Bute Community Council: elections coming soon!

The nomination period for the new Bute Community Council runs from September 12 to 27, and elections, if required, will be held on October 31.
The nomination period for the new Bute Community Council runs from September 12 to 27, and elections, if required, will be held on October 31.

The next round of elections to Bute Community Council will take place later this year - so now’s your chance to stand up and have a say in what goes on in your community!

Elections to community councils across Argyll and Bute will take place on Thursday, October 31, with the nomination period running from September 12-27.

Community councils are voluntary organisations which have the right to be consulted about certain local government decisions which affect their areas.

Members are elected by their communities and councils hold regular public meetings - in the case of Bute Community Council, on the third Wednesday of the month, ten times a year.

If you want to be a community councillor, you must be on the electoral register and live in the community council area. You need to be nominated by a proposer and a seconder who should also be registered voters living in the area.

From Wednesday 11 September, Nomination packs will be available from Argyll and Bute Council’s customer service points, including Eaglesham House in Rothesay, from the local authority headquarters at Kilmory or can be downloaded from the council’s website at www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/council-and-government/community-council-nominations

Argyll and Bute Council’s Lead Councillor for support and customer services, Louise Glen-Lee, said: “Community councils have the potential to add real value and vibrancy to life in Argyll and Bute’s towns, villages and island communities. It is a real opportunity for people to help to shape public services in their local area.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved to consider standing for election as a community councillor. It is interesting and challenging and can really make a difference, not only to life in your own community but to Argyll and Bute as a whole.”

Find out more about community councils in your area, including boundary maps, information about this year’s elections and frequently asked questions, by clicking here