Residents encouraged to represent communities

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People living in Sheddocksley, Mastrick and Summerhill are being invited to stand and represent their communities in upcoming Community Council elections.  Numbers have fallen on the local community council and this has offered an opportunity for some more local residents to get involved.

Local councillor for Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill Steve Delaney, who served on community councils for a number of years said, “Community councils were created to ensure the views of local communities are heard. Community councils are statutory consulates on Planning and Licensing applications and they often respond to consultations by ACC, NHS and other public”.

“Some community councils produce local newsletters and others organise local events including family fun days, litter picks and more. It’s a great opportunity to get involved, helping out with current initiatives and putting forward new ideas”.

There are no special skills or previous experience required to stand for election, but anyone interested is encouraged to have a keen interest in their local community and be public spirited.  

Candidates must be at least 16 years old and be named on the current electoral register for the community council area in which they live in.  

The closing date for nominations is Thursday 21 March at 4pm, with the notice of poll or uncontested election being on Monday 1 April.  

Those interested in standing as a Community Councillor and would like more information should contact Karen Finch, Community Liasion Officer at or telephone 01224 053945. You can also find out more online.