DUMBRECK COMMUNITY COUNCIL VISION/FOCUS 2017
WHAT ARE COMMUNITY COUNCILS?
“Community Councils are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities, and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.
Their primary purpose is to ascertain and express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies. Many Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities including fundraising, organising community events, undertaking environmental and educational projects and much more. “Source : http://www.gov.scot
“Community councils are voluntary bodies which exist within a statutory framework and which have been granted statutory rights of consultation.
The general purpose of a community council is to ascertain, co-ordinate and express the wider views of the entire community within its agreed boundaries. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government.
Recognised community councils, unlike other community organisations, are included in the consultation process for all planning applications. They have the right to receive copies of applications and will be recognised as competent bodies to make representations regarding applications.
Community councils are statutory consultees in terms of section 21 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and are consulted on all applications for provisional/premises licences and major variations to premises licences. They are also consulted on the development of the Licensing Policy Statement and any supplementary Licensing Policy Statement.
It is the responsibility of a community council to satisfy Glasgow City Council that they have taken positive steps to ascertain the views of the wider community within their area, before making representations on any matter, on behalf of the community.” Source : www.glasgow.gov.uk
- Develop a positive community approach towards the desirable area in which we live (safe, friendly, well maintained, clean, respectful).
- Preserve the character of the area (leafy suburb, quiet, unique, special, tranquil, feeling of being in a village with good travel connections within the city).
- Retain heritage (quality of Dumbreck).
DUMBRECK AREAS OF FOCUS
- Traffic (excessive use, “rat running”, road condition).
- Parking (used as a car park).
- Cleanliness, general upkeep & maintenance.
- Events (organisation, consent).
- Behaviour and consideration of neighbours and community
VISION COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The Community Council will be approachable, and will take action in dealing with matters within its
remit. It will be inclusive and responsive; adding value and quality to the area.
- Focused : a team with champions for specific areas.
- Inclusive : act as a “Collective” of all active groups in the area.
- Communicative : clear in what we are doing, why we are doing it ensuring the outcome of our actions are heard by the community.
- Progressive : continually developing our approach e.g. further use of digital media.
Focused, Inclusive, Communicative, Progressive