Deadline approaching for Community Council election nominations

With only a few days left until the deadline for nominations for Community Council elections, Stirling Council is urging anyone considering standing to put their name forward.

Hands up if you want to make a difference in your community
The deadline for nominations to be submitted for the Community Council elections is at 4pm on Wednesday 19 April

Nomination forms to stand in elections across Stirling’s 42 Community Councils must be submitted by Wednesday 19 April (no later than 4pm). Anyone over the age of 16 can get involved.

Community Councils are the most local tier of elected representatives for residents. They represent local people, advocate for their area and work in collaboration with others to improve services.

Community Councils are involved in a variety of activities and issues, including planning and licensing applications, and can support local initiatives by securing funding and sharing expertise.

'A really rewarding experience'

Stirling Council leader Chris Kane said: “With the deadline closing in for nominations, time is running out for people to stand in our Community Council elections – so if you want to make a difference in your local community please make sure you grasp this opportunity before it’s too late.

“I have spoken previously about my experience as a Community Councillor in Stirling and the positive impact you can have in your local community. It’s a really rewarding experience, a fantastic introduction to local democracy and it brings communities closer together.

“If you feel your voice isn’t being heard on certain issues or if you are passionate about improving the lives of people in your local neighbourhoods, then standing as a Community Councillor is your chance to do something about it.

“People of all backgrounds and experiences can get involved, so please get your form in, or get in touch if you have any questions.”

For more information on Community Councils and becoming a Community Councillor visit the webpage or contact: Paper forms can also be collected from local libraries and at the Customer First Office on Port Street, Stirling.