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Don't miss out on the first Local Partnership meetings

The new Local Partnerships are bringing communities to the fore as the launch in place of the old Local Area Committees (LACs).

The partnerships will see membership split evenly between elected members and community representatives as part of a drive to ensure community voices are heard on local issues.

Previously communities fell under five LACs, however the new partnerships will mirror the Community Council boundaries and move to a total of seven Local Partnerships.

A series of introductory events are underway which will outline exactly what the new partnerships are, how they will work and how local people can get involved.

The meetings will take place on:

-          Thursday 1 November: McKillop Institute, Lochwinnoch, 6.30pm -8.30pm

-          Monday 5 November: Tannahill Centre, Paisley, 10am-12pm

-          Tuesday 6 November: Paisley Town Hall, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

-          Wednesday 7 November: Johnstone Town Hall, 10am-12pm

-          Friday 9 November: Glenburn Community Centre, 10am - 12noon

Community members of all ages are invited to come along and join the new partnerships, with no previous experience of similar groups needed.

David Fowles, Lochwinnoch Community Council, said: "We were happy to be involved in the development of the new Local Partnerships and I'm looking forward to seeing the new direction of the meetings.

"It's extremely important that local people are involved in decision making at a local level and these new partnerships should open up some exciting opportunities for our communities."

The first full meetings of the new partnerships are set to begin in Renfrew on 13 November, with the other six partnerships following shortly after.

For more information on the Local Partnerships and a full set of meeting dates, visit the attached pages.

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