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NOTICE OF UNCONTESTED ELECTION
OF COUNCILLORS FOR
CULCABOCK & DRAKIES COMMUNITY COUNCIL
As the number of candidates nominated was equal to or less than the number of councillors to be returned, no poll will take place, and at 12noon on 1 November 2019 the candidates shall be declared to be elected as councillors for the Culcabock and Drakies Community Council.
The Inaugural meeting of the Community Council was held on 19th November at 7.30 and was Chaired by Councillor Ian Brown
Become a Community Councillor - we need new members to join us. We are looking for people who are proactive, enthusiastic and have a desire to be involved.
The general purpose of Community Councils is to act as a voice for their local area; to raise the views and concerns of local people with The Highland Council and with other public sector bodies and private agencies.
In addition to this, there are any number of activities in which they can become involved which might benefit their area, either working to achieve this on their own or in partnership with other agencies. These can include road improvements, youth projects, environmental initiative and the upgrading of amenities. Many Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities including fundraising, organising community events, undertaking environmental and educational projects amongst others.
Anyone can become a member of their Community Council provided they are:
Over 16 years old
Live within the specified boundary
Are on the electoral register for that area
If you feel you can help us and can come to our Community Council meetings on one evening a month, we have 8 meetings a year usually and only for approx.90 minutes, so not a huge commitment - please ring Janet on 01463 221185 for a chat or come along to our next meeting and meet the members.
PARKING ON PAVEMENTS - seems to be coming even more of a problem in Drakies.
Parking on the pavement is likely to cause a grave danger to pedestrians. In particular it creates hazards for people with disabilities and poses particular difficulties for the blind and those with other visual impairments. It affects older people who may use a walking aid, and therefore need more space; those with a wheelchair or a mobility scooter; those with prams or pushchairs and our children. There should be absolutely no reason to have to go into the road to get past parked cars. We are fortunate to have good driveways taking 2 or more cars - It is not difficult to 'swap' the cars around in the driveway so please show consideration to our pedestrians.
This growing concern is not only dangerous but is unsightly and reduces the tight management of the streets i.e. cleaning, snow clearing etc. which is a key to preserving a high quality street environment - and over time it is damaging to the pavement structure.