Renfrewshire Council

Local Partnerships

Local Partnerships - could you be a member?

If you're enthusiastic about your community and think you could make a difference, apply to be a member of your Local Partnership.

What are they?

The seven new Local Partnerships provide the community with the opportunity to have their say on local issues and make a difference to their local area.

Replacing the previous five Local Area Committees (LACs), the partnerships adopt a more informal and inclusive approach as part of a drive to ensure your voice is heard on local issues.

They will work together to identify, set and share the priorities for the local community.

Who's involved?

Membership will be split between all local elected councillors for the area and community representatives from the public and voluntary sector.

Community representatives will include the elected chairs of the relevant Community Councils, with the remaining places filled by representatives of community organisations in the area and these are decided by the Local Partnership members.

What would be your role?

We want you to help shape the discussion and debate at Local Partnership meetings and bring your expertise and local knowledge to decision making.

You'll have a key role in the allocation of funding to local voluntary and community groups as well as providing an important link to local people in your area.

After taking part in the meetings, you will help to share the decisions made by the partnerships with your connections in the local community.

What's happened so far?

A series of community events took place across Renfrewshire to introduce the new partnerships and to encourage people to become community representatives.

The first official meetings of the new partnerships set to take place in early 2019.

Okay, you've got me. How do I apply?

Use the form attached to this page or visit the dedicated Local Partnerships section of the website.

When do I need to apply by?

The closing date for membership applications is Friday 14 December.

Published 6 December 2018.