Diversity in Community Councils’ work

(Adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association‘s website)
Community Council elections start on Monday, 5th September. Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) has organised a workshop on Wednesday, 7th September (6pm to 8:30pm) followed by drop-sessions to encourage members of Edinburgh’s ethnic population to become involved with their local community councils.

Community Councils are for everyone, and New Town & Broughton CC would welcome new applications to become a CC member for our area. Nominations open on Monday, 5th September and forms can be obtained from the returning officer, Cllr Karen Doran (email karen.doran@edinburgh.gov.uk)  or downloaded from Edinburgh Council’s website from next week.

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Community Council Elections 2016

Nominations open for the 2016 Community Council elections on 5 September and close on 29 September. If an election is required it will be held on 27 October. For New Town and Broughton Community Council there are 16 places for elected members and 8 places for nominated representatives of local interest groups which have registered with the City of Edinburgh Council.

The minimum age to stand for election as a community councillor is 16 years. Qualification for elected membership is by residency within the community council area. Elected representatives must also be named on the electoral register for the community council area in which they reside. Nominated representatives need not appear on the electoral register for the community council provided that they remain voluntary, active members of the nominating group.

The returning officer for the New Town and Broughton Community Council election is Councillor Karen Doran- who can  be contacted at karen.doran@edinburgh.gov.uk  or 0131 529 3265. Here is a link to the relevant page on the City of Edinburgh Council website - at bottom of page is a link to the nomination forms.

http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/info/20133/community_planning/1493/community_council