Kelvindale Community Council in the west of Glasgow meets 8 times a year: its official role according to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, is to consult the local community and to make known to the local authority and other public bodies the views of local people on all matters affecting them.
In return, the local authority has a duty to consult the council on how local services are delivered, and on other issues affecting the area. The council has the right to be consulted on any planning applications in the area, and is also kept informed about licensing applications.
Residents of the area can attend meetings of the council, bring matters of concern to the attention of members, and stand for election.
WEBMASTER and VICE CHAIR OF THE KELVINDALE COMMUNITY COUNCIL.
Ken has been retired from full-time work for 10 years. In his lifetime he has been an International Exhibition Photographer, a former Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society, Cabaret Compere at the Heatherton Grange Hotel for 8 years, Celebrity interviewer and a Police Reserve Officer with Devon & Cornwall Constabulary for 10 years. He managed to combine all of the above with 40 years of full-time work in "9-5" jobs based in Devon and Somerset.