MIRRORING the figures from our last Council Election in 2008, eleven candidates are running for the next Bombala Council term.
The election will take place on September 8 this year, and for the first time the candidates are running for just seven positions, rather than the traditional nine.
And we have a pleasing mix of both new and current councillors putting themselves forward, which bodes well for the future of our Council.
In ballot position, the eleven candidates are –
Derek Glover, Bill Bateman, Steve Goodyer, Brad Yelds, Sue Haslingden, Alan Gillespie-Jones, Bob Stewart, Joe Ingram, Diane Hampshire, Paul Gimbert and Chris Philbrick.
The Bombala Times has contacted each of these candidates, and from next week will run material outlining who each of the runners are, and what they hope to achieve through the Bombala Council.
For now our readers need to be aware that voting will take place on September 8 and it is compulsory for residents of the Local Government Area, 18 years of age or older, to enrol and vote for representatives of their Council.
If you cannot vote on September 8, you can apply for a postal vote, or make a pre-poll vote.
The penalty for not voting is $55.
More details on how to vote will be included in coming issues of the Bombala Times, but general enquiries about the Council Election can be made on 1300 135 736, or visit www.elections.nsw.gov.au
Remember, you are voting for people to make decisions about local issues like planning and development, local roads, pools and ovals, garbage and recycling, libraries, cultural venues and events.
This is your chance to have your say about how your local community is run.
Make sure you pick up next week’s Bombala Times and start getting to know the Bombala Council candidates.