Due to recent and impending retirals by long serving Community Council Members, Abernethy and District Community Council, now finds itself with below the minimum number of required Councillors. To remedy this, Perth & Kinross Council have triggered a by-election, to allow residents to put themselves forward to serve on this valuable local body.
By the time you are reading this a Notice of Election will have been posted on the 3rd of November, you may have seen posters to that effect in businesses and bus shelters around the village. Nominations will close on Thursday 8th December – further details are available on the Abernethy Facebook page.
Your Community Council is a valuable local resource, acting as a conduit and focus for local issues that can be channelled to the relevant department at Perth & Kinross Council who are represented at our meetings by our Local Councillors, Henry Anderson, Kathleen Baird and Alan Livingston.
We have a maximum of 10 meetings a year usually lasting about one and a half hours, so the demands on anyone’s time are not onerous, but they are important – they give a direct Community input into Police Matters, Local Planning issues, Local Maintenance issues and others, but without new blood putting themselves forward to give a little of their time, Abernethy and District Council will cease to be. Please consider giving a little of your time to help and support this fantastic community that we have here in Abernethy and to continue to make it an even better place to live.
For more details on how to put yourself forward as a Community Councillor please go to Perth & Kinross Council website and search for Community Council Elections, or contact us directly on AbernethyCommunityCouncil@pkc.gov.uk
It’s your Community, please give it your support.