The Community Council is made up of Bishopton residents (who must be registered voters). Its role is:
- to ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views of the community which it represents, to liaise with other community groups within the area, and to fairly express the diversity of opinions and outlooks of the people;
- to express the views of the community to the Local Authority for the area, to public authorities and other organisations;
- to take such action in the interests of the community as appears to it to be desirable and practicable;
- to promote the well-being of the community and to foster a community spirit;
- to be a means whereby the people of the area shall be able to voice their opinions on any matter affecting their lives, their welfare, their environment, its development and amenity.
The Community Council operates to a defined Constitution and Standing Orders which define our aims and objectives and ways in which our meetings are conducted.
Where and when does the Community Council meet?
Meetings are usually held in the Primary School in the first Wedneday of each month from September to June, the meetings starting at 7.30pm and (usually!) finishing by 9.30pm. The meeting dates are published on this web site, in the minutes (copies of which are held in the Library), and on the Renfrewshire Council website.
Meetings are open to any member of the public, and there is always an opportunity for residents to give their views and to join in the discussions. The October meeting is the Annual General Meeting (AGM), and all councillors must stand for re-election after 4 years.