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METHLICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL – IMPORTANT NOTICE

METHLICK COMMUNITY COUNCIL

ELECTION OF COUNCILLORS

Nominations are invited for persons to serve on Methlick & District Community Council.

All nine places are available to be filled.

Nomination papers are available from the following addresses:


Service Point, Aberdeenshire Council

45 Bridge Street, ELLON, AB41 9AA

Or from the following local point:

The Ythanview Hotel, Main Street, Methlick. 01651 806235


Costcutters Shop, Main Street. Methlick
01651 806213


All nomination papers must be with the Returning Officer, Elaine Brown, at the above address by 5.00 p.m. on Friday 18 November 2016.

Elaine Brown

Formartine Area Manager


 

Methlick community council was formed in 1976 as part of local government reorganisation.  As a Scottish community council it plays an important part in keeping Aberdeenshire Council informed of local opinion, concerns and acts as a statutory consultee on licensing and planning matters.

Serving on a community council can be a personally rewarding duty, making a contribution to local civic life, ensuring issues are raised with council officials and local improvement projects brought to fruition.

Without community councils, local projects and expenditure is less likely to proceed.  Aberdeenshire Council officials, have less information on which to base decisions.

Community councillors act as trustees or forum members for the park, and Haddo Country Park.  They have been important custodians for funds for community development from wind turbine developers, or house builders who have obligations for developing facilities in Methlick.  It is a varied and interesting responsibility essential to our community.

You can find out more about being a community councillor here: Aberdeenshire Council

You can read:

Community Council Handbook (468 kb)

And you can view a website that helps you find out more:

http://www.communitycouncils.scot/

 

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