Community Councils

Community Council Elections 2021

Ordinary elections took place this Autumn for Arran, Beith and District, Cumbrae, Dalry, Fairlie, Irvine, Kilbirnie and Glengarnock, Kilwinning, Largs, Saltcoats, Skelmorlie and West Kilbride Community Councils.  Please follow the links below for the results.  The overall results can be found here with individual results listed below:

Arran Community Council - Notice of Election Result

Beith and District Community Council - Notice of Election Result

Cumbrae Community Council - Notice of Election Result

Dalry Community Council  - Notice of Election Result

Fairlie Community Council - Notice of Election Result

Irvine Community Council Notice of Election Result  Please note that an Election Results meeting is scheduled to take place at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 26 January 2022 in Redburn Community Centre, Irvine

Kilbirnie and Glengarnock Community Council - Notice of Election Result

Kilwinning Community Council - Notice of Election Result 

Largs Community Council - Notice of Election Result

Saltcoats Community Council - Saltcoats Community Council did not meet its minimum membership target and will, unfortunately, move to dissolution

Skelmorlie Community Council - Notice of Election Result

West Kilbride Community Council - Notice of Election Result

The next ordinary election for Stevenston Community Council is due to take place in September 2022. There are currently no active community councils within Ardrossan, Dreghorn, Girdle Toll and Bourtreehill or Springside.  A request for a community council to be established in any of these areas can be made by 20 local electors contacting committeeservices@north-ayrshire.gov.uk/tel 01294 324131.

Getting Involved

You can contact your local community council for further information on meeting dates and arrangements.  

The Role of Community Councils

Community Councils are provided for in statute by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Community Councils are entirely independent from the local authority.

In terms of Section 51(2) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, the purpose of a Community Council, in addition to any other purpose which it may pursue, shall be “to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community which it represents, in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable”. You can find general information about Community Councils on the Scottish Government website or on the Scottish Community Councils website at www.communitycouncils.scot

Community Councils in North Ayrshire

Each local authority in Scotland is required to have in place a Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils within their area. In North Ayrshire, the Scheme currently in force, which was approved in March 2016, provides for 17 Community Councils in North Ayrshire.  The Scheme and can be accessed at Scheme inc boundary maps.  A map showing how community council boundaries relate to North Ayrshire Council Elected Member ward boundaries is also available.

A 'plain English' guide to the formal Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils, is also available.

Review of Community Council Scheme

From time to time the Council will review the Scheme for the establishment of Community Councils in North Ayrshire. The last such review was undertaken in 2015/16.

Meetings of Community Councils

Community Councils meet regularly in local venues and generally their meetings will be open to the public.  Please see the "Getting Involved" section above for more information on contacting your local community council.

Some community councils have their own websites and post information on meetings and copies of their Minutes.  The Minutes of several community councils are also available to view at http://www.northayrshire.community.

Training for Community Councillors

A programme of training is being developed to assist community councillors in their role.  More information will follow on training opportunities.
 

Contact Us

Contact Committee Services
For any queries relating to the committees of North Ayrshire Council; Community Councils; or Outside Bodies.  Please also contact us if you have any difficulties in terms of the accessbility of the information on this site and we will endeavour to provide the required information in a more accessible format.

Contact Member Services
For any queries relating to Councillors; the Provost of North Ayrshire Council; or members’ expenses.

General Enquiries
For all other queries.