DCC : Why We Are Here

Role of Community Councils
Community Councils were set up

“to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area and to public authorities the views of the community which it represents in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible” and “to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable”. 

This gives a great deal of scope for community councils to get involved in a variety of local issues: to develop local projects and activities (on their own or with others), and to represent community opinion to local authorities and public bodies.

Background legislation
Community Councils were set up as part of the Local Government reorganisation in 1973. Their general purpose is defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and in the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994.

Constitutional issues
The model constitution and model code of conduct for Community Councils can be found on the community councils’ page on the Stirling Council website.

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