Burntisland Community Council

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The main role of Burntisland Community Council is "to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community ... in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of [the] community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable." The Community Council is also encouraged to promote community participation and a sense of community spirit.

Burntisland Community Council has 15 elected members. Elections are held every three years to fill all the seats.

In October 2010 there were 11 nominees for the 15 seats. All were declared elected and the current Community Council held its inaugural meeting on 29 October 2010. The officebearers elected were: Chair - Alex MacDonald; Vice Chair - Bob Smith; Secretary - Isabel Smith; Treasurer - John Russell; Minutes Secretary - Heather Leuchars. As at that date, the other members were: Christine Dewar; Morag Douglas; Peter George; Tim Hailey; Gordon McGregor; Sheila McGregor. There were four vacancies. Subsequent changes to membership and officebearers are recorded in the minutes of meetings. In addition, the town's three Fife Councillors are ex officio members of the Community Council - although they are not permitted to vote at meetings.

Please click here to visit the Community Council's website.

Please click here for information about the Community Council's newspaper, the 'Burgh Buzz'.

Community Council - minutes of meetings
The minutes of the meetings of Burntisland Community Council from January 2007 onwards.

Community Council elections
    There was no election in October 2010, as there were only 11 nominations for the 15 places. The names of the officebearers and members, as at October 2010, are given above; subsequent changes are recorded in the minutes of meetings.
    Similarly, there was no election for the Community Council of October 2007, as there were only 11 persons nominated for the 14 seats.
All of those nominated were therefore declared elected; they were Ronald Blanchard, Christine Dewar, Aneris Grant, Timothy Hailey, Heather Leuchars, Ramsay Leuchars, Gillian Lowe, Alex MacDonald, Gordon McGregor, Sheila McGregor, and Robert Smith. The names of the original officebearers appointed can be seen in the minutes of the inaugural meeting of 19 October 2007. Subsequent changes to membership and officebearers are recorded in the minutes of meetings.
    
Please click here for the archived results of the Community Council elections of 2004 and 2001.

Archived Fife Free Press reports
Copies of the reports of Community Council meetings which appeared in the Fife Free Press, the local newspaper for the area. Complete coverage January 2001 to April 2005; patchy thereafter.
[From October 2007, to avoid unnecessary duplication, these reports have no longer been added to this website. Full details of Community Council meetings from October 2007 can be seen in the minutes of meetings.]

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