Community Councils

Community Councils are made up of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. To find out what community council area you live in click here and enter your postcode - remember to check the 'community council' box.

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.

You can access a list of current Community Councils in Fife here.

If anyone is interested in re-estsablish 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.

 

Community Council Elections - 3 October 2019

 

Petitions to re-establish the following community councils have been received by Fife’s Depute Returning Officer (DRO). 
 

  • Auchmuty & Woodside
  • Blairhall
  • Coaltown of Wemyss
     

As a result, the DRO intends to hold a fresh round of elections on Thursday 3 October, should enough people come forward to stand as candidates.

If you would like to stand as a candidate, or propose or second someone to stand, you must already be registered to vote. You must also fill in the candidate nomination pack and return it to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Fife Council, Fife House, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT by 4pm on Thursday 5 September at the latest. 

View the notice of election

View the timetable

 

Election Results - March 2019

 

 

Community councils are elected every 4 years. The last community council elections took place on 4 October 2018 with the exception of St Andrews, which was due to go to election on Thursday 21 March, 2019. However, following nominations, it was able to reform without going to poll.

 

To re-establish community councils in those areas that didn't have one residents had to submit a petition by Friday 18 January, 2019. The petition had to be signed by 20 electors (people who are on the electoral register) from the community council area.

 

Following the close of nominations at 4 pm on Thursday 21 February, eight of the ten community Councils had sufficient nominations to re-establish.

 

In total, 84 valid nominations were received compared to 139 vacancies. The figure for the same community councils in 2014/5 was 40.

 

The list of community councils and breakdown of valid nominations received is as follows:

 

 

Community Council

Received

Minimum

Maximum

Current Status

Auchmuty & Woodside

1

8

15

Insufficient nominations

Boarhills & Dunino

4

4

8

Reform without poll

Cairneyhill

9

6

11

Reform without poll

Leven

12

9

18

Reform without poll

Lochgelly

11

8

16

Reform without poll

Methil

9

9

17

Reform without poll

Royal Burgh of St. Andrews

15

10

20

Reform without poll

South Parks & Rimbleton

1

7

13

Insufficient nominations

Strathkinness

10

5

10

Reform without poll

Windygates

12

6

11

Reform without poll

 


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