Presentation on theme: "Marr Ward Forums – May 2010 Community Councils – The Fundamentals in 10 Minutes."— Presentation transcript:
Marr Ward Forums – May 2010 Community Councils – The Fundamentals in 10 Minutes
Why are you here? Local Government Etc. (Scotland) Act, 1994 and previous legislation Aberdeenshire Council wants you to exist and serve your communities Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils
Your Community Needs You, We, the Statutory Agencies Need you Purpose – ascertain, co-ordinate and express the views of the community which it represents and to take such actions in the interests of that community as is expedient and practicable Non-party-political, non-sectarian in discussions and decision making!
The Scheme and other documents The Scheme sets the parameters for the existence and operation of community councils in a local authority area. Each CC also needs a constitution which complies with the scheme conditions. Scheme takes precedence Community Council Handbook provides guidance on how to operate
Be a Happy Community Council – Know, understand and follow the rules If you know, understand and follow the important documents and particularly the Scheme you will operate smoothly and stay out of trouble! You will have publicly available agendas and minutes. You will hold properly organised and timely elections You will listen to and consider fairly the diverse and different community interests