Sustainable Development Adviser
T: 01389 722627
Community Development Adviser
T: 01389 722128
Callander Landscape Partnership Development Officer
T:. 01389 722643
Community Councils play an important role in local democracy and are the most local tier of elected community representation. They are set up by statute by a local authority and are run by elected residents to act on behalf of the community. Planning authorities are required to consult Community Councils on planning applications and many local authorities choose to involve them in the Community Planning process. Community Councils are comprised of unpaid volunteers who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. Some Community Councils facilitate other activities that promote the well-being of their communities. They bring local people together to help make things happen, and many Community Councils protect and promote the identity of their community. They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities.
To contact a local Community Council in the National Park, please visit the Local Authority websites for details.
Development trusts are community organisations which are owned and managed by the local community, aim to achieve the sustainable regeneration of a community or address a range of economic, social, environmental and cultural issues within a community. They are independent but seek to work in partnership with other private, public and third sector organisations and aim to reduce dependency on grant support by generating income through enterprise and the ownership of assets. All trading surpluses are principally reinvested in the organisation or the community.