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How do Forth ward Community Councils engage

NECN Contributor1 5th May 2015 Community Councils, Local News, Residents Group News Comments Off on How do Forth ward Community Councils engage

Following on from our article yesterday about Community Councils this article focuses on ‘How Forth ward Community Councils engage’.

Over the past week we have been pulling together these articles and asking the Community Councils for information to help shape this – some have been forthcoming – some haven’t replied.

Below is the information about each Community Council (in alphabetical order).

Drylaw & Telford Community Council

This Community Council is the oldest in the City – established more than 25 years ago.

Last year they launched a new website and have a Twitter account and they also have a notice board in the ground of Drylaw Church.

They meet on the last Wednesday of each month in Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre.

At their last meeting they agreed that publicity and communication is something that they will look to improve in the future and agreed to provide information to the media to assist with this.

DTCC Board

On checking their website it doesn’t appear to be up to date and doesn’t include minutes of previous meetings.

Their last tweet was sent on the 15th June 2013 and they have no Facebook page.

Their notice board is empty and at last weeks meeting they confirmed there is an issue with the email address.

Our email request for minutes went unanswered.

This Community Council receives a grant of between £650 – £800 per year to operate.

Granton and District Community Council

Granton Community Council was established when the new Neighbourhood Planning arrangements came into effect.

They meet on the last Monday of each month in Royston Wardieburn Community Centre.

They have a website which is up to date with a variety of information including all minutes of meetings.

GDCC Board

Up until last week they had a Twitter account but that has recently been removed.

At last months meeting they had 579 followers on their website and 149 followers on Twitter.

They also have a notice board on Boswall Parkway and this had the calling notice for last weeks meeting along with a phone number for contacting them.

Our email request for minutes was answered directing us to their website for all information.

This Community Council receives a grant of between £650 – £800 per year to operate.

Muirhouse and Salvesen Community Council

Muirhouse and Salvesen Community Council was established when the new Neighbourhood Planning arrangements came into effect.

They meet monthly in Muirhouse Millennium Centre – they met last month and according to the meeting minutes the previous meeting was held in October 2014.

They have a website which has a variety of information and meeting minutes are posted to this.

MSCC Board

They do have a twitter account on checking this they have 105 followers and last tweeted on on May 3rd.

They also have a Community Council noticeboard on Muirhouse Parkway. This had flyers in it but one of them was dated March 2015 – we are unsure of their last meeting was advertised here.

Our email request for minutes was answered directing us to their website – which we struggled to understand – further requests for minutes were unanswered.

This Community Council receives a grant of between £650 – £800 per year to operate.

West Pilton West Granton Community Council

West Pilton West Granton Community Council was established when the new Neighbourhood Planning arrangements came into effect.

They meet monthly on the first Tuesday of each month in West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre.

We couldn’t find a website for them.

We couldn’t find any social media platforms for them.

We couldn’t find any noticeboards for them.

Our email request for minutes went unanswered.

This Community Council receives a grant of between £650 – £800 per year to operate.

So bearing in mind what we told you yesterday about ‘What is a Community Council’ we will leave it with you, our readers, to determine if the Community Council in your area is representing you.

Please leave us your comment on here on our social media streams.

Tomorrow we will provide the same update on Community Councils in the Inverleith Ward area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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