Community Council information
Douglas Community Council (DCC); which incorporates Glespin and surrounding areas, operates for the benefit of the citizens residing and / or working within the Douglas and Glespin areas and was established on 15th June 2004.
The DCC membership structure is made up of four elected + two nominated from Douglas area and two elected + one nominated from Glespin area, who have to be either a resident, a member of an organisation which has an interest in the area, or work within the Community Council boundary. The DCC can also chose to have co-opted representative members. The MP, MSP and Councillors make up the remaining ex-officio membership.
The DCC operates within the regulations laid down in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 and South Lanarkshire Council's 'Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils'.
The DCC is one the Community Council areas within the Clydesdale South ward 4 of South Lanarkshire Council encompassing the conurbations from the western side of this Ward at the South Lanarkshire Council boundary with East Ayrshire Council and stretches to the village of Uddington to the east, taking in the land to the north up to the boundary of the village of Coalburn and the Crawfordjohn boundary to the south.
CCWG - Community Council Working Group
Model Scheme of Establishment of Community Councils
Model Constitution for Community Councils
Model Standing Orders
Code of Conduct for Community Councillors
Good Practice Guidance for Local Authorities and Community Councils
South Lanarkshire Council
Association of Scottish Community Councils