Cromarty & District Community Council

Community Councils across Scotland were established by law in 1973. Although Community Councils have statutory duties in terms of licensing and planning, they are essentially voluntary bodies.

The key roles of Community Councils (as described by the Highland Council) are:

  • To represent the views of the community to The Highland Council and other public bodies operating in their area
  • To act to further the interests of their communities
  • To be consulted on planning applications within their area
  • To consider exercising their powers to object to the granting, renewal or transfer of liquor licences.

The present Cromarty & District Community Council was elected in November 2019 for a term of four years. It represents the area of not just Cromarty but also the surrounding district broadly up to the edge of Jemimaville. This is the current map showing the boundaries.

The Community Council consists of seven elected members. From these elected members the Council elects three office-bearers.

The office-bearers are elected for one year at a time and currently they are as follows:

  • Chairman: Paige Shepherd
  • Secretary: Peter Ratcliffe
  • Treasurer: Alan Plampton

The Minute Secretary from Februaru 2021 is Claire Fraser (a non-elected member of the Council and not entitled to vote). Portfolios were updated in February 2020 and are listed here.

C&DCC Youth representative is Teagan Young

The Community Council normally meets on the last Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Hugh Miller
Institute, and all members of the community are welcome to attend. The agenda is posted on Cromarty
Live and on the Cromarty Council Notice board (opposite the Cromarty Post Office) a week before the
meeting date. We welcome attendance at our meetings and are always available if residents have any
concerns. The council members' names and contact details can be found on the Cromarty
Live Members page

Minutes of each meeting are taken and approved at the next community council meeting. They are then
made available on Cromarty Live and paper copies can also be found in the Library. To find them on
Cromarty Live, go to the Document Library and look at the bottom of the list for the folder of the year's minutes you require (for example: 2018_cdcc_minutes). Open the folder, and then click on the particular month's minutes you wish to read.

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