Welcome to Springfield and Gretna Green Community Council
What Are Community Councils
Community Councils were set up with Local Government reorganisation in 1973. Their General purpose is defined in the Local Government (Scotland Act 1973 and section 22 of the Local Government etc(Scotland Act 1994:
WHAT DO WE DO
The Community Council is the voice of the local community, elected by the community.
The key role of the Community Council is – to represent the views of the community to Dumfries and Galloway Council and other public bodies. This may include such matters as: Planning Applications, Transport, Leisure and Recreation Provision, Roads and Street Lighting, Education and Community identity.
All Community Councillors are volunteers
Springfield and Gretna Green Community Council meet in Stormont Hall Gretna Green on the last Wednesday of each month (excluding December and August) to discuss common issues and concerns. The meeting starts at 7.30pm usually there are two elected councillors from our ward in attendance that help with any issues we have regarding Dumfries and Galloway Council and other bodies. There is also a local community police officer who gives a report on crime in our area and also listens to any concerns the Community Council have. Members of the public are welcome at the meetings and the community council encourage this by having a public forum on the agenda.
The Community Council also invite speakers to the meetings who present a variety of topics that are considered of interest to our community.
The Community Council endeavour to produce a news letter every quarter to keep the community up to date with what is happening.
The Community Council also have a neighbour hood watch and winter strategy scheme in operation.
The Community Council organise fun events in the village, including children’s Christmas Parties, concerts and other social events.
Any one having any items of business for consideration by the Community Council can submit them in writing to any of the members or by using the contact form.