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Hunt is on to fill spaces on Nethy Bridge watchdog

By Gavin Musgrove

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Nethy Bridge Community Council represents the village and wider surrounding area.
Nethy Bridge Community Council represents the village and wider surrounding area.

Nominations are being sought to fill vacancies on a community council in Strathspey.

Nethy Bridge is one of 15 watchdogs in the Highlands which is short on numbers. There are up to six vacancies available.

A Highland Council spokesperson said: “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.

Strathdearn – which represents Tomatin and the surrounding area – also has six places available.

Candidates need to make sure they are registered on the current electoral register for the community council area must be 16 years old or over.

Completed nomination forms for Nethy Bridge Community Council need to be submitted to the council’s ward manager Liz Cowie no later than noon on February 1.

Ward managers will accept emailed copies of the form, so long as it has been correctly completed and contains the signature of the candidate and witness.

If any of the 15 community Councils receive valid nominations by the deadline that exceeds its membership number then an election will take place on March 3 via postal ballot.

Applications can be submitted to Ms Cowie by email at Liz.Cowie@highland.gov.uk .

• More details are also available at www.highland.gov.uk/elections .

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