New Community Councils

Kirkwood Community Council

Community Councils elections

A request has been received for the establishment of a Community Council within the area of Kirkwood.

The number of persons to be elected for this area is:-

Minimum                    Maximum


       9                                  13

Any person whose name appears in the current register of electors or supplementary list for this Community Council area is entitled to stand for election, for which nominations are now invited.

Nomination Process 

Details of the arrangements for election to the Community Council are contained within the Nomination Pack.

Nomination packs are available from Wednesday, 4 October 2017.

Deadline for Completion   

Completed Nomination papers require to be returned to the Head of Business for Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB no later than 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 24 October 2017.

Following Close of Nominations

Depending upon the number of nominations received, one of the following steps will be taken:-

No Community Council - will be formed where the number of nominations received for an entire Community Council area is less than the minimum number of members required.

The Establishment of a Community Council without an election - where the number of nominations received for an entire Community Council area is no less than the minimum number, but does not exceed the maximum number of members to be elected.

Election of a Community Council - where the number of nominations received exceeds the maximum number to be elected.  In this instance, the maximum membership will be 13. This will take place locally and be by way of a secret ballot.

Allanton and Hartwood Community Council

Following the close of nominations to establish a Community Council in the Allanton and Hartwood area, 7 successful nominations have been accepted. The inaugural meeting will take place in Allanton Senior Citizens Centre, 195 Allanton Road, Allanton, Shotts on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 at 6pm.


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