Community Council Member

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Description

Members of local community councils act as representatives for their communities. They find out what issues are affecting the local community as a whole and articulate these concerns to Angus Council and its planning partners – NHS, Police, Fire services etc. They play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies.

They usually meet once a month to discuss the issues of current concern in their area, particularly major planning applications and steps to improve our local environment.
• They contact and are contacted by relevant agencies to put forward the views of the community which involves collating views from members of the community, including individuals, families and groups.
• They discuss and negotiate solutions to local issues and concerns.
• They attend meetings with relevant groups, liaise with City Councillors and officials.
• When necessary they campaign on big issues of local concern.

The Arbroath Community Council is currently looking for people of all ages to take part in the council. We would especially like to hear from younger people who would like to take a more active role within their community. Those interested need to reside in the Arbroath area.

Meetings are once a month on a Tuesday evening at Round O Five O in Arbroath.

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CCs usually meet one evening per month in a local venue If you miss meetings for a consecutive period of 6 months membership is withdrawn

Frequency and commitment details

CCs usually meet one evening per month in a local venue If you miss meetings for a consecutive period of 6 months membership is withdrawn

Restrictions

Yes – you can only be a member of the community council operating in the area you live in; you must be 16 or older
Experience required: Good communication skills, able to get on well with people and a genuine desire to improve the local area and the public services provided.
Minimum age: 16