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Drylaw & Telford Community Council seeks nominations for Community Councillors

NECN Contributor1 16th January 2017 Community Councils, Local News Comments Off on Drylaw & Telford Community Council seeks nominations for Community Councillors
Nominations are open for people wishing to stand as community councillors in the Drylaw and Telford area.

Last year the community council folded as not enough people had applied to be part of it.
Interested groups and individuals need to act quickly as there is only two weeks left to apply. (Links to application forms are at the bottom of this article) 
Community councils local residents and community groups such as youth forums, parent councils and student bodies a chance to influence what happens in their area.
Members get involved in a wide range of activities, comment on planning and licensing applications, take part in community campaigns and work with others to improve the local area.
Councillor Maureen Child, Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee Convener, said: “Democracy is a powerful force at all levels. By joining your local community council you can make a real difference to your neighbourhood, meet new people, learn new skills and take action on issues raised by local residents.
“We are looking for people of all ages and from all walks of life to get involved. Ideas, energy and enthusiasm are welcomed and the Council will provide support to get the best from being a community council member. I’d like to encourage anyone who’s interested in local democracy to get involved – be part of something great.”
People aged 16 years or older and are registered to vote can join. The nomination period for the community council elections runs from Monday 9 January to Monday 30 January 2017.
Elections, if required, will take place on Thursday 23 February 2017.
You can apply as an individual or as a local interest group, such as a Parent Council, a Friends of Parks group or sports club.

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