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Community Councils

Community Council members: Guidance manual

Your Guidance Handbook has been produced for community council members in East Renfrewshire, to support them in managing their community councils effectively.

The guidance has been developed as an information resource for community council members. It complements the pdf icon Scheme for the Establishment of Community councils (amended 2015) [355kb] which sets out how community councils should operate.  By clicking on each section below, community council members will get access to guidance based on established good practice in the various areas of community council activity.

All community council members are welcomed and encouraged to use this guidance to help them carry out their role successfully and confidently.

Suggestions from community council members on future content are welcomed and any comments should be sent to:

Community councils comprise local people who have an interest in the well-being of their communities.

Understanding the role you will play as a community council member.

The roles of the various community council officers: Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

The composition of membership on community councils.

Community councils acting on their communities behalf.

Community councils promote inclusive communities of interest.

How members can access training and development from East Renfrewshire Council.

This module will be populated with really useful websites on a regular basis.

Range of funding support streams from East Renfrewshire Council.

The licensing act provisions for the licensing board and community councils.

The planning system explained.

Responsibilities on the processing of personal data and communications.

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