Local Authorities often use community councils to gauge public opinion on existing services or new developments. A member of a community council in Glasgow's Merchant City discusses the reasons behind her involvement. Opportunities for young people to get involved in the democratic process.

First broadcast:
18 March 2003

This clip could be used to illustrate an example of the work of community councils. Students could be asked to use this clip to answer the question: "To what extent can community councils influence local authorities?"