Sir, Only a few months ago your newspaper stressed the importance of people coming forward to take on the role of a community councillor – emphasising the part that the community councils play in deciding local issues.
Following recent crises to recruit sufficient community council nominees in some parts of Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander discovers there are challenges to be overcome - but local democracy is far from dead.
Sir, – In response to the recent Courier letter concerning what Anstruther Community Council does (“Let us know what you do”, September 22) I would say it has done quite a lot in the past three years.
Angus has avoided community council calamity across the county.
Angus is facing the prospect of its residents’ voice falling silent in an annihilation of the area’s community councils.
Community councils across Fife are in danger of folding as the deadline for nominations looms.
The new president of the Students' Association at St Andrews University has encouraged students to get involved in local democracy.
A plea has been made not to split Glencraig.
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The Queensferry Crossing turned into a school crossing on the final day of the recent series of public celebrations.
Dundee's newest community council will meet with the manager of the city centre to hear plans on concerts set for the waterfront in the summer.