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Have your say on Moray's community council system


By Lorna Thompson

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A PUBLIC consultation has been launched into how Moray's 20 community councils operate.

The non-party political community councils are consulted regularly by Moray Council and other public bodies on issues which affect their area, including on planning, the environment and healthcare.

A Scheme of Establishment document sets out all the factors within the role of community councils.

The current Scheme of Establishment will be in force until September 2021.

Consultation on the scheme’s statutory review happens over two stages, the first of which opened yesterday, September 24, and runs until November 19.

Community council boundaries, the framework by which they operate and electoral arrangements are all assessed.

Moray residents can comment via the council’s website here .

Feedback from the first round of consultation will inform any amendments to the draft scheme, which will go to the next round of consultation in February next year before being put to councillors for approval.

Once the scheme is approved, it will take effect from the date of the next community council election, scheduled for autumn next year.

Moray Council is inviting members of the public to comment on the community council set-up. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.
Moray Council is inviting members of the public to comment on the community council set-up. Picture: Daniel Forsyth.

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