Help shape the future of Crookfur, Greenfarm, Mearns Village and Westacres communities
Residents of Crookfur, Greenfarm, Mearns Village and Westacres are being urged to come forward to help re-establish a community council for the area.
Published: 11 February 2022
Community councils offer residents the opportunity to come together and discuss matters of interest to their local area, share views and ensure their voices are heard.
We consult with community councils on local issues, such as planning, licensing and roads.
Community councils have links with Police Scotland and other public bodies, and get involved in issues including the environment, green spaces, walking and cycling and reducing traffic congestion.
Councillor Colm Merrick, Convener for Community Services and Community Safety, said: 'Community councils are important bodies within East Renfrewshire. While providing another vital link between residents and their local authority, a community council brings local people together to help them make positive changes to their area.
'By getting involved you can help identify, discuss and take action - perhaps by helping to campaign on local issues if you fancy.
'Every year community councils lead outstanding work across the whole of East Renfrewshire. For example, in recent years several groups have greatly improved play facilities for so many of our residents to enjoy.
'If you're interested or you'd like to make a difference in Crookfur, Greenfarm, Mearns Village and Westacres, then please complete a nomination form to help ensure your local community council is re-established.'
Anyone wishing to stand for election must be a resident in one of the neighbourhoods in the community council area, aged 16 years or over and named on the electoral register. The proposer and seconder must also stay in the same neighbourhood area, with self-nomination not permitted.
The nomination period opens on Friday 11 February and closes on Friday 11 March at 4.45pm.
If you wish to be posted a nomination form, or would like further information, please contact Vincent McCulloch, Community Council Liaison Officer, on 0141 577 4645 or Vincent.McCulloch@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.