The 2021 Model Constitution and Standing Orders for Community Councils in West Lothian states that the objectives of Community Councils shall be:

(a) to ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views of the community which it represents, to liaise with other community groups within the area, and to fairly express the diversity of opinions and outlooks of the people;

(b) to express the views of the community to the local authority for the area to public authorities and other organisations;

(c) to take such action in the interests of the community as appears to it to be desirable and practicable;

(d) to promote the well-being of the community and to foster community spirit;

(e) to be a means whereby the people of the area shall be able to voice their opinions on any matter affecting their lives, their welfare, their environment, its development and amenity.

(f) seek to engage with the Joint Forum of Community Councils in West Lothian and the West Lothian Community Planning Partnership.

Documents including the Model Constitution, Standing Orders, Code of Conduct for Community Councils, Guidance documents and boundary maps can be viewed on the West Lothian Council website.

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