NOMINATIONS are now open for South Ayrshire's Community Council by-elections.  

Community Councils are voluntary organisations set up and run by residents to act on behalf of their area.

They play an important role in local democracy by working closely with elected members, helping to influence decisions made both locally, and at a national level, representing their community where it matters most.

Once elected, Community Councillors will serve for the remaining term of three years.

By-elections are held annually to fill any vacant spaces.

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Councillor Martin Dowey, Leader of South Ayrshire Council said: “Community Councils are an integral part of democracy in South Ayrshire, and provide a great opportunity for residents to influence local decisions.   

“If you are passionate about where you live and would like to have your say, I would encourage you to stand for the Community Council in your area.” 

A full list of the current vacancies can be found on the council website.

If you would like to represent your local area, please email to request a nomination form.

Forms should be returned by 4pm on Thursday, February 16 2023.