Community Councils are made up of local people who give time to, and have a genuine
interest, in the wellbeing of their community. They consult the local community
on all issues affecting them and tell us, and other public bodies, the views of
local people. Community Councils are consulted on licensing and planning applications
within their area.
There are currently 17 active Community Councils in the Falkirk Council area out
of a possible 23. Each active Community Council must meet in public at least nine
times a year.
Their main role is to represent the views of their community. Most Community Councils
also involve themselves in a wide range of local activities - such as fundraising
and running community events.
The most recent Community Council elections were held in October 2013. The next
Community Council elections will take place in October 2017.
Community Council Forum
The Community Council Forum consists of the convenors of all of the active Community
Councils in the area. It meets four times a year to discuss common issues on the
running of Community Councils, such as claiming grants, using new media, etc in
order to improve the representation of the Falkirk Council area’s communities.