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Nominations to re-open for three of Moray's community councils

By Jonathan Clark

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Nominations re-open for three of Moray’s community councils on Wednesday, October 27.
Nominations re-open for three of Moray’s community councils on Wednesday, October 27.

NOMINATIONS for three Moray community councils are set to re-open on Wednesday, October 27.

After the election of community councils across in September, a number returned below the minimum number of members required to form.

The communities that petitioned the Returning Officer to allow them to run an election again were Findochty, Dyke Landward and Lennox.

Depute Returning Officer, Moira Patrick, said: “As these communities were previously active they were able to petition, under the electoral scheme for community councils, to have their area’s election run for a further period.

“We look forward to receiving the new nominations by 4pm from any member of the community eager to join their local community council.”

The council areas and number of available seats are: Dyke Landward (seven); Findochty & District (seven) and Lennox [incorporating Spey Bay (two), Portgordon (four), Fochabers (six) and Clochan & Enzie (two)] 14.

Candidates that stood in the unsuccessful elections for these community councils earlier this year are not required to resubmit their nomination form.

Anyone else wishing to stand must submit a valid nomination form to the Elections Office, Moray Council, Council Offices, Elgin IV30 1BX, no later than 4pm on Friday, November 12.

Nomination forms are available from the elections office by calling the helpline on 01343 563334, emailing elections@moray.gov.uk or online.

Community councillors must be 16, live in the community council area and be named on the electoral register for the area in which they are standing.

If the number of valid nominations exceeds the maximum number of seats available for a community council a postal ballot will be held in December.

If the number of nominations received are between the minimum and maximum membership, those nominated will be declared elected.

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