To ascertain, coordinate and express the views of the wider community.
Dennistoun Community Council;
- seeks to promote the Dennistoun area as a positive and inclusive neighbourhood.
- responds to local issues regarding crime and community safety, planning and development, quality and improvement of local services, facilities and amenities.
- works to promote the arts as part of local regeneration.
- holds meetings attended by local elected members, and representatives from Strathclyde Police.
Meetings are usually held in Whitehill Secondary School, at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (see the dates page for confirmation). You are warmly invited to attend.
Click here to download a PDF of the Dennistoun Community Council constitution.
Role of Community Councils
Community councils form the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They were created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and are intended to bridge the gap between local authorities and local communities and to help to make local authorities and other public bodies aware of the opinions, needs and preferences of the communities that they represent. The 1973 Act required local authorities to introduce community council schemes for their area and gave them a fairly large degree of freedom to tailor their scheme to the particular circumstances of their area. There are currently around 1,200 community councils in Scotland.
The Legislation Governing Community Councils
The current legislative framework governing community councils is largely contained in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, supplemented by the Local Government etc (Scotland) Act 1994. The 1973 Act sets out the purpose of a community council as being primarily that of a local representative body, whilst allowing community councils scope to become involved in other activities at their discretion. The legislation further requires that all local authorities should have in place a community council scheme for its area, and sets out some of the provisions that must be contained in the schemes.