Community Council meetings have been suspended due to the current pandemic and government guidelines to self isolate. However, Community Council business will still be carried out by email and ZOOM meetings whenever possible. If you have concerns that you would normally bring along to a public meeting to raise, please either contact us by using the contact page on this site, email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07942 600106 between 10 am and 4 pm daily.
A community support group has been set up by local organisations, with volunteers offering to collect shopping, walk dogs for the vulnerable and elderly in Loanhead. Contact details:
Email email@example.com, or phone 07541 048869 between 10 am and 4 pm daily.
Constitution & Standing Orders
Community Councils Code of Conduct
The Scottish Government
The Association of Scottish Community Councils
Undiscovered Scotland - Loanhead entry
Loanhead Community Development Association
Loanhead Gala Day
Loanhead Parish Church
Loanhead After School Club
Community Council Membership
Community Council members are elected for a three year term. This next election will be held on Tuesday 10th November 2020.
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 residential parks on the west side of the A701.
The Community Council is an elected body comprising up to 17 members, two seats being reserved to residents of the residential parks of Nivensknowe Park, Pentland Park and Straiton Park. See map.
Membership is usually for a term of 3 years. 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 by the Tuesday preceding the date of the next annual general meeting which is usually the second Tuesday in November.
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 23 May 2020. Site went live 15 Dec 2010.