We will be taking part in Leith Volunteer Fair #2 alongside colleagues from Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council.
We’ll be recruiting volunteers to get involved with various events and activities organised & participated in by Leith Links Community Council
Pop along to Leith Volunteer Fair #2, being held in Leith Community Centre (12a Newkirkgate) from 4pm until 7pm on Thursday 10 October 2019.
Over thirty organisations are taking part with one off, occasional & regular volunteering opportunities in Leith and the wider Edinburgh area.
Over recent weeks we have been promoting the Edinburgh Community Council elections 2019, click here to view our blog posts on the subject.
Leith Links Community Council have seats for twelve elected members, as does Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council. Leith Central Community Council have seventeen seats available for elected members.
Being a Community Council is a great way to support your local community, learn new skills & gain an insight into local democracy as well as being a great way to learn more about your community.
Nominations close at 4pm on Monday 30 September 2019. So there is still time to get your nomination papers submitted. You can find the nomination form for your local Community Council by clicking here. Please be aware that you can submit your nomination paper by scanning it & emailing it to the returning officer, handing it to them personally or handing it into the City Chambers.
Please do read some of the posts on our website about the elections and being a Community Councillor, and please do give serious consideration to joining us.
Are you thinking about standing as a candidate in the Community Council elections for either Leith Links Community Council or Leith Harbour & Newhaven Community Council?
We are partnering with our neighbouring Community Council to jointly host an informal information evening for those thinking about standing.
Come along to the Leith Community Education Centre on the evening of Wednesday 25th September (7-8:30pm) to find out about the roles & responsibilities of being a Community Councillor. You will hear from current Community Councillors about their experiences and will have the opportunity to ask questions.