What is the Community Council?
The Community Council is an elected body which represents the communities of Larbert, Stenhousemuir and Torwood, in the Falkirk area.
The Community Council is made up of unpaid volunteers who live in the local area.
The Community Council’s role is to ascertain in an active way the views of our community (Larbert, Stenhousemuir & Torwood) in terms of local issues, needs and wishes and to convey those views to Falkirk Council and other public bodies.
The Community Council always act in a non-political and non-sectarian manner.
The Community Council is consulted on planning and licensing applications affecting the local area. It is also sent a wide range of consultative documents from the Council and other bodies and respond to represent the views of the community.
The Community Council’s Constitution which was formally adopted on 27 January 2014, can be found here: LST Community Council Constitution.
Code of Conduct for Community Councillors
As elected representatives of the local community, Community Councillors must follow and comply with the Code of Conduct for Community Councillors. The Code of Conduct is based on the following 9 principles:
- Service to the Community (Public Service)
- Accountability and Stewardship
For further general information on the role of Community Councils and other local Community Councils, please click on this link to Falkirk Council’s website.