Community councils were first established in law in 1974 and reinforced in 1994.
They are the most local community-based tier of elected representation.
Their role is to ascertain in an active way the views of their communities in terms of local issues, needs and wishes and to convey those views to Falkirk Council. Community councils should always act in a non-political and non-sectarian manner.
They are consulted on planning and licensing applications affecting their area. They hold their meetings in public and call special meetings in order to ascertain the views of their community on major issues. They are also sent a wide range of consultative documents from the Council and other bodies.
Following the recent Community Council elections the following Community Councils have been formed;
The first meetings of these Community Councils must take place within 21 days of the date of the election i.e. before 21 November 2013. A list of the dates and venues of meetings can be found here (PDF, 120KB).
Community councils are elected (either opposed or unopposed) with the balance (approximately one third) coming from nominees from local organisations. This is to try and ensure as wide a cross-section of community representatives as possible.
Elections are held every four years. The next election is in October 2017.
The following documents are available to download:
For further information please contact the Community Council Liaison Officer, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS on 01324 506110 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.