Interested in becoming a community councillor? Please contact us or come along to one of the meetings to find out more!
What are community councils? (taken from Community Council Website)
Community Councils (CCs) are voluntary organisations set up by statute and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. Their specific role can vary according to their local area’s needs. Their size, in terms of area and population, differs across the country. In some areas there are Federations of CCs, allowing them to work together over larger areas.
What is their role?
CCs act as a voice for their local area. They must ascertain and express the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies, and to take action which appears to be in the interests of its community. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government. They should have a positive working partnership with the local authority – therefore they must be informed on the council’s policies, and keep the council updated on their activities.
Current Community Councillors are:
Tam Coyle (Chairperson)
Paula Reilly (Secretary)
Bob Cochrane (Vice chairperson)
Gerald Hirst (Treasurer)