Enthusiastic community members are being encouraged to sign up for their nearest Local Partnership ahead of the deadline for applications.
Enthusiastic community members are being encouraged to sign up for their nearest Local Partnership and have their say on the issues that matter locally.
The community representatives will be a key part of the new Local Partnerships, sitting alongside local elected councillors and representatives from the public sector and the voluntary sector.
They will help shape the discussion and debate at Local Partnership meetings, bring their expertise and local knowledge to decision making and provide an important link to local people.
The closing date for membership applications is Friday 14 December.
Renfrewshire Council Leader Iain Nicolson said: “I’d encourage anyone who has a passion for their community to put their name forward to become a member of their Local Partnership.
“We want to achieve a range of views and give local people the opportunity to have their say on the issues that matter to them within their community.
“It’s important that the opinions of local people are highlighted so get in touch and take this opportunity to make a difference.”
A series of community events have been taking place across Renfrewshire to introduce the new partnerships and to encourage people to become community representatives, with the first official meetings of the new partnerships set to take place in early 2019.
The seven new Local Partnerships take on the same boundaries as Community Councils and replace the previous five Local Area Committees, with membership being split evenly between local elected members and local community representatives.
The partnerships will work together to identify the priorities for the local community and representatives will have a key role in the allocation of funding to local voluntary and community groups.
For more information on the Local Partnerships and to submit your application to become a member, visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/localpartnerships.