We are Riverside Community Council.
We'd like to be an organisation that:
Acts as a bridge between citizens and public authorities
Works at a local level, open to all citizens to attend meetings and take part in public deliberation
Consists of people who volunteer,, to help address issues on behalf of their local community.
As with other democratic institutions, works more democratically when interest and awareness and voting turnout are higher
Enables people to engage in political decision making and current issues, without having party politics as a basis for contribution.
is a way for people with little experience of politics to get involved.
I'm Joan. I lived in Malaysia for 2 years as a VSO Speech Therapist. It changed my life in lots of ways especially as that’s where I met Danny, my husband of 42 years.
I am really enthusiastic, optimistic and excited about being part of the community council. I am very keen to encourage people to become involved.
Joan is the Chair.
I'm Emily - I have been part of a book group for 11 years but my other passion is board games and I currently have over ninety of them.
It is important to me that the community is something everyone feels part of, that people have access to information and get to have a say about the things that matter to them.
Emily is the Secretary
I'm Ian. I'm a rugby supporting highlander. I have been to two out of three Scotland rugby Grand slams.
I am keen for fairness and justice for everyone.
Working for Riverside I would like for everyone to feel listened to and heard and nurture further sense of community.
Ian is the treasurer.
I'm Isabella, I was previously a community councillor and continue to have responsibility for planning.
I enjoy working with and representing communities or groups and engaging with poeple outwith our community to further our goals.
My other interests involve "Access in the Build Enviroment" and "Life Times Homes"
I'm Sue and I have been enjoying exploring photography and have a daily photo blog.
Fairness is really important to me, it is important to treat people with respect.
I would really like to see a community meeting place in Riverside.
Sue is the Vice Chair
I'm Phil, I'm a fan of fan of most sports. I grew up in Bradford, but left when I was 18. Loving Cricket is about the only connection I have to Yorkshire now.
Scotland has been home for more than half my life now and I love it.
I value Integrity and I want as many people as possible saying Riverside is a brilliant place to live.
Phil is part of the Inter-generational Sub Group
I'm Alison - I have an allotment and volunteer in environmental and food related projects. I also enjoy walking dogs, especially 'oodles.
I want to see a visible community council in place that encourages all types of people to participate. I want there to be positive opportunities to shape the place where we live.
I'm Fiona and I enjoy baking and having adventures with my young daughter and I teach in a nearby primary school.
I enjoy the natural world and would love to enhance the feeling of community and get people involved. I do a lot of orienteering and represented Scotland for many years, and Great Britain at the Junior World championship.
Fiona is part of the On The River Sub Group
"I’m Diane. I am looking forward to working together with the Riverside community to develop creative and lasting solutions to issues of concern.
I want to promote inclusivity and equality and to help make Riverside into a strong and dynamic community.
Diane is part of the Active Travel Sub-Group.
"I’m David and I am working with the Community Council to support communication, with an emphasis on non-digital outreach.
I'd love to see community events within Riverside that appeals to a wide range of our community including dog walking meet ups or coffee tasting.