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 consider an issue which affects them and the school community and create a mock community council meeting to discuss these issues.