Residents encouraged to join their local Community Council as elections open Residents encouraged to join their local Community Council as elections open
Residents who want to make a difference in their communities are being encouraged to join their local Community Council. Elections to Community Councils across... Residents encouraged to join their local Community Council as elections open

Residents who want to make a difference in their communities are being encouraged to join their local Community Council.

Elections to Community Councils across Renfrewshire open today.

Renfrewshire has 21 active Community Councils, with Charleston, Gallowhill, Glenburn and Hunterhill not currently having any Community Council representation.

Elections will only take place for Renfrewshire’s active Community Councils, however, anyone who is interested in setting up a group in one of the four areas currently without representation should contact Renfrewshire Council.

Residents must be aged 16 or over, live in the Community Council area and be registered to vote to be eligible to stand in the elections.

Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “Community Councils can be the voice of our local people and an important part of community life in Renfrewshire.

“They can help improve their community and public services as well as the quality of life in their areas by generating community spirit, resilience and pride.

“If you live in an area that does not currently have a Community Council and would like help establishing a group, please get in touch for advice and support.

“I would encourage anyone who wants to get involved in their local area to put themselves forward for the Community Council elections. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in your local community.”

The Community Council elections close on Friday 13th September 2019, with the first meeting of each group taking place in October.

For more information on how to join your Community Council visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/ccelections.