Local News for Wednesday 22nd May 2019

GUIDES & W.I.L.L. HELP HARRIS TO BLOOM THIS SUMMER

This summer Harris will be showcased with the addition of dozens of floral displays around Tarbert thanks to Supporters of the Western Isles Lifestyle Lottery (W.I.L.L.) with maintenance being carried out by Girlguiding Harris.
Harris Football Club received the first award of 2019 and South Harris Agricultural Show are soon to be awarded the latest proceeds.
The Lottery Team have now partnered with Girlguiding Harris who will receive all funds raised during May, June and July in the Harris area.
Harris Girl Guides have welcomed the responsibility of upgrading their own local area by looking after the displays throughout the summer months whilst earning much needed funding for their efforts.
This is an exciting challenge for the girls and their Leader, Matilda Lomas-Mackenzie is preparing them for the big day.
Willowglen Garden Centre have been commissioned to provide the blooms which are scheduled to be displayed from Tuesday 28th May at 4pm. It is hoped that this project can be enhanced and expanded on in future years throughout the area.
Residents in the Harris area can find out more information online if they wish at www.westernisleslottery.co.uk


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION: 23rd MAY 2019 WHAT VOTERS NEED TO KNOW

Malcolm Burr, Local Returning Officer for the CNES Local Counting Area is reminding voters what they need to know to have their say on Polling Day tomorrow:

Polling Stations will be open from 7.00am to 10.00pm on Thursday 23 May 2019.
Details of the Polling Stations for the CNES Local Area can be found on the Election Office Webpage.
https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/your-council/elections-and-voting/european-parliament-election/polling-places/

When voting at the Polling Station, take your Poll Card with you although you do not require it to vote.
Electors may wish to consider avoiding peak times and attend Polling Stations at quiet periods such as mid-morning or mid-afternoon.

Polling Station staff will give you your Ballot Paper and answer any questions you have regarding the voting process.

For this election you will vote for one Party/Candidate only by putting a cross (X) in the box next to your choice.

If you applied for a Postal Vote, you must return it by 10.00pm on Thursday 23 May 2019. If you have left it too late to post, you can drop it in at any Polling Station in the CNES Local Counting Area or at the Election Office, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway.