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Benarty Community Council

Working with the community

Benarty Community Council is an independant statutory public body run by volunteers. They are obliged to comply with legal requirement, and are public accountable They have the authority vested in legislation,to undertake any activity in the interest of their community that they consider necessary-a general power of competence-as well as coordinating and expressing the views of their community to any other authority. All community councillors councillors give their time freely and receive no renumirations for their efforts. . Community Councillors are democratically elected and serve for a period of 3 years. As well as providing statutory consultative functions community councils provide important community involvement in local projects and social events. This has involved the community council in identifying projects and areas for enhancement .Being a properly constituted ,independent body they are able to attract external funding. One of the events the community council are responsible for was starting what was to be a one off Childrens Gala to coincide with the start of the new millenium, However the event proved to be so succesful it is still being held on an annual basis,

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