Community council nominations extended

Nominations for community council elections has been extended for one week in eight areas - because not enough nominations have been received to allow a council to be formed.

The time frame in which residents can submit nominations to serve on their local community councils has been extended by the Returning Officer by one week, until Monday, October 5.

Due to the lack of nominations for certain areas, there is insufficient numbers to fill vacancies the community councils could fold.

Regulations dictate that the community councils of Inverarity, Kirriemuir, Monifieth, Montrose, Murroes and Wellbank, Royal Burgh of Arbroath and District, Royal Burgh of Forfar and Tealing cannot continue if half of the community councillor vacancies are unfilled.

If you want to help your local community and have a voice in local decisions that affect local people – get involved.

Candidates in these eight areas now have until 4pm on Monday October 5 to put forward nominations.

For further details, please contact the Angus Council Election Team on 01307 476060 or by email to

You can also visit the community council election page on the council’s website.

Nomination forms are available from the Returning Officer (Community Council Elections), Elections Office, Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AN, Community Council secretaries.

Nominations for the other areas closed on Monday, September 28.