I attended a meeting of the Arbroath Community Council last night. Its the first time in years that I have been. Although it was a shame that there were not more members of the public there, I was impressed by the contributions made.
Its clearly a good way of keeping up to date with the things that are giving them cause for concern.
It meets once a month and whilst I know that there are some councillors (not necessarily in Angus) who wouldn't go near a Community Council meeting for love nor money, it's something I'll make the effort to attend as often as possible.