Establishment of Southside Community Council

17 August 2015

People who are committed to improving their neighbourhood, and who want to make a difference in the Southside, are being sought to be part of the local community council.

Nominations are now open for places on Southside Community Council.

The city's Community Councils are key to the work of the Council and other partners, are represented on each of the 12 Neighbourhood Partnerships and work with these partners to convey the views of local people, and to influence improvements to service delivery in their area.

At least six members of the public are now being sought to restart Southside Community Council, which previously ran until 2011.

Anyone aged 16 or over and on the electoral role can join by filling out a nomination form by 7 September. Contact your returning officer for a nomination form, visit the Council website or call 0131 529 3402 for more details of how to apply.

Councillor Jim Orr is the Returning Officer for the community council elections.

Councillor Maureen Child, Convener of the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee, said: "Community Councils give people the opportunity to work with the Council and other partner organisations for the benefit of their local area.

"I would encourage anyone interested in joining the Southside Community Council to come forward for this exciting opportunity and chance to collaborate with fellow community members and partners, to make a real difference in their neighbourhood."