The Digital Sentinel paid a visit to Wester Hailes library today to take part in a stall organised by SCOREscotland that planned to let local people know how they could become more involved with their area.
The stall was attended by representatives from the new Wester Hailes Community Trust, Wester Hailes Community Council, Sighthill Parkhead and Broomhouse Community Council and SCOREscotland.
Armed with a plethora of leaflets the team was there to give advice to local people about how they can have their say and become more involved with some of the community groups in their area. Applications for the upcoming Community Council elections were also available. Nominations for the Community Council opened on Monday 5 September 2016 and will run until Monday 26 September, meaning anyone who is interested in becoming a member can officially put themselves forward.
All you need to become a member is be over 16, live and have a keen interest in the area and be on the electoral roll. You can download a nomination form here. This nomination form must be completed and returned to The Returning Officer, City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ by 4pm Monday 26 September 2016. If an election is required it will be held on Thursday 27 October 2016.