The Community Council elections are held every 3 or 4 years and the next one will be on October 3rd.
As a community councillor you get the chance to make things happen for the community, to liaise with Dumfries and Galloway Council over local issues, to have your say on what is proposed for Kirkmahoe by local and national government and to be involved in decisions to spend the income from the windfarms (approximately £4000 each year).
The number of members has been increased to 11 from 7, so there is plenty of room for new members with new ideas even if all the existing members decide to put themselves up for election. If only 11 people or fewer volunteer there will not be an election - they will automatically become the next Community .Council. Anyone over 16 who reisdes in the area and is on the electoral roll for our area is eligible - and it would be great to have some young members.
Up until now the Community Council has met at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday in the month, alternately in Kirkton and Dalswinton Halls, except in July and December,but a new Community Council could change that.
For more information and application forms which can be completed online or printed please visit https://www.dumgal.gov.uk/communitycouncils. Closing date for application is 3rd September
Secretary Kirkmahoe Community Council