Boat of Garten & Vicinity Community Council is the official body representing the inhabitants of the village and its vicinity. It is a duly constituted body funded by the Highland Council. Its role has always been to listen to its constituents on a wide range of matters and draw attention to them at local government level. Over the past few years the role of the Council has also changed and it has become a consultee on an enormously wide range of subjects such as planning applications, policy planning by the Highland Council, Utilities Companies and a series of consultations with the Cairngorms National Park Authority. The Council has a Planning Sub Committee to respond to all local Planning Applications. Members also seek to work together with other local groups to further the interests of the community.
Equally it has always striven to undertake a range of projects aimed at furthering the public good – be they the major Millennium project of waymarking a range of paths in and around the village, the creation of the Hide at Milton Loch and, in conjunction with the Community Company, the Village Gateway. It is also proud to have been the co-creator (with the then Visitor Association) of this Boat of Garten Community Website.
The Community Council meets monthly in the Community Hall except during July, August and December and meetings are always open to all – just come along and see what we do. If there is an issue that you would like the Council to discuss, contact the Chairman to ask if it can go on the Agenda for the next meeting – we are here to represent the whole community.
The Community Council publishes a quarterly Newsletter, ‘BoG Standard’, whose independent editor is Cath Wright.
Previous minutes and agendas can be viewed here.