Decision details


Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Council considered a report which sought agreement to amending the existing Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Argyll and Bute for a consultation on a proposal for meetings to take place on a remote or hybrid basis.




The Council agreed –


  1. To launch an 8 week public consultation on a proposed amendment to the 2018 local Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils 2018 to incorporate an alternative option for community councils to choose to meet remotely, or by a combination of remote and face to face, with any meetings held being open to the public, as in accordance with existing provisions within the local Scheme.


  1. That the existing temporary departure regarding holding remote meetings continue until the outcome of the consultation can be considered by a specially convened meeting of the Policy and Resources Committee on 9 December 2021.


  1. To endorse the timetable for next year’s community council elections, as set out in Appendix 1; and


  1. In principle to conduct a more detailed review of the local Scheme when the new National Scheme is launched, noting that the anticipated timescales for this work to conclude would most likely see proposals coming before a specially convened Policy and Resources Committee on 17 February 2022.


(Ref: Report by Executive Director for Legal and Regulatory Support dated 8 July 2021, submitted)

Publication date: 04/10/2021

Date of decision: 30/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Argyll and Bute Council

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