Community Councils

Representing local people

Community Councils are groups of people who care about their community and want to make their area a better place to live. They 
  • have an important role in local democracy
  • represent the views of local people on Neighbourhood Partnerships and convey these views to the Council and other organisations.

Councils are governed by the Scheme for Community Councils.

Download part of the information for Community Councillors (PDFs)

Find your local Community Council

Ways to get involved

  • Become a Community Council member
  • Attend your Community Council's regular public meetings
  • Email your local Community Council or visit Community Council website, developed by Improvement Service, as part of the Scottish Government's work, in collaboration with COSLA, to enhance the role of Community Councils.

Find out which community council corresponds with you, by using the City of Edinburgh Council Atlas

The Neighbourhood Partnership website lets you find out about their role and which partnership you live in.

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