Community council election date sparks call to take part for Fife Council’s leaders

Cllr David Alexander and Cllr David Ross
Cllr David Alexander and Cllr David Ross

Fife Council’s leaders are calling on Fifers to stand up for their areas in the upcoming community council elections.

The elections are held every four years, giving locals the opportunity to have a voice in their own neighbourhoods. This year they are scheduled to take place on October 4.

Fife currently has 85 active community councils out of a potential 105. And both councillors are keen to encourage more people to make a difference in their areas.

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Councillor Alexander said: “Community councils are an important part of giving our communities a voice. They can provide us, as councillors, and statutory bodies with the grassroots viewpoint and opinions that are essential to shaping services and making decisions about issues that matter to local people.

“Some councils are more active than others and some areas don’t even have one. New blood is always needed if groups like this are to grow and develop.”

Councillor Ross added: “If you want to stand you must be 16 years old or over, be on the electoral roll, and live in the community council area you want to stand in.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in being an independent advocate for their community to come forward and stand for election.”

For anyone interested, nomination papers and more information is available on the Fife Council website.

Nomination papers should be returned to the Council by no later than 4pm on September 6.