Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Community Council turmoil

Last July I posted on the announcement of the expected closure of the Association of Scottish Community Councils, noting many saw it had lost the confidence of many local community councils.

This week a meeting (26th January) will take place at Edinburgh University when the topic Scottish Community Councils:  Local Democracy at Stake will be explored.  More details here.

It is held in tandem with a fledgling new body, the Network of Community Councils, which involves Terry Tweed of Craigmillar Community Council and Jenny Mackenzie of Leith Community Council. Tony Harris, a Grange/Prestonfield community councillor will also be attending to monitor developments.

Meanwhile see here for a recent post on the folding of Southside Community Council.

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