The Community Council is a voluntary organisation that acts as a voice for the local area. It expresses the views and concerns of local people on a wide range of issues. It meets regularly to discuss issues affecting the area, including planning and licensing applications. All meetings are held in public and residents are encouraged to attend.
The Community Council is governed by the scheme of establishment prescribed by Highland Council, which sets out how they should operate, including elections, membership rules and meeting arrangements. At present, there are seven elected members out of a maximum of nine, and there is one associate member. Between elections, members may be co-opted. Under the terms set by Highland Council, elections will be held in November 2015 (and every four years thereafter) when any resident on the electoral register can stand for nomination.
If you are resident in the Newtonmore area and would like to help with community interests, come to the meetings, which are held in the Lesser Village Hall at 7.30 pm on the first Monday of every month, except for January, May and August. The Annual General Meeting is held at 7 pm on the first Monday in June each year, followed by the monthly meeting. Minutes and agendas of meetings are posted on the noticeboard beside the Post Office.