Community Councils

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 facilitate 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 is scheduled to take place on Thursday 21 March, 2019.

Elections for those areas that don’t currently have a Community Council will also take place on the same day should residents submit a petition to re-establish one. Petitions have been received from Cairneyhill, Lochgelly and Strathkinness and therefore an election for each of those community councils will also take place on 21 March.

There are currently no active Community Councils in the following areas and, as yet, no petitions have been received:

  • Auchmuty & Woodside
  • Bennochy & Hayfield             
  • Blairhall                                  
  • Boarhills & Dunino                 
  • Carnbee & Arncroach                        
  • Carnock & Gowkhall             
  • Coaltown of Wemyss            
  • Collessie                                 
  • Crombie                                 
  • Glenwood                               
  • Headwell                                            
  • Izatt Avenue & Netherton                  
  • Kirkcaldy East                        
  • Kirkcaldy North                      
  • Largoward                  
  • Leven             
  • Methil                                                 
  • Methilhill         
  • Moonzie                                 
  • South Parks & Rimbleton
  • Templehall                             
  • West Wemyss                        
  • Windygates

 

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 Democratic Services, Fife Council, Fife House, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT by Friday 18 January, 2019 at the latest. A template petition is available here.

Please note that, if you are not currently registered to vote but wish to stand for election, or propose or second someone else to stand, then you need to register to vote by Thursday 10 January 2019. You can register to vote online at the Government Individual Electoral Registration website www.gov.uk/registertovote

 

2018

76 Community Councils received sufficient nominations to reform without a poll but two Community Councils, Kettle and St Monans, Abercrombie & District, received more nominations than there are vacancies. Postal ballots were held in these areas and the results were as follows:

Kettle

Candidate Name No. of votes cast
Coates, James 157
Donaldson, Kenneth 230
Donaldson, Susan Carol 208
Duncan, Isobel Brown 230
Grubb, William (Bill) 194
Morgan, Evelyn Mary Westwater 144
Murdoch, Gordon Andrew 189
Preston, Angela 110
Pullar, David Hain 264
Samson, Charles 267
Sinclair, Jacqui 135

The following people were duly elected to Kettle Community Council:

1 SAMSON, Charles 
2 PULLAR, David Hain 
3 DONALDSON, Kenneth 
3 DUNCAN, Isobel Brown 
5 DONALDSON, Susan Carol
6 GRUBB, William (Bill) 
7 MURDOCH, Gordon 
8 COATES, JamesAndrew
9 MORGAN, Evelyn Mary Westwater
10 SINCLAIR, Jacqui

Number of Ballot Papers Issued: 1117
Number of Ballot Paper Returned: 389
Number of Ballot Paper Rejected: 0
Percentage Vote: 34.83%

St Monans

Candidate Name No. of votes cast
Ashworth, Marjory Jean 256
Bell, Gordon Robert Hunter 112
Bland, Victor Raymond 177
Bridges, Stuart 157
Buchan, William 160
Collier, Stephen 140
Copland, Peter Murray 163
Hogsden, Christopher 125
Ironside, Helen 216
Mayes, Alexandra Porteous Lothian 115
Morris, William Wood 291
Riding, Philip 117
Salvage, Vicki 224
Syme, Morven 230

The following people were duly elected to St Monans Community Council:

1 MORRIS, William Wood 
2 ASHWORTH, Marjory Jean 
3 SYME, Morven 
4 SALVAGE, Vicki 
5 IRONSIDE, Helen 
6 BLAND, Victor Raymond
7 COPLAND, Peter Murray
8 BUCHAN, William
9 BRIDGES, Stuart
10 COLLIER, Stephen

Number of Ballot Papers Issued: 980
Number of Ballot Paper Returned: 391
Number of Ballot Paper Rejected: 4
Percentage Vote: 39.49%

 

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