Ecclesmachan and Threemiletown Community Council
Community councils have a legal right to exist, their main duties being:
West Lothian Council is keen to share its decision-making powers with local people and values
the role community councils have to play in this process. Regular consultation takes place
with community councils on a wide range of issues including, planning applications, local plans,
decentralisation and community planning.
- Determine the views of the community on local issues and express these to
the council and other public bodies.
- Safeguard and promote the best interests of the area.
- Arrange action within the community.
Area Covered and Size.
West Lothian Council has drawn up a scheme such that every area in the district is covered by
a community council. West Lothian is currently divided up into 42 community councils, each with an
approved size of 8, 12 or 18 members, depending on the population covered. (A community council
can only be formed if at least half the number of people required to make up that council
are nominated). Details of addresses in each area, area maps and approved sizes can be viewed
at West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden Road South, Livingston.
The Ecclesmachan and Threemiletown Community Council has an approved size of 8 elected members.
In the 2017 Community Council elections 8 members were nominated and elected, a new election will take place
in October 2021.
Meetings of the Ecclesmachan and Threemiletown Community Council are held in the Ecclesmachan
village hall. These will normally take place at 7pm on the last Tuesday of each month for the period
September 2018 to May 2019 (no meeting in December 2018). These meetings are held in public. However, the
council may exclude the public from a meeting when discussing any particular item where it feels
publicity would be against the interests of the community due to the confidential nature of that
business. The AGM for 2018 was held in the village hall at 7pm on Tuesday 29th May, the
last meeting held until re-commencement on the 25th September 2018.
Scheduled meetings are set for the following dates:
2018: 25th September, 30th October, 27th November.
2019: 29th January, 26th February, 26th March, 30th April, 28th May (AGM).
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