Highland Council approved a new Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils which came into force on 1st April 2011. The Scheme sets out the framework through which Community Councils are to operate and includes a suite of documents covering a Constitution, Standing Orders, a Code of Conduct for Community Councillors and Standard financial report formats and election documentation.
Community Councils were established as a result of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. They have statutory duties in terms of licensing and planning. However, they are essentially voluntary bodies established within a statutory framework. Community Councillors are elected by members of the community; they are not paid for their duties but volunteer their time for the benefit of the community. The Community Council is non-party political.
The key roles of Community Councils are:
To represent the views of the community to the Highland Council and other public bodies operating in their area.
To act to further the interests of their communities.
To be consulted on planning applications within their area and
To consider exercising their powers to object to the granting, renewal or transfer of liquor licences.
Conon Bridge and its Community Council is part of Highland Region Ward 08, Dingwall and Seaforth. The Ward Manager is Diane Agnew, telephone 01349 868477, email email@example.com
Names and contact details of the Community Councillors and the office bearers who were re-elected at the AGM on Wednesday 21 June 2017 are as follows:
Chair person - Fiona MacKintosh 861663
Vice Chair and Treasurer - Jim Attwood 864052
Secretary - Jane Attwood (resigned 30/04/2018)
The other Community Councillors are:
Hazel Bushell 861247
Alastair MacKintosh 861663
John Bruce (co-opted 21/03/18) 292762
Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please complete the feedback form on the Contact Us page of this website and we'll get back to you.
If you would like to be considered for the non-voting role of Minute Secretary, please contact Fiona MacKintosh to register your interest. The position involves attending about 8 meetings per annum, preparing Agendas and taking, typing up and distributing the Minutes of Community Council meetings. A small payment is made for these administrative duties.
Further details about Community Councils can be obtained from the Community Council webpage of The Highland Council website at www.highland.gov.uk. For a more generic view, go to the Links page of this website and click on the Community Councils link or speak to our Ward Manager, Diane Agnew on 01349 868477.
The Ward Members and Councillors for Dingwall and Seaforth Ward 08 and their contact details are as follows
Graham Mackenzie - Tel - 07557 566541
Alister MacKinnon - Tel - 07557 566545
Angela MacLean - Tel - 07825 116505