Have your say and help make a difference in Giffnock

East Renfrewshire residents who are passionate about their area are being urged to get involved in the Giffnock Community Council interim election.

Friday, 12th March 2021, 7:13 am
Residents are being encouraged to get involved in the Giffnock Community Council interim election.

Community Councils are a special type of community group who are consulted on important local issues, such a new housing plans, alcohol licensing applications and crime.

These groups provide a direct link between the local community and the Council, NHS, Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and other public bodies.

Members of the group can share their views on many issues that affect the local area, offering local residents the opportunity to come together, discuss and campaign specific matters of interest to their particular local community and ensure their voices are heard on important matters. It is also an opportunity to run local events and support good causes.

Anyone wishing to stand for election must be a resident in the community council area, aged 16 years or over and named on the electoral register.

The proposer and seconder must also stay in the community council/neighbourhood area, with self-nomination not permitted.

The nomination period is opened on Thursday, March 11 and will closes on Wednesday, April 9 at 4.45pm.

The neighbourhood areas with vacant seats are as follows:

Giffnock South (3 vacancies)

Merrylee and Braidbar (9 vacancies)

Orchard Park (6 vacancies)

More information and nominations forms are available by visiting: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/giffnock-community-council

For further assistance or to have a nomination form posted to you please contact Vincent McCulloch, Community Council Liaison Officer on 0141 577 4645 or by emailing [email protected]