Nominations for community councils open

The nominations for four community councils in the Leaderdale and Melrose ward are set to open later this month.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 1:09 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 3:22 pm
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Lauderdale, Melrose and District, Tweedbank, and Oxton and Channelkirk will be seeking new community councils.

Lauderdale is first up, with nominations open from Monday May 9 to Monday,May 23.

Nomination forms can be picked up from Lauder Post Office or the Lauder Health Centre on Crofts Road.

Alternatively, the forms are also available from Leaderdale and Melrose Councillors Iain Gillespie, David Parker or Jim Torrance.

That will be followed by nominations for Melrose and District, set to be held between Monday, May 16 and Monday, May 30.

Nomination forms will be available from Melrose Post Office or the current Leaderdale and Melrose councillors.

Nominations for the Tweedbank council will be open between Monday, May 23 and Monday, June 6.

Nomination forms for the council will be available from Tweedbank Late Shop or the Leaderdale and Melrose community councillors.

Lastly, nominations for the Oxton and Channelkirk Community Council are going to be open from Monday, May 30 to Monday, June 13.

Nomination forms are available from The Village Shop in Oxton, or the current Leaderdale and Melrose councillors.

Nomination forms for all these councils will also be available online through Scottish Borders Council’s website, at for each community council prior to the nomination period.

In the event of there being more nominations than places on the community council, a ballot will be held.