Community Councils serve you our local community and this year we will be holding elections for the 12 Community Council places in Tollcross.

Changes to the governance of Community Councils in Edinburgh (still to be ratified) mean that in all likelihood the term of Councillors will go from 3 years to 4.

Its a great chance now before September to come along, see what we do and how you could add valuable skills and insight into out Community voice.

The draft guidelines on timings is below and if you want to chat about standing or helping out please come along to a meeting – held last Wednesday of each month apart from July and December – 6.45 at Tollcross Community Center. The map below will help to see if you live within the Tollcross Community Council area.

Event Day Provisional timeline
Notice of Election (start of nomination period) -52 9 September
Close of Nominations
(forms to Returning Officer)
-31 4pm 30 September
Withdrawal of Nominations -31 4pm 30 September
Notice of Poll
(if required)
-21 10 October
Polling Day 0 31 October
Tollcross Community Council area.