Welcome to East Kintyre Community Council (EKCC), your direct link to local people, Argyll & Bute Council and many other public bodies.

Our mission for you is broad and varied. Our remit includes the legal right to be consulted on planning applications and liquor licenses. We are also expected to act on issues we believe concern the interests of the community.  In all of this we must be objective and non-partisan, involving and consulting as broad a cross-section of the community as possible.  

For this purpose, we hold regular meetings and members of the public are actively encouraged to attend and add your voice to the discussions. These regular meetings are advertised in advance – stating the main topics (agenda) for discussion – with posts on local notice boards and on this website seven days before each event. Agendas and minutes can be obtained from the EKCC Secretary, at meetings or on this website.

We’re here to listen to your aspirations and hopes for East Kintyre, as well as any concerns you may have.  With this in mind, we help bridge the gap between you and Argyll & Bute Council officials and elected representatives. On your behalf, we also liaise with various bodies, voluntary organisations, MPs, MSPs and many others to help make your home a safe and pleasant place to live.

East Kintyre Community Council

The next meeting is on Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 7pm in Carradale Village Hall

EKCC Projects

Wellpark Wood

East Kintyre Community Council are currently working on a plan to develop the area known as Wellpark Wood. The area was previously used as a picnic area but has been neglected for some time.

EKCC are keen to work in partnership with the Primary school to develop the area in line with the Local Development plan in upgrading the space to an area which will be useable for all generations. To get the area to this we would like volunteers from the community to work together to develop this are. We would schedule dates for working parties. The working parties may be restricted to numbers allowed under the current Government guidance.

We feel that at this time in the current pandemic the project may help people who feel isolated and struggling with their mental health the opportunity to meet with others in a safe outdoor space.

We would appreciate your comments and ideas. Once completed we will post how our application for funding is progressing. If you would like to become involved then please Contact Shelagh Cameron, Trish Collins or Jennifer Conley.

We are currently seeking funding, however in the meantime the following photograph will show what it could look like:

Carradale Forest Group

The East Kintyre Community Council, Carradale Community Trust and Forestry Land Scotland have formed a new Carradale Forest Group*.  

One of the areas we are working on together is improving access to the entire Deer Hill area.  

We are really pleased to report that work will soon begin to connect the Grianan and Port na Storm car parks and provide a forest link for the Kintyre Way.  

So if you are in the area from 8 March, please be aware that there may be a bit of disruption until the link and upgrade is completed.  

*If you wish to be involved in the Carradale Forest Group, please get in touch with a member of East Kintyre Community Council.

East Kintyre Windfarm Trust

Fund set up with Argyll & Bute Council to receive community benefit payments from local wind farms.  This was designed to help community groups in these areas finance their projects through a system of grants.

Local Development Plan

EKCC have worked in conjunction with the community to develop a Local Development. 

Emergency Plan 

EKCC have produced an Emergency Plan should there ever be a major incident in East Kintyre.

Covid Support

For quick links and details of Community Support.

EKCC Boundary Map

 

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