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. 

Community council elections 2019

The deadline for nominations to election to the 45 active Community Councils in the City of Edinburgh was 4pm on 30 September 2019.  

Following review by Returning Officers and the Election Team, 44 of these Community Councils will be established.  

One of the Community Councils - Wester Hailes - will not be established as there were too few valid nominations received by the Returning Officer. 

For one of the Community Councils, Queensferry and District, there were more nominations received than there are vacancies on the council.  As a result a poll was held to choose the 9 successful candidates.  

Download election results 

Community council information

Download documentation and information for community councillors (PDFs)

Find your local community council

Community council contacts and meeting times

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 your community council corresponds by using the City of Edinburgh Council Atlas


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