HAWICK residents have been urged to put their names forward as community councillors.
Nominations for the 15-seat council closes at noon on October 5 and if more than 15 people come forward an election will be held on October 13.
If eight to 15 nominations are received the new council will be declared on October 12. If fewer than eight come forward, the council will fold and fresh nominations will not be sought until April.
Nominations papers are available from the SBC contact centre in the Town Hall, Hawick library, returning officer Councillor Stuart Marshall on 01450 378970 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Clare Malster at email@example.com or 01835 826626.