Community Council calls for more members

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The community council for Stirling city centre have appealed for new members to make it more representative.

The Mercat Cross Community Council, chaired by Karen Baird, discussed how they can attract more people to join the community council and make it more representative of the city centre.

The issue was raised amid concerns that there are still community councilor positions that haven’t been filled.

The council’s Secretary, Jamie Grant, a former Vice President Communities said, “We do plan to try and recruit more members.”

The plans discussed involved members bringing forward names of people they thought would be interested in running at their next meeting on March 12.

Members of the community council must stay in the Mercat Cross and City Centre area and must be on the electoral register for that area.

Community Councillors must be registered to vote in the Mercat Cross area shown above.

Council member Stuart Baird supported the plans saying, “The more views that we have round this table the better.”

The City Centre was reported to have a 48% student population by contractors preparing a locality action plan for Stirling Council.

Grant discussed the city’s student population, adding, “It’s great that we have young people on this community council.”

Mercat Cross Community Council meets every month and anyone who lives in the city centre is welcome to attend.

 Anyone interested in joining the community council can contact them by emailing or through their Facebook page.

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