Councillors needed for Garlieston CC

Garlieston Community Council was dissolved recently because its numbers had dropped below half the required elected membership.

This will now cause a by-election at the beginning of August.

Applicants will need to be registered with Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Returning Officer by Friday, June 24 at 5pm.

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Applicants must be over 16-years of age and reside in the community council area they want to represent.

Community councils give local people a say about what goes on in their area. They are not part of local government but play a vital role in representing the views of their community to the local authority and other public bodies.

There are 107 community councils across Dumfries and Galloway.

They have a great deal of scope to get involved in local issues and develop local projects or activities. There are different ways to get involved in your local community council including becoming a community council member.