City of Inverness Area Committee

Tasks and responsibilities

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The remit of the City of Inverness Area Committee (CIA) is to:

  • appoint the Provost and Depute Provosts of Inverness and Leader of Inverness and Area responsible for the running of the Committee and the management of its functions (the Provost and Depute Provosts roles being restricted to Civic Duties only)
  • work with partners to achieve the effective promotion and future prosperity of the City/Area, facilitating opportunities for inward investment, regeneration and economic development of the City/Area. This includes the realisation of the “Inverness City Vision”
  • develop and work in partnership with community planning partners, including Community Councils, as appropriate, to achieve a co-ordinated approach to the provision of services and to deliver community planning  objectives
  • ensure implementation of the Council’s localism action plan as it relates to the City/Area.
    scrutinise and monitor the local delivery of Council services, within approved resources and strategy.
    scrutinise the performance of, and engage with, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
    monitor the delivery of Capital Projects within the City/Area , as agreed within the Council’s Capital Programme
  • approve delegated local functions e.g. Road Traffic Orders; Road Construction Consents; and Upholding Access Rights
  • champion local initiatives which promote and support the traditional languages, heritage and culture of the Highlands
  • deal with requests for and make nomination / appointments to local outside bodies not covered by the Council or Strategic Committees
  • agree any community engagement, including  co-ordination of the work of the Ward Forums, in relation to City/Area wide issues
  • consider proposals for community participation and transfer of functions to community management / ownership subject to Council policies and as guided by the Communities and Partnerships Committee
  • ensure that all decisions taken are within the terms of the legislation governing the work of the Council and the approved Scheme of Delegation to Committees and Officers.

At the meeting of the Highland Council on 6 September 2012 it was agreed that the Committee, previously known as the Inverness City Committee (ICC), be renamed the City of Inverness Area Committee (CIA).

Further details of the terms of reference and the powers and duties delegated to the Committee are set out in the Council's Scheme of Delegation.