local services and facilities.

To help promote those community councils listed and to explain more about the important role community councils play, the Council has created an online digital toolkit with lots of helpful information. This is now available on the Council's website - www.highland.gov.uk/ccelections

Anyone considering putting themselves forward must be 16 years of age or over (by the date of the close of nominations), be registered as an elector on the local government electoral register and be a resident of the community council area.

The Communities that failed to form following the 2023 Community Council Elections are:

Balintore and Hilton
Ballachulish
Ballifeary
Bower
Carrbridge
Cawdor and West Nairnshire
Creich
Cromdale and Advie
Dalneigh and Columba
Dalwhinnie
Dornie and District
Dulnain Bridge
East Nairnshire
Glendale
Golspie
Grantown On Spey
Inver
Muir of Ord
Muirtown
Nairn West and Suburban
Nigg and Shandwick
Portree
Resolis
Sleat
Small Isles
Smithton
Stromeferry and Achmore
Sunart
Tain
Waternish

The Notice of Election will go live on Monday 15 January 2024 and anyone living in those 30 communities that did not form will have until midday on Tuesday 30 January 2024 to put themselves forward.

The online nomination process is quick and simple to use and full details will be provided when the Notice of Election is published and for anyone that does not have access assistance is available by contacting the election helpline on 01349 886657.

In the meantime, detailed information about the role community councils play and the election process are on the website - www.highland.gov.uk/ccelections

 

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