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Community Council Elections

Community Council By-Elections 2017

Community Council By- Elections are taking place across South Ayrshire — this is your chance to represent your community!

The purpose of a Community Council is to find out, co-ordinate and express the views of the wider community within its boundary.

Community Councils are important as they help inform the decision making processes of organisations such as South Ayrshire Council.

The list below shows active Community Councils which have vacancies. If you are 18 or over and are resident in one of the Community Council areas with vacancies, you can become a candidate.

Community Council Vacancies
Alloway and Doonfoot 3 Alloway
3 Doonfoot
Annbank and Coylton 5
Ballantrae 3
Belmont, Kincaidston and St Leonards 2 Kincaidston
3 Belmont North
4 Belmont South
3 St Leonards
Colmonell and Lendalfoot 4
Craigie 3
Crosshill, Straiton and Kirkmichael 1
Dailly 3
Dundonald 2
Dunure 4
Forehill, Holmston and Masonhill 3 Castlehill / Masonhill / New Holmston
2 Holmston and Forehill
Fort, Seafield and Wallacetown 1 Seafield
4 Wallacetown
Girvan and District 2
Kirkoswald, Maidens and Turnberry 3
Loans 4
Maybole 4
Minishant 1
Mossblown and St Quivox 2
Newton and Heathfield 4
North Ayr 1 Whitletts and Lochside
4 Dalmilling
2 Craigie
Pinwherry and Pinmore 2
Prestwick North 6
Prestwick South 2 Prestwick South West
2 Prestwick South East
Symington 3
Troon 2

To become a Community Councillor, a candidate must:

  • be 18 years of age or over by 23 February 2017;
  • have your name appear on the current register of Local Government Electors for South Ayrshire;
  • be resident in the Community Council area, or sub area for which you are being nominated;
  • not be an elected member of a local authority (or an elected member of any other legislature); and
  • not be a person who would be disqualified from being nominated in a Local Government Election in terms Subsections 1(B), (ba), (C), (2), (3) and (3B) of Section 31 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 as amended. (These relate to sequestration and bankruptcy and to criminal convictions where a sentence of imprisonment without the option of fine has been passed).

Members of a Community Council are elected for three years and a By – Election takes place in year two and three to fill any vacancies.

To become a candidate please fill in the form.

Nomination forms must be returned to:

Returning Officer
Community Council Elections
South Ayrshire Council
County Buildings
Wellington Square
AYR KA7 1DR

The deadline is for all nominations is Midnight on Thursday 23rd February 2017.

Ballot papers would be issued in March 2017 to residents in any Community Council area which receives more nominations than there are vacancies.

For more information, please contact Karen Monaghan on 01292 612042 or Marie Welsh 01292 612622.

Community Council Elections 2016

Last year a Full Election process took place for South Ayrshire Community Councils, whereby existing Community Councillors stepped down and new members had the opportunity to take up office.

An additional Community Council has been established in Minishant and there are now 27 active Community Councils in South Ayrshire.

By-elections will take place in 2017 and 2018.

Results of the elections are as follows:

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