A Community Council is a voluntary organisation set up by statute by a Local Authority and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. As the most local tier of elected representation, Community Councils play an important role in local democracy. Angus is home to 25 Community Councils.
They are a focal point for their community and represent residents’ views, opinions, concerns and wishes to the local authority – that’s us, Angus Council.
Community Councils make a wide range of activities possible and promote the well-being of local people. They bring local people together to help make things happen locally. Many of them work tirelessly to protect and promote the identity of their community.
They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and concerns on behalf of their neighbours and towns people. At their best Community Councils are brilliant.
But it’s no secret that some need support as they face challenges that include attracting enough volunteers which in turn makes it harder to engage with their communities. Sadly, Aberlemno and Friockheim have no community councils operating at present because not enough people have volunteered.
As part of our efforts to develop and support our community councils, we are carrying out an Angus Community Councils survey to gather information about what you think about your community council, the influences and barriers that you think exist around it and, hopefully a bit about yourself.
If you are a resident within the Angus Council area, we would appreciate your time in completing this short survey by 12 April 2021.