Community Councils

Statutory Consultation of the Scheme for Community Councils and their boundaries

At a Special Meeting on 8 February 2024, Council agreed to begin Phase 2 of the consultation and review of the Scheme for Community Councils and their Boundaries.  Phase 2 of the public consultation will commence on 19 February 2024.

We have a statutory requirement to consult with affected stakeholders as part of the review on changes to the Scheme for Community Councils and their Boundaries in Edinburgh.   We want to hear your views on how Edinburgh’s scheme can be improved to best represent and support your community.

Phases of the public consultation

There are three phases to the public consultation process.

Phase 1 sought initial thoughts and views on the existing Scheme for Community Councils and their Boundaries and completed on 8 December 2023.

Phase 2 will commence on 19 February 2024 and will be seeking views on the proposed changes to the Scheme for Community Councils and their Boundaries.  Phase 2 closes on Friday 12 April 2024.

Phase 3 will give the opportunity to make any last comments before the final scheme is adopted.

Please note that the consultation timescales are indicative and subject to change and a Public Notice of the period of the statutory consultation has been posted.

How to provide feedback during the public consultation

Drop in sessions (in person or virtual)

The drop-in sessions commence on 19 February 2024 and aim to give interested parties an opportunity to provide feedback on the proposals directly to an Officer.

Download the locations and times of all the Phase 2 drop-in sessions.

Other ways to provide feedback

You can also submit feedback directly to us by the routes detailed below;

If you have an accessibility need and would like help to provide feedback please email the Governance Team at community.councils@edinburgh.gov.uk or call 0131 529 4494.

Consultation Hub survey

View the Community Council Scheme and Boundary review 2023 Phase 2 survey on the Consulation Hub.