Local councils are responsible for areas, including.
Councils lead the community planning process in each of the 11 council areas. The plans identify the long-term priorities for improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of each district and the people who live there.
Councils play a vital role in supporting local economies and driving growth, for example by:
There are lots of ways you can get involved with your local council, respond to council consultations, take part in council events, talks and workshops or attend some council meetings. To find out more please visit your local council website or speak to your local councillor.