Muirhead, Birkhill and Liff Community Council
Community Council Elections 2022
If you want to get involved and make a difference in your community, you can get a nomination form from the Returning Officer (Community Council Elections), Elections Office, Digital Reprographics Unit, Sylvie Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AY or via the Community Council Election webpages https://orlo.uk/NtU0a

Purpose of a community council: to act as a voice for the area

  • articulating views and concerns of local people
  • making representations to the Council & other public sector bodies on matters within the CC sphere of interest
  • being statutory consultee on planning applications
  • It is essential CC views are demonstrated to be accurately representative of the community
  • Strong emphasis on consultation and trying to engage with whole community

 

The role of a community councillor:  To establish and represent the views of your community

    • Not about offering personal views on a subject
    • Will involve discussing issues with people in the community to clarify their views and assess the strength of feeling on various topics
    • You also should promote the community council and its work and make yourself accessible to the local community
    • CC meeting every 2 months + AGM

 

Examples of issues the CC gets involved in

  • Planning - including the new Local Development Plan, potential new housing, solar farms & other developments
  • Traffic including speeding, speed limits and parking
  • Help represent the Community in Participatory Budgeting which allows spending of public funds locally’

 

Previous Successes

  • Vehicle activated speed signs
  • Picnic benches at the Millennium Hall, goal posts in Liff
  • Noticeboards across the area, pedestrian crossing & dropped pavements
  • New community groups



The election office is open for the issue and delivery of nomination papers on weekdays from 10am to 4pm. Completed nomination forms and candidates’ personal statements must be delivered to the Returning Officer (Community Council Elections) at the above address by no later than 4pm on Wednesday 31 August 2022.
Go to https://orlo.uk/FXUdv for more details on the elections or, for further information, contact the Election team on 01307 492070 or email elections@angus.gov.uk



Currently there are 6 Community Councillors (out of a possible 10), representing an area within Angus Council comprising

  • Balruddery
  • Berryhill
  • Birkhill
  • Flocklones
  • Fowlis
  • Liff
  • Lundie
  • Muirhead
  • and Piperdam

If you are interested in becoming a community councillor, please get in touch via our Community Councillors page.

The Community Council meetings are held on the first Thursday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October & December) with an AGM in September.  Residents are welcome to attend the meetings but if you have a particular issue to raise it would be helpful (but not essential) to let us know in advance. Items to be raised can be placed as comments on Facebook or emailed to the Community Council.

History

Introduction

Muirhead, Birkhill and Liff Community Council was formed in January 2011 by the amalgamation of the previous two community council areas of Lundie, Muirhead and Birkhill with Fowlis, Liff and Balruddery following the reorganisation of Community Council areas by Angus council in 2010.

The community council area is a mixture of rural farming and residential homes serving a vibrant commuter habitat for Dundee, Perth and the East of Scotland. There are a number of small villages and hamlets within the area and each reflect its own individual nature with a mix of traditional and modern homes both large and small. Within the area there are four Churches, two schools, a medical centre, a post office, pharmacy, small supermarket and fuel station, two licensed hospitality premises, a leisure centre and spa, golf course, bowling club, three community halls a Scout hall and numerous farms.

Natural wildlife is in abundance with plenty of native flora and fauna, a sanctuary for Red Squirrels and plenty of opportunity for walking to take in the beauty of the area via the Sidlaw Path network and protected woodlands.

Situation

Situated on the north western periphery of Dundee the area forms the south west corner of Angus and borders Dundee City Council and Perth and Kinross Council local authority areas. The eastern boundary is at Birkhill on the A923 approximately 5 miles from DundeeCity centre and the area continues along the A923 for approximately 6.5 miles until the western boundary meets Perth and Kinross Council at Oakwood near the highest point in the area Lundie Craigs at 353 metres. The northern boundary commences at Denhead on the B954 and extends to the most southern point at Huntly Farm access Road on the Benvie road approximately 5 miles away.