Established in 1991 by Belcarra Community Co-Op Society Ltd, Belcarra Community Council works to promote the welfare of all persons permanently residing in the Belcarra area. The aim is to promote the social, cultural & economic development of the community and the utilisation of all the resources of the community.
In 2001 Belcarra Community Council established the Belcarra Community Lotto which has financially supported the development of the Community Centre, Riverside Walks, Tidy Towns Projects, Rural Social Scheme, Various Community Groups and currently the development of Belcarra Sports Centre.
The Council makes representation to Mayo County Council and elected representatives for improvements to roads, footpaths and public areas. In addition the Community Council oversees the maintenance & enhancement of the local graveyards of Elmhall & Guesdian.
The Council consists of voluntary representatives from townlands in the wider Belcarra Area and various community groups.
Belcarra Community Council are responsible for the following projects:
Belcarra Community Lotto
Graveyard maintenance (Elmhall & Guisdian), including mapping of both cemeteries
Riverside walk from the village to the Eviction Cottage
Sponsors and co-ordinators of Rural Social Scheme for community development
Promotion of village improvements and surrounding Townland i.e. footpaths, roads, signage and all amenities
Advocates of local groups and individuals within the community events
Lobbied for a Recycling bottle bank in the Community
Developed a walk way around the church field
Implementation of Belcarra Area Community Futures Action Plan 2012 - 2017
Monthly meetings held first Tuesday night of every month. New members would be appreciated.