When people come together, they can achieve a lot and in a small community like ours that can make a huge difference.

Enterprise, Initiative and Self Help is NYDC's motto and we have a long history of working together to make North Yell a great place to live and work.

Become a director

The North Yell Development Council’s board of directors consists of 12 members.

Chair Person- Mark Lawson

Vice Chair- Robbie Coutts

Secretary/Treasurer- Andrew Nisbet

Directors are required to resign every 4 years at an AGM and can be reelected at that time. If you are interested in becoming a director for NYDC then you should submit your interest at the AGM.


There are many opportunities to volunteer for North Yell Development council. If you would like to be included on our volunteer list then you can register your interest here.

Become a member

As a member, in accordance with our Articles of Association, you will also be entitled to vote at the AGM and have a say in what the charity does. It's up to you how active a member you become but we hope that we can inspire you to get involved as a volunteer every now and then, contributing your skills and experience to a project or how we run the charity.

North Yell Development Council (NYDC) is a community development company for the North Yell area. It has charitable status and is committed to work for the benefit of the community.

Membership is FREE

The North Yell community we serve live within these postcodes:
ZE2 9DQ, ZE2 9DG, ZE2 9DF, ZE2 9DE, ZE2 9DD, ZE2 9BZ and ZE2 9BB

Our charitable objectives are:

  • to relieve poverty and unemployment among the residents of North Yell
  • to advance education among the residents of the North Yell, particularly among young people and the unemployed;
  • to promote and/or provide training in skills of all kinds, particularly such skills as will assist residents of North Yell in obtaining paid employment;
  • to promote, establish and operate other schemes of a charitable nature for the benefit of the community;
  • to advance community development, which will include the promotion and development of trade and industry in North Yell

If you support our objectives and would like to become a member please complete the short form below.