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Opportunity to represent Badenoch an Strathspey community with interim community council elections

By Louise Glen

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Nominations are being invited from people seeking election to Highland community councils in Badenoch and Strathspey..

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.

The need to hold interim elections has come about due to the resignation of some members which have brought the community councils down to below half of their memberships

As well as spaces in the Kingussie and Vicinity Community Council and the Dalwhinnie Community Council, eight other community councils throughout the Highlands want to recruit new members.

To stand for election candidates must be entered in the current Electoral Register for the community council area they are applying to stand in.

Nomination forms and copies of the scheme for the establishment of community councils can be downloaded from the Highland Council website at: www.highland.gov.uk/elections or by email to: election@highland.gov.uk; or by contacting Liz Cowie on liz.cowie@highland.gov.uk or by phoning 01540 664 537 .

Completed nomination forms must be submitted to the appropriate ward manager, and be received no later than noon on Tuesday August 31.

Elections will take place on Thursday September 30 2021 where the number of valid nominations exceeds the membership number of the relevant Community Council.

The eight other community councils looking for people to put themselves forward are: Gairloch Community Council, Glendale Communtiy Council,

Kinlochleven Community Council, Marybank, Scatwell and Strathconon Community Council, Nigg and Shandwick Community Council, Slackbuie Community Council and Wester Loch Ewe Community,

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