Stewarton & District
COMMUNITY COUNCIL NEWS
The recent Annual General Meeting of the Stewarton & District Community Council provided an opportunity to review activities and look forward to forthcoming challenges. The role of the Community Council is to identify and then represent local problems to the EAC and relevant Community and Public Authorities.
In addition, the Community Council Resource Centre (Tel: 01560 482775 and Email: [email protected]) located in the Town House Avenue Square provides facilities for photocopying, and a fax machine. Both these services are available for the use of the general public. Bookings for the self-drive 16 seat Community Bus, computer tutorials and registering interest in the Stewarton Rambler Chair scheme can also be done at the Resource Centre.
The Community Council comprises 14 volunteer Community Councillors but is established for many more. Information about current activities is available from the Resource Centre (1000 to 1200, Monday to Friday) and the noticeboard outside the Town House.
Current issues include the growth of housing and the local population; policing; development of NHS Primary Care services; wind turbines; leisure provision; road and rail transport; car parking; road repairs and changes to licensed premises.
If you reside in the Stewarton area and are interested in filling one of the vacancies by becoming a local Community Councillor please contact the Resource Centre. Successful applicants can be co-opted to serve on the Community Council until the next planned election.
All Community Council meetings are held in the Council Chambers in the Town House at 7.30pm on the first Monday of each calendar month. Police Scotland provide a report to this meeting and Community Police Officers attend to answer questions when available to do so. The meeting is also attended by at least one of the local elected EAC Councillors. All meetings are open to the Public, the next meeting is on Monday 4th August and everybody is welcome to attend.