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About Helensburgh Community Council

The Helensburgh Community Council is established by Government statute. Our role is to give a voice to the town community and to take whatever action is necessary for its interests. We are strictly non-political and subject to a community election process.

Our members are spread across the town boundaries. We aim for a healthy mix of male and female members and we try and blend age and experience representative of our community, our retail sector and our growing Naval community. We have also co-opted a youth forum to represent the youth of the town.

We meet formally once a month and all our meetings are open to the public. We are statutory consultees on Licensing and Planning applications. We monitor the infrastructure of the town to encourage good maintenance and upkeep, particularly on cleanliness, roads and pavements.

We support local groups and initiatives promoting woodlands and parks and actively participate in periodic beach cleans and maintenance of the shrub beds in the town centre in Colquhoun Square.

We continue to sponsor town seminars, conferences, exhibitions and festivals to promote town interests and tourism.

Looking to the future we have a major initiative running on a ‘Vision for Helensburgh’ which will provide a positive image of the town, capitalising on the waterfront area. It is making good progress and will provide a definitive plan for future years.

There are strong indications that central government is seeking to devolve more authority to local levels which may change the dynamic of community councils.

If you have any further questions around Helensburgh Community Council and it's role in the community have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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