Balloch Community Council


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Next Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 15th August 2018, in Balloch Village Hall 

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Online Safety Leaflet Jan 2018.pdf

 


ELECTORAL REFORM IN SCOTLAND – PUBLIC CONSULTATION

We are pleased to inform you that the Scottish Government has launched a public
consultation to explore electoral reforms which Scottish citizens may wish to
see taken forward in future.

The Scottish Government is committed to increasing participation
in elections both in terms of voter turnout and encouraging citizens to stand for
election. Democratic participation for all challenges the inequalities of power
and influence that exist in society, and an electoral system that supports and
empowers the engagement of the Scottish people in their own elections plays a
crucial role in this. The 2016-2017 Programme for Government included a
commitment to take forward a consultation exercise to find out what electoral
reforms Scottish citizens would like to see taken forward in future
legislation.

We are keen to elicit views on a number of issues related to Local Government and
Scottish Parliament elections, including: how often these elections should be
held; who runs these and how they are run; who can register and vote; and who
may stand for election.

We would welcome your comments as part of our consultation exercise. The
consultation paper and online response system can be accessed using the
following link: https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform


Please find below a link to the Police Scotland website for the area:

http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/highlands-and-islands/inverness/culloden-and-ardersier/







Community Woodland
Following the felling of trees on the east side of the woodland, a working group has been meeting on a regular basis to begin to tidy up the woodland area. 

The Plan

The Community Council has approved a Woodland Management Plan for Balloch Community Woodland. The work will focus on removing some of the Sitka Spruce and other non-native species and improving the paths. This will allow more light to reach the forest floor and encourage wild flower growth. The work will be undertaken on behalf of the Community Council by Balloch Village Trust who will repair, resurface and realign the paths, providing a better environment for the individuals and groups who use the woodland. BVT will endeavour to keep the area beside the paths clear of nettles and brambles and also encourage dog owners to clear up after their pets.

For more information on Balloch Village Trust and how to become involved please visit www.ballochvillagetrust.com








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