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Burntisland Community Council

Becoming A Community Councillor


Have You Got What It Takes

Have you got what it takes to become a Community Councillor

Community Councillors have a duty to uphold the law and act in accordance with the law and the public trust placed in them. They have a duty to act in the interests of the Community Council as a whole and all the communities served by it and a duty to be accessible to all the people of the area for which they have been elected to serve, and to represent their interests conscientiously.

Duty

Community Councillors have a duty to uphold the law and act in accordance with the law and the public trust placed in them. They have a duty to act in the interests of the Community Council as a whole and all the communities served by it.

 


Accountability and Stewardship

Community Councillors are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public. They have a duty to consider issues on their merits, taking account of the views of others, and they must ensure that the Community Council uses its resources prudently and in accordance with the law.


Objectivity

Community Councillors must make decisions solely on merit when carrying out public business.


Honesty

Community Councillors have a duty to act honestly. They must declare any private interests relating to their public duties and take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.


Respect

Community Councillors must respect the members of the community they serve and all other Community Councillors and the role they play, treating them with courtesy at all times.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Community Councillor or offering to assist BCC please complete the details in the box and we will come back to you. Why not come to our monthly meeting in the Burgh Chambers on the second Friday of each month at 7.30pm

Selflessness

Community Councillors have a duty to take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They must not act in order to gain financial or other material benefit for themselves, family or friends.

 


Integrity

Community Councillors must not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to any individual or organisation that might reasonably be thought to influence them in the performance of their duties.


Openess

Community Councillors have a duty to be as open as possible about their decisions and actions, giving reasons for their decisions and restricting information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.


Leadership

Community Councillors have a duty to promote and support these principles by leadership and example, and to maintain and strengthen the public's trust and confidence in the integrity of the Community Council and its Community Councillors in conducting public business.

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