Community Councils are local official representative bodies that look to channel the voice of the local community.
Your local Community Council
Community Councils have a statutory right to be consulted on Planning matters, so a part of each meeting is taken up with considering any active planning applications in the area, and with information gathering in regard to any planned major developments.
We also consider concerns raised by local residents that should be forwarded to Midlothian Council – examples include speeding, winter weather planning and the provision of amenities. Local Ward Councillors often attend our meetings, which assists in this process.
Our monthly meetings are open to the public to attend as observers – if you have a specific topic you would like to raise, it would help if you could let us know in advance, and we will make that the first item on the agenda. This gives you the opportuntity to leave afterwards if you have no interest in the remainder of the meeting. Note, however, that these meetings are not “public meetings”, in that you will not be able to raise questions or make comments during the main part of the meeting, unless invited to do so by the chair.
If you wish to make any comment or ask relevant questions arising from your attendance at the meeting, you will be given the opportunity at the end of the meeting, after AOCB.
Community Council Documents
You can access some of our documents online by visiting the documents page.
Facts & Figures
A few facts and figures about the Moorfoot area of Midlothian, Scotland.
The Moorfoot area stretches about 18km North to South and 14km East to West, with a total area of 10306 hectares (103.06 sq km, 39.8 sq miles), including around 500 homes and a population of just under 1200 (according to the 2001 census).
This means that we are the largest Community Council area in Midlothian, but also have the lowest population denisty – about 0.1 person/hectare.
The main villages in the Moorfoot Community Council area are:
together with a number of smaller places:
Arniston Estate, Bellsmains, Castleton, Catcune, Currie Inn, Dalhousie, Esperson, Fushiebridge, Gladhouse, Halkerston, Harvieston, Mauldslie Hill, Moorfoot, Middleton, Middleton Hall, Yorkston.