Welcome to the website for
Loanhead and District Community Council.
site last updated 9 October 2017
The Community Council meets on the 2nd Tuesday each month
at 7:00pm in Loanhead Library (New Paradykes School Hub)
Constitution & Standing Orders
Minutes of meetings
Election Nomination Form
The Scottish Government
Tell me Scotland (NEW)
The Association of Scottish Community Councils
Midlothian Federation of Community Councils
Undiscovered Scotland - Loanhead entry
Loanhead Community Development Association
Loanhead Gala Day
Loanhead Music Festival
Loanhead Parish Church
Loanhead After School Club
Community Council Membership
The Community Council holds its AGM in November. The Community Council members are elected every three years, at the relevant AGM. This session, the election was held on Tuesday 8th November 2016. The Office Bearers and membership remain as before with the addition of a new secretary. The next election is scheduled for Tuesday 14th November 2017, as part of this year's AGM.
Loanhead and District Community Council serves the town of Loanhead and the village of Straiton; the communities along the west side of the A701 between the City bypass and the mobile home parks on the west side of the A701; and the mobile home parks themselves. See map.
The Community Council is an elected body comprising up to 17 members, two seats being reserved to residents of the mobile home parks of Nivensknowe Park, Pentland Park and Straiton Park.
Elections for membership are held every three years, in November, the next election year being 2017. The general rule for eligibility is that candidates must be resident in the specific Community Council Area and aged 16 years or over on the date of the election.
Nominations should be made on the Nomination Form and submitted (see the Nomination Form page for details of how to submit the form) by the Friday preceding the date of the election.
Midlothian Council has produced a Guide for Community Councils in line with changes implemented by the Scottish Government, which prospective candidates are advised to read.
The Community Council meetings are open to members of the public. If you wish to raise an issue, you can attend in person, or use our contact page.
Page last updated 9 October 2017. Site went live 15 Dec 2010.