Community Council

What is Ayton Community Council and what does it do?

Currently there is no Community Council. Not enough nominations (the minimum is 6) were received in October 2021 to form a new one. Another round of seeking nominations will take place in the early months of 2022.

If anyone has any queries about the last Community Council which finished in September 2021, please contact the last Secretary, Graham Dolan on 01807 81411 or dolanayton@gmail.com

Under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, all of Scotland’s local authorities are legally obliged to set up Community Councils.

These are legally recognised groups of local people with an interest in their community. The main role of Community Councils is to represent their local area, to consult with local residents, and pass their views on to public sector organisations such as Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders, Lothian and Borders Police and the Scottish Government.

Community Council’s also fulfil an important role in helping to facilitate local projects and can act as a vehicle for drawing down funding from sources such as the local authority, Scottish Government, or the EU, through the South of Scotland European Partnership.

To see a list of the current members of the Community Council, click here. 

To access minutes from the last few years’ Community Council meetings, click here. 

The Community Council meets at 7.00pm in Ayton Community Hall on the first Tuesday of each month except in January and August. All meetings are open to the general public.

The Community Council is involved with the Scotland’s Floral Gateway Competition organised by Scottish Borders Council. For more information, click here.