Bute’s new community councillors will have to wait a little longer to make their first contributions to a range of important local issues after the first meeting of the new community council was postponed.
The meeting will now take place on Monday, December 2 at the Pavilion cafe in Rothesay at 7pm (half an hour earlier than the usual start time).
The community council had been due to meet on Wednesday, November 20 - its regular slot on the third Wednesday of the month - after the election on October 31, which saw six new members elected after 26 candidates contested the 20 available places.
But the ‘scheme for the establishment of community councils’ requires that the first meeting of a new community council be called by the local returning officer, and run by either the returning officer or his/her representative - and the representative for Bute is unable to attend on November 20.
This is due to the large number of community councils - 56 across Argyll and Bute - which will meet for the first time in the next few weeks.
The 20 members of the new community council are, in descending order of the number of votes received, Henry Tait, Ian Hopkins, Duncan McDougall, Frank Baxter, Carol Sprowl, Grace Strong, Barbara Hill, Ellen Cromack, Kevin Bye, Ray Beverley, Peter Wallace, Gordon Gillespie, Mike Blair, Iain Gillespie, Mick Common, Martin Catlin, Jean Donald, Paul Duffy, Gertie Reynolds and Don Williams.