What are the roles in a Community Council?

What are the roles in a Community Council?

All members in a community Council play a role in the council, but there are three specified roles of the office bearers namely the Chairperson, the Treasurer and the Secretary. These three roles are mandatory for each Community Council to have. The office bearers are elected by the rest of […]

Community Council Areas in Scotland

Community Council Areas in Scotland

The breakdown of Community Councils in Scotland may appear to quite confusing at first, but it is actually quite simple. Community Councils are formed in Community Council Areas. Community Council Areas then form part of a Council Area (this will be the town or city). Community councils cover virtually all […]

Is Scotland’s community council network dying?

Is Scotland’s community council network dying?

In 2011 the president of the Association of Community Councils of Scotland, Vincent Waters, predicted that within 10 years Scotland would no longer have a community of active community councils. He sees a big reason for this being that younger people are not interested in getting involved in the community […]

Funding and Resources in Community Councils

Funding and Resources in Community Councils

Community Councils in England do not have the power to raise funds, unlike parish and town councils in England. Most Community Councils rely on local authorities as their main source of funds, and Local Authorities are required to raise funds for the Community Councils. In the financial year 1997/98, Local […]

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Elections for City Councillors

Elections are generally quite infrequent due to the number of nominees being equal or less to the number of positions available. This means that a lot of the elections go uncontested. When the elections take place, the Local Authorities and Community council will pay for publicity. This can be a […]

Why live in Scotland?

Why live in Scotland?

There is more to Scotland than being England’s noisy neighbour with questionable culinary delicacies. Here are the top ten reasons why Scotland is an awesome place to live. 1. The space Scotland has masses of wide open, beautiful space with breath-taking beauty. Even from the centre of a major city, […]

Places in Scotland to add to your Bucket List

Places in Scotland to add to your Bucket List

1. Loch Ness Steeped in mystery and surrounded by beauty, this should be at the top of any list. Apart from keeping an eye out for the mythical creature, keep busy by hiking around the lake, or tour the ruins of Urquhart Castle – one of Scotland’s largest castles. 2. […]

What is a Community Council?

What is a Community Council?

A Community Council is not an elected government organisation (although it does have links to government). It is purely voluntary, and is run by local residents. The residents act on behalf of the area the Council is set up in. A Community Council is set up by the Local Authority, […]