Members of the public are being urged by Highland Council to take part in its public consultation about community councils, the way they operate and their boundaries.
At the special meeting of Highland Council in January councillors agreed to the scheme’s review and that draft proposals informed by earlier engagement with community councils would be the focus of a public consultation.
The Scheme for Community Councils sets out the rules on how community councils should operate.
The consultation is about draft proposals to amend the scheme, based on the feedback from community councils during the first phase of engagement between August and November 2018.
The council wants to hear views from community councils and the wider public on these proposals and seeks further ideas and suggested changes to the scheme.
It is also an opportunity for the public to suggest changes to the boundaries of community councils.
The feedback will be reviewed by the council’s Community Council Steering Group and any proposed changes will be considered in the council’s May meeting prior to a final period of public consultation on the amendments.
Councillors will be asked to agree to the revised scheme in June, and the new scheme will start the November 2019 elections.
Details on the review and how people can respond, can be found on the council’s website.