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Community councils

About Community Councils

Community Councils in Scotland are unique. They are statutory bodies, with rights and powers granted under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the Race Relations Act 2000, The Local Government (Scotland ) Act 2003 and the laws & regulations of the European Parliament. They are not a tier of local councils, nor are they simply voluntary or community bodies.

A Community Councillor has an ethical and legal responsibility to work in the best interest of their community, seeking out and championing the views of constituents and not merely their own personal opinions. The Community Council as a whole must work to express to the local authorities and public authorities the views of the community which it represents.

Community Councils receive no set funding, although Grants are often awarded by the local Council or other government bodies. Community Councillors are not paid for their work but may claim expenses from the Community Council's budget for costs incurred whilst carrying out work for the Community Council.

 

Corstorphine Community Council
Mr Ken Swinney (Secretary), 100 Saughton Road North, Edinburgh, EH12 7JN
Tel: 334 3461
Email: pennysalton@mac.com

Craigleith Blackhall Community Council
Dave Halbert (Secretary), 73 Gardiner Road, Edinburgh EH4 3RL

Cramond Community Council
Patricia Eason (Secretary), 12 Brae Park, Edinburgh, EH12 6DJ
Tel 339 1331
Email: patricia.eason@virgin.net

Drumbrae Community Council
Reginald Kingman, 79 Parkgrove Road, Edinburgh, EH4 7RN
Tel: 336 5048

Drylaw/Telford Community Council
Mr David Pickering (Secretary), 20 Easter Drylaw Place, Edinburgh, EH4 2QT
Tel: 343 3741
Email: dave.pickering@btconnect.com
Website

Kirkliston Community Council
D S Batty
Email: dsbatty@tiscali.co.uk

Murrayfield Community Council
Dr Milton Park, 28 Coltbridge Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6AE
Tel: 333 5172
Email: mvpark@tiscali.co.uk
Website

Queensferry and District Community Council
Tom Martin, 2 Mid Terrace, South Queensferry, EH30 9LH
Tel: 331 2544
Email: info@queensferrycommunitycouncil.org
Website

Ratho and District Community Council
Mr Paul Douglas (Chairman), 53 Station Road, Ratho Station, EH28 8PT
Tel: 333 4207

Stenhouse Community Council
Ms Pat Carr, 38 Saughton Mains Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3PJ;
Tel: 443 6191

West End Community Council
Ian Robertson
Tel: 225 2673
Email: irobertson429@aol.com

This website was established while I was a Member of Parliament. The site content is being kept online as a source of information, but all forms / email have been disabled.