Nominations are being invited for anyone interested in joining Hawick Community Council and these will be accepted from Friday 16th August until 9am on Monday 2 September.

The community council consists of a maximum of 15 members. In the event of there being more nominations than places, a ballot will be held.

Nomination forms can be obtained from:

· www.scotborders.gov.uk/ccelections
· Scottish Borders Council Contact Centre, High Street, Hawick
· Library, North Bridge Street, Hawick
· Democratic Services, Scottish Borders Council, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SA (or call 01835 826556)

Completed nomination forms should be returned to:

Judith Turnbull
Hawick CC Election
Democratic Services
Scottish Borders Council
Newtown St Boswells

Returning Officer, Councillor Stuart Marshall, said: “Community councils play an important part in our towns and villages and anyone interested in working with their community council is encouraged to put their name forward. If anyone would like an informal chat about community council life, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.”

An election is required after membership of the community council fell to six following recent resignations.

In terms of the Scottish Borders Council Community Council Scheme, a community council shall cease to operate when the membership falls to less than half.

Councillor Marshall can be contacted on 07767 323189 or at SMarshall@scotborders.gov.uk

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