A Community Council is a voluntary organisation run by local residents to act on behalf of its area. Community Councils are comprised of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. As well as representing the community to the local authority, Community Councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities. They bring local people together to help make things happen, and many Community Councils protect and promote the identity of their community. They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities.
The Durness Community Council chair, and primary contact, is Mr Donald Campbell, whose email address is d.campbell47atbtinternet.com
Community Councils are the strongest means of becoming involved with your local area. It will give you a good understand of the workings of local government and what is going on locally and nationally. All local authorities in Scotland encourage citizens to become a member of their Community Council.