Maxton & Mertoun Community Council
The Council consists of 8 elected members of the community of the Parishes of Maxton and Mertoun who serve a term of office of four years. Should fewer than eight be elected or a vacancy arise, the Community Council has the power to co-opt members to complete its strength. They are joined by the elected member of Scottish Borders Council who represents the Parishes. The Scottish Borders Councillor has no voting rights.
Maxton & Mertoun Community Council has no statutory authority or powers. It does, however, act as an advisory and consultative group on all matters affecting the Parishes. It is consulted on the provision of services by Scottish Borders Council, Lothian and Borders Police, Borders Health Board, the Scottish Executive and numerous other statutory and voluntary bodies.
It makes comment on planning applications and issues affecting the Parishes and it pursues matters of concern raised by community groups and individuals within the Parishes.
Meetings are held in Maxton Village Hall at 7 p.m.
The current elected members of the Council are:
Mr Andrew Leitch, Summerlea, 3 Grantsfield, Maxton (Chairman) (01835 823254)
Mrs Isabella Veitch, Fern Lodge, 6 Grantsfield, Maxton (Treasurer)
Mrs Anne Penelope Harvey, Maxton Cross, Maxton
Mrs Trudy Leitch, Summerlea, 3 Grantsfield, Maxton
Gemma Cargill, Clintmains
Jackie Price, Clintmains
(There are currently two vacancies)
Scottish Borders Council representatives for Maxton & Mertoun
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