What a Community Council is.

A Community Council is a voluntary organisation set up by statute by the Local Authority and run by local residents to act on behalf of its area. As the most local tier of elected representation, Community Councils play an important role in local democracy. Community Councils are made up of people who care about their own communities and want to make their area a better place to live. Community Councillors represent local people, voice peoples’ views on important decisions which affect them and work with others to improve services. It is important that a range of people are part of a Community Council so different opinions and ideas are heard.

Your Community Council

There is provision for 42 Community Council within the Stirling Council area which are based on identifiable communities as far as possible. Elections for Community Councils take place approximately every four years (dependent on local elections) where people are nominated to stand as new Community Councillors. If there are more nominations than places on the Community Council, a postal ballot takes place. The next Community Council elections will take place in 2023.

Find out more about the Community Council in your area using in the drop-down on the Your Community page. Community Councils are always keen to hear from local people and want more people to get involved in their work and local projects that improve the area.

Governance

Community Councils are independent voluntary organisations set up the Local Authority and governed by a Scheme of Establishment.  The Scheme sets out guidance for the mutual exchange of information between the Council and each Community Council and provides guidance on other administrative matters.

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