FOUR community councils in the Wee County will be holding nominations for residents to fill vacancies and make a difference in their communities.

Nominations for Alva, Clackmannan, Muckhart and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside will open on Wednesday, September 13.

Five vacancies need to be filled at both Alva and Clackmannan while Muckhart has four and Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton & Devonside have six.

Successful applicants will join the existing members of the community councils and will remain in their positions until the next full election in 2026.

Provost Donald Balsillie said: “Becoming a community councillor is one way in which residents can contribute to community life.

“Without community councils, who carry out important work often behind the scenes, much of the drive to improve our communities would be much more difficult, and often not happen.

“Joining your community council in this 50th anniversary year would be an admirable step for anyone who knows they have something to contribute.”

The vacancies come during the 50th anniversary of the legislation which first introduced community councils, back in 1973.

This year has already seen a surge of support for community councils in the Wee County, with calls to restart the Tullibody, Cambus and Glenochil group occurring in August.

This area has been without a community council since October 2021 and has seen significant interest to justify restarting the group.

Notices will be going up at key community locations in the four areas inviting residents to make nominations to their respective community councils.

Residents can get involved by proposing or seconding a nominee using the official nomination form.

Anyone who is over the age of 16 and appears on the electoral roll in the community council area can stand, propose or second.

Nominations open today and will run for just over two weeks, closing on Thursday, September 28 at 4pm.

Further information on nominations or on how to pick up a nomination pack can be found by contacting the elections office on 01259 452266 or emailing

More information on local community councils can be found by visiting their websites or social medias.