There are currently THREE vacancies on Alva Community Council (ACC), and applications from willing volunteers are invited from Alva residents.
The Community Council meets on the second Monday of each month during September to June at 7.30 pm in the hall at the rear of Alva Baptist Church. However, in due course ACC will be moving to the community meeting space in Alva Community Access Point (CAP) when it relocates to Alva Primary School.
Current planning applications, local issues, town maintenance, etc, are discussed, so that the views of the Alva Community can be properly represented to Clackmannanshire Council and other public bodies.
There are also various sub-groups including the Events Group who organise the annual Fun Day and Christmas Fayre.
This is an opportunity for public spirited individuals to step forward and help to make a difference.
Past minutes are available on our website, which will give an idea of the range of issues and activities involved www.alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk.
Application Forms and Guidance Notes are available from:
Completed applications, addressed to The Secretary of Alva Community Council, should be returned by Monday 27 August 2018 to any of the above or the postal address on the guidance notes.
For Further Information: contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call into Higglety Pigglety where Community Councillor, Lynn Cameron may be able to help.
The decision on filling these vacancies will be made at the Community Council meeting on Mon 10 Sept 2018 which the public are welcome to attend as observers.
If the number of volunteer applications does not exceed the three vacancies all will be co-opted on to the Community Council provided Eligibility Criteria is met, this is explained on the guidance notes.
In the event that there are more eligible applications than vacancies an open vote will be taken by current elected Community Councillors.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL CASUAL VACANCIES – GUIDANCE TO APPLICANTS
To apply for a vacancy on Alva Community Council, you are required to lodge the enclosed Application Form with the Secretary of the Community Council by the date and time shown at the foot of the form.
To be eligible you must:-
- Be at least 16 years of age;
- Appear on the electoral roll;
If you are aged between 16 and 18, you need to have your details added to the 16 – 18 year olds electoral roll, please contact the Election Office, telephone 01259 452112 for information or check on the website: www.clacksweb.org.uk/community councils.
- Be resident in the Alva Community Council area.
- Not be subject to any legal incapacity (further details available on request).
You can check that you are on the electoral roll by contacting Governance Services, Kilncraigs, Alloa, Tel. 01259 452266 or email: email@example.com.
Note: Council employees who intend to submit an application form: If you are an employee of Clackmannanshire Council, you will be eligible, providing you have not been refused permission or had permission withdrawn.
Applicants are invited to consider submitting a Personal Statement in support of their application. These will be made available to the members of the Community Council to help them make informed choices if the number of applicants exceeds the number of vacancies.
For Example, you could explain in your statement why you want to join the Community Council, what skills and experience you have or what your main interests are.
Note: You do not have to provide a personal statement if you do not want to. Please note however that personal statements cannot be submitted after the closing date for applications.
The Community Council is entitled to refuse to consider any personal statement that is:-
- In excess of 250 words.
- Considered at its sole discretion to be illegible or contain material that is defamatory, obscene or unlawfully discriminatory.
Returning your Form
Please ensure your Application Form has been completed correctly following the above instructions and return to the following address before 7 pm on Monday 27 August 2018
Alva Community Council
10 George Street
Alternatively, hand into Alva Community Access Point (CAP) or Higglety Pigglety shop in Alva where Community Councillor, Lynn Cameron may be able to answer any questions you may have.
Before returning your form, please check that you have completed all the relevant parts and that you have signed the form. Incomplete forms may have to be returned and may mean you miss the deadline for submission.
Alva Community Council is required to adhere to requirements as laid down in Clackmannanshire Council’s ‘Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils’.
Alva Community Councillors must adhere to the community council’s policies and procedures. These are available to view or download from this website www.alvacommunitycouncil.org.uk