Auchterhouse Community

How Your Council Works

Auchterhouse Community Council was established in 1977 and has been in existence ever since, unlike many others who have not managed to retain sufficient community interest. By dint of our population, we are allocated a total of 8 members. Others may be co-opted for a particular reason. Anyone over the age of 16 years may put their names forward for election.

Official elections are held every 4 years. There are no elections if the number of candidates does not exceed the maximum 8 required. We are also able to appoint 2 youth members who are between the ages of 13 – 16 years. This is hugely beneficial to the Community Council to have the input of the younger members of the community and also gives the youth member the opportunity not only to engage but also to have a significant asset for their CVs. Community Council members of all ages, are comprised of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place in which to live.

Elected Councillors and Community Engagement Officers from Angus Council are normally present at meetings, along with the Police Scotland Community Officer. There is, therefore, an opportunity for everyone to attend and raise issues of concern or present proposals for improving the environment and community interaction.