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 2011 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: Ronald Young
- Secretary: Julie Penwright
- Treasurer: Vivienne Plampton
The Council is assisted by Lynne Sproull on planning issues and by Jeremy Price as Minute Secretary. They are non-elected members of the Council and are not entitled to vote.
Youth representative is Paige Shepherd.
The Community Council normally meets on the last Monday of the month at 7.30 at the Hugh Miller Institute and all member 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. 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.
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 Council Members page.