Aberdeen ,

Opportunity for citizens to represent their community

Residents in the Queen’s Cross and Harlaw area of Aberdeen are invited to stand in a forthcoming community council election being held on Thursday 5 March 2020.

Community councils act as a voice for their local area and express the views of local people on issues of public concern to the local authority, in this case Aberdeen City Council, other public sector bodies and private organisations. They are also a statutory consultee on all planning applications and liquor licensing applications.

Anyone considering standing for election should have a keen interest in their local community and be public spirited. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and named on the current electoral register for the community council area in which they reside.

Community councils usually meet once a month, to discuss the issues of concern in their local area and through public engagement should encourage feedback and involvement from all sectors of the local community. This could include consultations, questionnaires, public meetings and effective communications to publicise and promote the work of the community council.

Established under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, each community council comprises of up to 12 members, dependant on the size of the population for that location with each community councillor elected to serve for a period of three years.

Queen’s Cross and Harlaw Community Council

2020 election timetable

Publication of Notice of Election

Wednesday 08 January 2020

Close of Nominations

4pm on Thursday 06 February 2020

Closing date for withdrawal of Nominations

4pm on Wednesday 12 February 2020

Notice of Poll (or Uncontested Election)

Monday 17 February 2020

Polling Day (8am-8pm)

Thursday 05 March

For further information on the forthcoming community council election and the relevant documents, please visit: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/communitycouncilelections

For anyone interested in standing as a community councillor and would like more details, please contact Karen Finch, community council liaison officer, Aberdeen City Council, via email at communitycouncils@aberdeencity.gov.uk or telephone 01224 522723.