The main purpose of a Community Council are to ascertain and express the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies, and to take action which appears to the Community Council to be in the interests of its community.
The local authority, in return, has a duty to consult the Community Council on how local servicees are delivered and other issues affecting their neighbourhoods. Community Councils have the right to be consulted on any planning applications in their areas and are also kept informed about licensing applications.
Community Councils were introduced through the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The Act defined the purpose of a Community Council as:
"to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the Local Authorities for its area and to public authorities the views of the community which it represents, in relation tomatters for which those authorities are responsible"
*To take such action in the interests of the community as appears to it to be desirable and practible
*To promote the well-being of the community and to foster a community spirit
*To be a means whereby the people of the area shall be able to voice their opinions on any matter affecting their
lives, their welfare, their environment, its development and amenity.
Pumpherston Community Council meet on the first Tuesday of each month at Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community Primary School at 7pm ~ All meetings are open to the public and we would be delighted to see you.
If you need to speak to anyone on the Council prior to the monthly meeting then either call us, leave a message on Facebook, Twitter or complete the contact us form here
The members of the newly formed Community Council are:
Karen Rogers (Chair)
Gillian McIlwraith (Treasurer)
Danny Murphy (Secretary)
Access Meeting Minutes here