Midlothian youths to join community councils?

Sixteen-year-old youths might, for the first time, be eligible to join community councils if radical proposals are backed by a significant section of the public.

Midlothian Council is appealing for views on a review of the watchdog groups.

The review is set to cover a range of issues including; the role of the liaison officer, exclusions in relation to being a community councillor, types of membership available, recognition of the Federation of community councils and a new code of conduct.

The main proposals include giving young people 16 years or over the chance to have their say by joining the membership of a community council.

Read full story in the August 22 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.