Dalbeattie Community Council was set up with Local Government re-organisation in 1973. Their general purpose as defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and in Local Government ETC (Scotland) Act 1994 is:

  • to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area and to public authorities the views of the community which it represents in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible
  • and to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable.

This gives a great deal of scope to Community Councils to get involved in a variety of local issues, to develop local projects and activities, on their own or with others, and to represent community opinion to local authorities and public bodies.

Dalbeattie Community Council has up to fourteen voting members who can be elected or co-opted. The Community Council is non-party in terms of politics and non-sectarian in religion, sex or race.

The Community Council area is roughly that covered by the DG5 postcode. It extends to the north beyond Edingham to Newfield, south beyond Meikle Richorn to near Barnbarroch, west as far as the river near Craignair quarry, and east to Aucheninnes Moss.

Further information about Community Councils in the region can be found on the link at:  www.dumgal.gov.uk/communitycouncils;  Information about Dalbeattie Community Council and its members can be found here.

The current chair of the council is Robert McGoldrick.

More information about community councils and their role can be found here: http://www.communitycouncils.scot



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