Do you want to have your say in what's happening where you live? Then why not join your local community council?
What is a 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. There are 35 community councils within the East Ayrshire area.
What they 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, community councils want to hear from local people and want more people involved in their work. They normally meet once per month within the local area.
Review of community council scheme 2010
The Council carried out a public consultation exercise on a review of its scheme for the establishment of community councils, the outcome of which was presented to and approved by the Council in February 2011.
Details currently available under Membership and Meeting Details. Should you have any enquiries regarding your local community council please contact the Vibrant Communities Service.