What is a Community Council? What do they do for us?
Community Councils are statutory bodies which are set up and funded by the Local
Authority as a mechanism to engage with Communities. They can undertake many activities
but primarily their function is to consult with communities and act as a conduit
for information distribution either from or to local authorities.
Community Councils also take up issues for local people with the Council and help
to resolve them speedily. For example; drainage problems on roads, potholes, or
signs requiring repair.
The Upper Tweed Community Council covers a large area and it is split into three
clear areas and those who sit on the Community Council represent these areas.
There are 10 members of the Upper Tweed Community Council, 6 from Broughton, 2 from
Drumelzier and 2 from Tweedsmuir.
Meetings are open to the Public and are held every month except December and July
– they are normally held on the third Monday evening in the month.
The Agendas for meetings are published in advance and are displayed at: The Laurel
Bank Tearoom and Bistro, Broughton Village Stores, Halsall’s Garage and at the Notice
Board by the bus stop at Smithy Croft as well as the notice boards in Drumelzier
Minutes of meetings are displayed at the same locations a week after the meeting.
Anyone on the Electoral Role for the area, wishing to serve on the Community Council
may stand for election.