What is a Community Council?

  • A voluntary organisation set up by statute by the Comhairle.
  • Is run by local residents on behalf of the community.
  • Local elected members attend meetings.
  • They play an important role in local democracy.
  • People who care about their community.
  • Independent from the Comhairle.

What does a Community Council do?

  • Acts as a voice for their local area.
  • Co-ordinates and expresses the views of the community on a wide range of issues.
  • Takes action in the interests if that community.
  • They are independent from the Comhairle but can complement the role of the Comhairle.
  • They bring local people together to help make things happen.
  • Facilitates a wide range of activities.
  • They advise, petition, influence and advocate on behalf of local communities.
  • Raise funds for local projects and events.
  • Promote the wellbeing of their community.
  • A means of becoming involved with the local community they represent.
  • Engage and consult with the local community they represent.
  • Put forward their views on local planning applications and licensing.
  • Represent all people in the area without prejudice.
  • Be non-party political and non-sectarian.
  • Represent a full cross-section of the community.