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Saltcoats Community Council

Saltcoats Community Council was re-established in 2017 and comprises of local people who have an interest in their community and give their time, skills and experience on a voluntary basis to benefit their community.

Their main aim is to act as a liaison between residents and official bodies and to pass on the views of local people to North Ayrshire Council and other relevant bodies.

They hold public meetings on the 3rd Monday of each month in Saltcoats Town Hall at 7pm.

Public meetings are a way to voice concerns and to find out what Saltcoats Community Council are doing to improve their community. We encourage the public to attend meetings and to contact us via:

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wwww.saltcoatscommunitycouncil.org

Suggestion box in Saltcoats Library


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Do You Want To Play A Positive Role In Your Community?

If you live in Saltcoats you may be interested to know that a group of local people are looking to start up a Community Council.

If you are interested in getting involved you should join them at their meeting on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at 7pm in the Argyle Community Centre, Donaldson Avenue, Saltcoats, KA21 5AG.

A Community Council is a voluntary organisation supported by local authorities and run by local residents to act on behalf of their community.

If you are interested but unable to go along please contact Christina on 01294 604612 for more information.


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Get Involved And Have Your Say In Your Community

An ambitious campaign to inspire greater participation in community councils across North Ayrshire is to get under way.

North Ayrshire Council wants to increase local support for these important grassroots organisations and is urging local people with a passion for their community to step forward and get involved.

There are a number of successful and active community councils currently operating in North Ayrshire, and there are some areas where that community voice is missing.

Community Councils are voluntary organisations set up by Local Authorities and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. Community Council representatives can often provide a comprehensive view of local issues by drawing on the experience of all the Community Councillors who meet and talk with residents in their area. Their voice is embedded in the governance structures of the new Locality Partnerships.

For those interested in getting involved with their local community council, special information sessions are being held across North Ayrshire:

* Saltcoats Town Hall at 2pm-4pm on Sunday, August 21
* Bridgend Community Centre, Kilbirnie, at 1pm-3pm on Monday, August 22
* The Volunteer Rooms, Irvine, at 7pm on Tuesday, August 23
* Focus Learning Centre, Primrose Place, Saltcoats, at 7pm-9pm on Wednesday, August 24

The ‘What You Need to Know’ information sessions will provide key information for those interested in playing a positive role in their communities as well as illustrating the support which will be available.

If you are interested in helping to make a positive difference in your community and wish to find out more about the upcoming information sessions, please email ccreviewandelections@north-ayrshire.gov.uk.


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Participatory Budgeting Event For Three Towns

North Ayrshire Council is one of 20 local authorities who have received Scottish Government funding and support to develop Participatory Budgeting. Participatory Budgeting (PB) is recognised internationally as a way for local people to have a direct say in how, and where, part of public funds can be used to address local requirements

How would you like to spend £19,000 in your community?

Local people and groups can bid for up to £700 to help make a difference in the local community.

The Three Towns event (Stevenston, Saltcoats ,Ardrossan) is being held on Saturday 21 May 2016 from 12 noon until 4.30pm (registration at 11.30am) at Saltcoats Town Hall.

Application forms are available by calling 01294 475900 or email participatorybudgeting@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

The deadline for applications is Monday 9 May 2016 at 9am.

There will be free entertainment, free refreshments/lunch and a free prize draw available to enter on the day.

Voting on the day is open to all ages 8+ that live in the area.

3 towns Part Budget


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Deadline for 3 Towns ‘Community Chest’ Applications

Residents in the Three Towns are being urged to register for their chance to win £700 from the ‘community chest’. Local groups will have the chance to pursue their ambitions when Participatory Budgeting comes to Saltcoats Town Hall on Saturday 21 May 2016.

Participatory Budgeting (PB) encourages communities to decide how to spend a small amount of the public budget and is already helping 1,500 localities around the world achieve their aspirations.

The Three Towns event is the second to take place as part of a PB pilot being organised by North Ayrshire Council. The council is funding the pilot together with The Ayrshire Community Trust and the Scottish Government.

Residents of the Three Towns who are keen to take part in the PB event must complete an application form outlining why their group should receive a fair share of the funding. The PB Steering Group will then review all applications and those shortlisted will be invited to the event on 21 May 2016. The final decision will be down to those voting on the day and voters must be aged 8 or over. Applicants bidding for funding can also take part in the vote.

Download an application form (Word 143kb) or call 01294 475 900 or email to request.

Deadline for completed applications is Monday 9 May 2016 at 9am.

Registration for the Three Towns event begins at 11.30 and those attending must be prepared to stay for the full duration. The event is expected to finish at 4.30pm.

Kilwinning played host to the first pilot event and over 200 residents turned out to take part. They descended on Ayr College to hear all the bids for funding from local groups and St Winning’s Parent Council, Kilwinning Elderly Forum and KSC Thistle 2003s are just some of the groups who won a share of the full £12,000 on offer.


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Do You Want To Play A Positive Role In Your Community?

If you live in Saltcoats you may be interested to know that a group of local people are looking to start up a Community Council. If you are interested in getting involved you should join them at their meeting on Wednesday 1 March 2017 at 7pm in the Argyle Community Centre, Donaldson Avenue, Saltcoats, KA21 […]


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Community Funding Opportunities within North Ayrshire

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