Community Council Elections

Community Council Elections 2019

Community Council elections are due to start in South Ayrshire. This is where existing Community Councillors step down and an opportunity is made available for new members to take up office.

Community Councils are voluntary organisations set up and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. Their specific role can vary according to local needs. Their size, in terms of area and population, differs across the country. Community Councils play an important role in local democracy, and confirm the Scottish Government’s commitment to include local people in the decisions made by their local Council.

This is your chance to represent your community.

To be a Community Councillor a candidate must:

  • be 18 years of age or over by 21 February 2019,
  • have your name appear on the current register of Local Government Electors for the area concerned,
  • 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)
  • 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).

Community Councils members are elected for a three year term. More details can be found at www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/community-councils/.

Nomination forms can be downloaded, and must be returned to the following address no later than 5pm on Thursday 21 February 2019

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

Community Council elections follow a three year cycle. In 2016 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.

At the full elections an additional Community Council was established in Minishant. During the year 2017/18 a further Community Council was established in Tarbolton, and during the year 2018/19 Monkton re-established their Community Council which takes the current number of active Community Councils to 28.

Two Annual By-Elections have taken place in Feb/March 2017 and Feb/March 2018 to fill vacancies. The results of all Community Council Elections for the current term are shown below. Full elections will take place again in early 2019.

By-election results

Monkton By-Election July 2018

Results for 2018 By-Election

Tarbolton By-Election October 2017

Results for the 2017 By-Election

Results of the 2016 elections