Nominations are now being sought for all 12 places on Ellon Community Council.
This follows the requisite number of community members requesting that Ellon Community Council be re-established.
At the same time nominations are also being sought for vacancies on Slains and Collieston Community Council.
Community councils represent the views and act on behalf of local communities, and are a crucial element in the democratic process.
As well as representing the community to the local authority, Community Councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities. Community Councils advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes on behalf of their local communities.
Nomination papers are available from: Service Point, Aberdeenshire Council,45 Bridge Street, Ellon or from Formartine Area Office, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon.
You can also request nomination papers by email email@example.com by phoning 01358 726 405.
All nomination papers must be with the Returning Officer, Elaine Brown, at either of the above postal addresses by 5.00 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017.
If more than the required nominations are received then an election will be held.