Council to hold meeting to adopt new constituition

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Banchory Community Council is to hold a special general meeting on Monday, April 23, at 7.30pm to adopt a new constitution.

In common with all community councils in Aberdeenshire, Banchory has to change its constitution to bring it into line with the new Scheme of Establishment passed by the full council last September.

The draft constitution is in the Banchory Library to allow residents to see what the differences will be and to comment.

One of the main changes will be in the number of members.

The community council will now have a minimum of seven instead of five, and the maximum of full adult members will be fourteen rather than twelve.

Adult members have to be 16 or over and live or work in the town. Members will be elected for a period of three years rather than four, but can be re-elected.