Community Councils

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

Fife Council uses the personal information provided by you in connection with your community council in order to maintain a database of community council contacts for public and Council use.

We have statutory functions to assist community councils in terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The personal information we gather and use includes name and contact details of community councillors.

We make contacts (generally Secretary and Chair) publicly available.

We receive information about you from the Returning Officer at community council elections, and from the community council itself.

In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory functions and assist community councils, as well as administering the Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils in Fife.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at fifedirect.org.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: dataprotection@fife.gov.uk.

Community Councils are made up of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. You can access a list of current Community Councils in Fife here.

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 elected every 4 years. The last community council elections took place on 4 October 2018 with the exception of St Andrews, which will take place on Thursday 21 March, 2019.

Elections for some areas that don’t currently have a Community Council will also take place on the same day.

To re-establish a community council 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.

The areas where petitions were received from, and that will go to an election on Thursday 21 March, are:

  • Auchmuty & Woodside

  • Boarhills & Dunino

  • Cairneyhill

  • Leven

  • Lochgelly

  • Methil

  • South Parks & Rimbleton

  • Strathkinness

  • Windygates


Please note that if you’re eligible and would like to vote in the above elections, then you need to register to vote by Thursday 7 February 2019. You can register to vote online at the Government Individual Electoral Registration website www.gov.uk/registertovote

To find out what community council area you live in click here and enter your postcode - remember to check the 'community council' box.

There are currently no active Community Councils in the following areas:

  • Bennochy & Hayfield             

  • Blairhall                                                 

  • Carnbee & Arncroach                        

  • Carnock & Gowkhall             

  • Coaltown of Wemyss            

  • Collessie                                 

  • Crombie                                 

  • Glenwood                               

  • Headwell                                            

  • Izatt Avenue & Netherton                  

  • Kirkcaldy East                        

  • Kirkcaldy North                      

  • Largoward                                                                            

  • Methilhill         

  • Moonzie                                 

  • Templehall                             

  • West Wemyss


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