What do we do?
Community Councils are statutory bodies and are officially stated to be "non-party-political and non-sectarian" in their discussions and decision making.
Membership of the community council is open to any resident of the area covered by the community council. Residents must be nominated and seconded before they can stand for election to the community council. If there are more nominations for membership than there are places, then elections are held. In our case we haven't had an election for quite some years so if you would like to be involved then just turn up at any of our meetings. New members are welcome at any time of the year although they will not have any voting rights until the next AGM.
The objectives of the COMMUNITY COUNCIL shall be:
(a) to ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views of the community which it represents, to liaise with other community groups within the area, and to fairly express the diversity of opinions and outlooks of the people;
(b) to express the views of the community to the local authority for the area, to public authorities and other organisations;
(c) to take such action in the interests of the community as appears to it to be desirable and practicable;
(d) to promote the well-being of the community and to foster community spirit;
(e) to be a means whereby the people of the area shall be able to voice their opinions on any matter affecting their lives, their welfare, their environment, its development and amenity.
Recently the Scottish Government has made Community Councils a statutory body to be consulted on planning matters and on the issue of Alcohol licences.
The full Constitution of the Community council can be found by clicking on the link below.
Mintlaw CC Constitution