It is quite obvious that the stature of two community councils in town is rising in leaps and bounds. The protest march organised by the River Council and the large public meeting on the Sandown issue is proof of that. The Gurn predicts that the reputation of these councils will rise while that of the Highland Council will go the other way. No disrespect to the Highland Councillors but the Community councillors are unpaid and thus fantastic value for money. In recognition of this and to inject some more democracy into the Common Good Fund how about letting the Community councillors on as trustees?