Your Local Committee makes important decisions about the area that you live in. It is where local councillors meet to discuss and decide on many of the issues that matter to you and the people who live, work or study nearby.
What does the Local Committee do?
The Local Committee can make decisions about:
- Activities for young people
- Funding for community groups and activities
- Roads and road maintenance
- Making a request for highway improvements
- Road safety
- Driving speed limits
- Parking restrictions
- Library opening hours
- Public rights of way - byways and footpaths
It also monitors how well public services like libraries and social care are benefitting local people. The Committee has a special role in making sure that local schools are performing well or taking the necessary steps to improve.
Local councillors put the community's interests at the heart of every decision they make. They value the opinions of local people. The more councillors listen to residents, the more confident we can be that issues have been considered from various angles and that the wider community is likely to benefit as a result. That is why we actively encourage local people to interact with councillors and their local committee to make sure that their voices and opinions are heard.
How can you take part?
At the committee's meetings you can raise issues, ask questions or petition your councillors about changes you would like them to make in your neighbourhood. You can read how to do this in the Rules of the Local Committee section below.
When does it meet?
The Local Committee generally meets once every three months. This can vary but is usually around June, September, December and March.
View details of the date, time, venue and the topics under discussion at your Local Committee meeting.
Alternatively, please contact the Community Partnerships Team for more information. You can find out how to do this in the contact section below.