Have Your Say – Community Council Elections 2018

Published on Friday 3 August 2018

Elections are due to be held in October for all 25 community councils in Angus.

If you are passionate about local matters and keen to play an important part in representing the views of people and groups in your local area, then you could be the ideal community councillor.

Notice of election will be published on Tellmescotland on Wednesday 29 August and all community councils have been informed. Full details about community councillor nominations are available via our dedicated community council elections web pages now.

Nominations for prospective candidates may be submitted from that date until 4pm on Wednesday, 19 September. This applies to all community councils across Angus.

As the most local tier of elected representation, community councils play an important role in local democracy and are made up of local people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live.

As well as representing the community to Angus Council, your community councils support and enable a wide range of activities for the good of their local area. They bring people together to make things happen and protect and promote their community’s identity. Community councils advise, petition, influence and advocate on causes, concerns and issues on behalf of their communities.

They are a great way to get involved and can give a close and clear insight into the workings of local and national government.

As well as having a keen interest in the place and the people where you live, a prospective community councillor must be aged 16 years-old or over, on the electoral role and resident in the community council area they want to represent.

There are community councils operating in Aberlemno; Auchterhouse; Carnoustie; The City of Brechin & District; Ferryden & Craig; Friockheim; Glamis; Hillside, Dun & Logie Pert; Inverarity; Inveresk; Kirriemuir; Kirriemuir Landward East; Kirriemuir Landward West; Letham & District; Lunanhead & District; Monifieth;  Monikie & Newbigging; Muirhead,  Birkhill & Liff; Murroes & Wellbank; Newtyle & Eassie; The Royal Burgh of Arbroath & District; The Royal Burgh of Forfar; The Royal Burgh of Montrose; Strathmartine; and Tealing.

The election process was last undertaken in 2015 (postponed for a year due to the number of key electoral events in 2014) resulting in a three year term of office for current community councillors. The election schedule now falls back into line with the Scheme for the Establishment for Community Councils.

Visit our community council blog, where you’ll find minutes, agendas, links to community council websites and news items, and can have a conversation about the work of your community council. Information and advice for community council members is available at www.communitycouncils.scot.

If you have any queries you can contact a member of the Election Team on (01307) 476060 or email elections@angus.gov.uk