A two-page introduction can be read here. This document is a summary of the basic operations of Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) and the roles and responsibilities of its community councillors (CCllrs). It is an initial source of information for new CCllrs and anyone considering becoming a CCllr.
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 Police Scotland.
Meetings are held at 7pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (see the dates page for venue confirmation and agendas). You are warmly invited to attend.
The Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils (2018) includes the information on rights and responsibilities, operations, obligations, constitution, code of conduct, standing orders, and the relationship with the public.
The Scheme for the Establishment should be read in conjunction with the Guidance for Community Councils (2018).
A DCC statement on party-political neutrality can be read here.
Further information is available via glasgow.gov.uk/communitycouncils.
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.
The original version of the red sandstone tenement rooftop header image on the 2011-2016 version of this site, as used on the meetings poster during that period, and on similar related documentation, is by alisdair via flickr, and used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
This accessibility statement applies to dennistouncc.org.uk.
This website is run by Dennistoun Community Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
- navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
- listen to most of the website using a screen reader
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible: for example, some pages have a colour contrast that is not accessible.
We do not have an accessibility expert in our organisation and it would be a disproportionate burden to appoint a commercial third party auditor to do a detailed WCAG 2.1 audit. Accordingly, this website has undergone automated testing against the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 using the free Sitemorse diagnostic checking tool.
The various ways to contact us can be found at dennistouncc.org.uk/contact.
Feedback and different formats
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Reporting accessibility problems
We review, and are always open to suggestions for, ways to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact email@example.com.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Dennistoun Community Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations:
- Ensure that text and background colours have enough contrast. WCAG AA 1.4.3
A more detailed report is available via https://sitemorse.com/smartview/1294.
Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations
We publish minutes of meetings as PDF documents. Some statements, correspondence and other documents are also published in PDF format, usually, though not always, as a supplementary alternative to the HTML web page version. The accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. We do not plan to fix minutes of meetings prior to this date. We will aim to meet accessibility standards with any new PDFs we publish.
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to improve accessibility on this website via review and response to issues we become aware of through internal review or received via external advice.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 22 July 2022.