Interim election to fill vacancies

Election

North Kelvin Community Council are having an interim election this summer to fill 4 vacancies. The closing date for nominations is Friday 22 July 2022.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in joining us. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented parts of the North Kelvin community, including:

  • young people
  • disabled people
  • members of ethnic minority communities
  • people who live in the Canal ward.
Map showing the 3 City Council wards in North Kelvin

Map of North Kelvin Community Council area showing the Maryhill, Hillhead and Canal wards

Read on to find out what we do, how to find out more and how to submit your application.

What we do

Our aim is to improve North Kelvin:

  • by helping residents engage with Glasgow City Council
  • by transmitting community opinion to Glasgow City Council
  • through our responses to planning applications and other consultations
  • by holding community clean-ups
  • by supporting other community events
  • by sharing information useful to residents
  • by encouraging residents to get involved.

Help us make local democracy work for North Kelvin and make this an even better place to live!

Meetings

We hold 10 public meetings a year on the first Tuesday of the month (no meeting in July or December). At meetings we:

  • hear and respond to reports from City Councillors and the local police
  • provide a forum for local residents to raise concerns
  • discuss local planning applications
  • organise our regular clean-up events.

Meetings are non-party-political.

Future plans

We have ambitions to create a green corridor linking the green spaces along Wilton Street. We are also planning a memorial to the nurse Louisa Jordan, who was born and brought up in this area.

Find out more

Browse this site to find out more about us, especially our minutes and community clean-up pages. We are also on Facebook and Twitter.

You can find out more about how community councils work on the GCC website.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Apply to join us

Full details of how to apply are in the Public Notice (in full below and on our noticeboards).

You must be over 16 and resident in the area. (To check if your address falls within North Kelvin, go to the MyNearest map, wait for the “Near Me” list to load on the right-hand side, and then enter your postcode. Your community council should be towards the end of the list.)

You will need to fill in a valid nomination form signed by two other residents.

Closing date: Friday 22 July 2022

Nomination forms can also be obtained from the address at the bottom of the Public Notice.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Nominations are invited from residents who are 16 years or over to join North Kelvin Community Council

1. Qualification

Anyone over 16 years of age who resides within the Community Council boundary area can stand for election. All that is required is that the candidate, proposer and seconders’ names appear on the Electoral Register. (Alternative measures for identification and residency status of candidates may be undertaken in certain circumstances.)

2. Vacancies

There are currently 4 vacancies being advertised for North Kelvin Community Council.

3. Closing Date

Valid nomination forms must be submitted to Glasgow City Council (see below) by Friday 22 July 2022.

4. Filling Vacancies

Uncontested Election Meeting:

Should 4 or fewer valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council, the candidates will be elected unopposed on Tuesday 2 August 2022 at 7pm in Kelvinbridge Parish Church, 62 Belmont Street, G20 6JR.

Contested Election – Secret Ballot:

Should more than 4 valid nominations be submitted to Glasgow City Council by Friday 22 July 2022, a secret ballot will take place in Kelvinbridge Parish Church, 62 Belmont Street, G20 6JR, on Tuesday 2 August 2022.

Qualifying residents* will be entitled to cast up to 4 votes during the ballot opening hours 5.30pm – 8.30pm. A list of candidates will be publicly advertised before the secret ballot. The results of the secret ballot will be confirmed at the next scheduled meeting of the community council, i.e. Tuesday 6 September.

*To vote at a Community Council election, residents’ names and addresses must appear on the Electoral Register or be confirmed using the alternative measures (see Qualification above).


Steven Dowling
Community Empowerment Services
Glasgow City Council
City Chambers
82 George Square
Glasgow G2 1DU

Tel. 07912 408082

E: steven.dowling@glasgow.gov.uk

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