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Do you want to have your say in what's happening where you live? Then why not join your local Community Council?

Community Councils are public representative bodies. They are made up of groups of people who care about their community and want to make their area a better place to live.

What Community Councils do

Community Councils act as a voice for their local area. They express the views of the community they represent on a wide range of issues of local concern, to the Council and other organisations.

Community Councils also raise funds from various sources for local projects and events like gala days or providing Christmas lights for their community. Community Councils get to put forward their views on local planning applications and on which premises in their area can sell alcohol.

How to get involved

There are different ways to get involved in your local Community Council. You could:

  • attend your Community Council's regular public meeting
  • e-mail your Community Council via the Council who will pass on your enquiry
  • become a Community Council member yourself

As Community Councils represent their local community, they want to hear from local people and are looking for more people to get involved in their work. Meetings normally take place once a month within the local area.

Meetings and membership

For information about office bearers and Community Council meetings visit Community Councils meetings and membership. Should you have any enquiries regarding your local Community Council please contact Vibrant Communities.

Further information

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