What are Community Councils?
Community Councils are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities, and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.
Their primary purpose is to ascertain and express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies. Many Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities including fundraising, organising community events, undertaking environmental and educational projects and much more.
There are currently around 1200 Community Councils in Scotland, all of which are composed of elected volunteers from the community.
The City of Brechin & District Community Council is one of these and it is our job to act as a voice for the residents, to express their concerns and communicate with the appropriate professional body to find and answers or resolutions to their concerns.
There are still a few vacancies on the Community Council and it is not too late for a newcomer to be co-opted. If anybody feels that they would like to serve on the Community Council please do contact the Secretary or Chairman. You must be a resident of Brechin to represent Brechin.
Meetings are normally held the first Tuesday of each month throughout the year (except during holiday periods). Members of the Public are always welcome to attend.
Information in Italics comes from the Scottish Government Website. (http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Government/PublicServiceReform/CommunityCouncils)