Community councils are made up of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. You can find out which community council area you live at www.communitycouncils.scot.
As well as representing the community, community councils organise activities which promote their communities and bring local people together to help make things happen. For more information click here.
Community councils are normally elected once every four years. The last community council elections took place on 4 October 2018.
Any community councils which are established after the regular four yearly round of elections will only run until the date of the next round of elections. All members will need to stand for re-election if they wish to continue as a community councillor.
You can access a list of current community councils in Fife here.
If anyone is interested in re-establishing one of the inactive community councils you will need to organise a petition and get it signed by 20 electors (people who are on the electoral register) from the community council area. A template petition is available here.
- (1) Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Fife
- (2) Community Council Notice of Election - October 2019
- (3) Community Council election timetable - October 2019
- (4) Community Council candidate nomination pack - October 2019
- Auchmuty & Woodside - statement of persons nominated
- Blairhall - statement of persons nominated
- Coaltown of Wemyss - statement of persons nominated
- Community Council Election Rules - Approved with effect from 1 July 2018
- Community Council petition template
- Community Councils Frequently Asked Questions
- Declaration of Acceptance of Office - Form
- Financial Guidelines
- Good Practice Agreement
- Information Booklet for Community Councils
- List of Secretaries & Chairs for Community Councils - Central 04.06.19
- List of Secretaries & Chairs for Community Councils - East 18.04.19
- List of Secretaries & Chairs for Community Councils - West 03.10.19
- Model Standing Orders 2006
- National Standards for Community Engagement
- Retention guidelines
- Summary of Insurance Cover
- Top 10 Tasks for Community Councils