Community councils were created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973. The Act required local authorities to introduce community council schemes for their area. Local authorities and other bodies consult with Community Councils on issues that are important to each community and local authorities are required to consult with Community Councils on planning applications.
The North Lanarkshire Council website states that Community Councils “comprise people who care about their community and want to make their area a better place to live. They have an important role in local democracy. They represent local people’s views about local services to the local authorities and other agencies”.
Kildrum Community Council works with key local stakeholders to improve the area in which we live. We meet on the last Wednesday of each month, in the YMCA/YWCA annex, opposite the Afton Road shop, at 7pm. Community Police Officers, and at least one local Councillor, are usually in attendance, and any Kildrum resident is welcome to attend.
In May 2018 Adam Smith was elected as Chair of Kildrum Community Council, with Bill Dempsey, former Chair, who then took on the role of Vice-Chair.