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.
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 Council Elections - 3 October 2019
Fife’s Depute Returning Officer intends to hold a fresh round of elections on Thursday 3 October for those areas that don’t currently have a Community Council, should residents submit a petition to re-establish one and enough people come forward to stand as candidates.
Petitions have already been received from Blairhall and Coaltown of Wemyss. However, there are currently no active Community Councils in the following areas:
|Community Council||Area Committee||Main ward number|
|Auchmuty & Woodside||Glenrothes||15|
|Bennochy & Hayfield||Kirkcaldy||11|
|Carnbee & Arncroach||North East Fife||19|
|Carnock & Gowkhall||South West Fife||1|
|Collessie||North East Fife||16|
|Crombie||South West Fife||5|
|Headwell||City of Dunfermline||2|
|Izatt Avenue & Netherton||City of Dunfermline||3|
|Largoward||North East Fife||19|
|Moonzie||North East Fife||16|
|South Parks & Rimbleton||Glenrothes||13|
If anyone is interested in re-establishing any of these Community Councils, they 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.
The petition should be submitted to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services, Fife Council, Fife House, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT by Monday 12 August 2019 at the latest. A template petition is available to download from here.
Please note that, if you are not currently registered to vote but wish to stand for election, propose or second someone else to stand and vote in any potential elections, then you need to register to vote by 4pm Friday 9 August 2019.
You can register to vote online at the Government Individual Electoral Registration website: www.gov.uk/registertovote
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|
The list of nominations received for each Community Council, including four invalid nominations, can be accessed from Related Publications below.
Contact Community Councils online