About Us

What’s a Community Council? 

Community Councils are the most local tier of council representation. They exist to link our communities with local authorities to ensure the needs and opinions of people are heard by those representing us.

What does the Community Council actually do?
Your Community Council is responsible for sharing information provided by the authorities to local people.

It must seek the opinion of local people on important issues and feed views back to the authorities.

Planning is one of the major topics we cover. We’re able to suggest amendments or written objections to submitted plans that affect our local area.

Who are my Community Councillors?
Community Councillors are local residents who act to represent the local community. They take the opinion of the community back to those in power.

We always take the majority feeling on local views back to the authorities.

Community Councillors are a-political and look only to preserve what is good in our community and work to develop anything that will benefit those living and working in our area.

Find out more about your Community Councillors [link to representation]

Can I become a Community Councillor?

We’re always looking for people to join monthly meetings and/ or become a Community Councillor. If you’d like more information please contact us  or simply turn up at one of our monthly meetings where you’ll be made very welcome.

Meetings take place on the second Monday of every month [no meetings June – August] in the community centre that sits in the grounds of St Cuthbert’s Primary School on Hutchison Avenue.