The Community Council is a body consisting of local residents who meet on a monthly basis to discuss and progress issues affecting the life and future of the local community, and who represent the views and concerns of the residents of Balfron to Stirling Council and other relevant groups. We also have a role in planning and licensing issues as they affect Balfron.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except for July and January) at 19:30 in Balfron High School. Our AGM is held before the June meeting. All who live, work or study within the Balfron catchment area are welcome to attend any meeting.
Currently the elected representatives are:
Our Minute-Taker is Carsten Mandt
We are allowed a maximum of eleven members, and a minimum of seven. Elections for the Community Council are held regularly and we can co-opt associate members for specific projects. If you are interested in joining the Council please get in touch with Colin Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other member.
From the Constitution for Community Councils:
“The objects of the Council shall be to ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views of the community which it represents; to liaise with other community groups within the area, and to fairly express the diversity of opinions and outlooks of the people; to express the views of the community to the local authority for the area, to public authorities and other organisations; to take such action in the interests of the community as appears to it to be desirable and practicable; to promote the well-being of the community and to foster 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.”
Keeping in Touch
There are two Community Council notice boards in the village – one outside Doyle’s café, and the other by the car park at the Co-Op. On these notice boards you’ll find the Minutes of the last meeting; the date, location and agenda for the next meeting; and other information affecting the community. Minutes and other correspondence are also available in Balfron Library.