Following the recent election process, the new Community Council has been formed and the Office Bearers appointed.
John Kelly stepped down after many years of hard work as both secretary and as a key member on the planning forum. We would like to extend our gratitude to John for everything he did, his guidance will be greatly missed and we hope he enjoys his well-earned rest.
Gordon Smith, who has held the office of Chairman since 2019 stepped down from the Council and we take this opportunity to give our thanks to Gordon for all of the work he has done for the community council over his period as chairman. It was an extraordinary time with the pandemic raging and needed an extraordinary person.
Please welcome Graeme Grant to the position –
Graeme Grant Chairman LLBCC
I had the honour and privilege to be elected Chairman of Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge Community Council at the inaugural meeting of the new council in October. I succeed Gordon Smith who has done a sterling job through a period including two lockdowns, but who felt it was time to step back.
Having been born and raised in and around Glasgow, and following a 4-year spell working in Bristol, I have lived in Linlithgow with my wife Rachel, for nudging 30 years now. We have two daughters, both currently studying at University in Aberdeen.
I take on the Chairman’s role at a difficult time for the town. The fallout from 2 years of battling a pandemic, the like of which very few of us have experienced before, is only now becoming apparent. The impact of that on the people, the businesses, and the other organisations that combine to make us the community we are will be with us for many years to come.
There is hope though. We are a town with an extraordinary depth of talent. We have some superb organizations that are working very hard to rebuild and improve the environment. By environment I mean both the physical one and the social one. It is undoubtedly true that we have work to do in helping secure the appearance and physical atmosphere of our great town, but it is equally true that we have work to do in repairing the social damage that has impacted us all.
I can promise to the people of Linlithgow & Linlithgow Bridge that I will do my very best to represent you as and when it is required so we together can continue to make our town a great place to live.
I am sure you will all join the rest of the community council in supporting Graeme as he takes us forward during these difficult times.
A reminder of our next community council meeting will continue to be posted on our Facebook page on the Sunday beforehand, the following meeting date is included at the end of each post. We look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon.