September 2017

Community Councillors Needed

We are seeking at least three enthusiastic Buchanan CC area residents to join the Community Council until the current term of office finishes in October 2018.  

Community Councils are the only organisation with a statutory voice to speak on behalf of residents. This involves them establishing the views and concerns of the local people and making representations to such bodies as Stirling Council, the National Park Authority, other public sector bodies and private agencies when required and  commenting on Planning Applications.

Community Councillors are guided by our Constitution, Standing Orders, Scheme of Establishment and Code of Conduct all of which can be seen on our website along with best practice advice.

The role of a Community Councillor includes:

· Attendance at the Buchanan CC meetings and AGM

· Attending occasional external meetings with organisations such as the National Park Authority, Stirling Council, Rural Forums and the Community Partnership.

· Providing input on behalf of the BCC at external meetings as required.

· Sharing information with fellow Councillors.

We work as a team to:

· Ensure we represent the community effectively.

· Research background information on consultations, legislation, guidance notes and to contribute to consultation responses

· Produce the Communicator (the official BCC Newsletter) and the BCC website.

Residents become Councillors out of interest in looking after their community.  Few have specific “Councillor Skills”, but rather bring their life skills to the role.  Training Courses are available.

If you are interested, please contact the Secretary. or phone 661304