Community Councils are made up of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live.
As well as representing the community, Community Councils facilitate activities which promote their communities and bring local people together to help make things happen.
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Community councils are elected every 4 years.
The next Community Council elections in Fife are scheduled to take place on Thursday, 4 October 2018.
Click for the Notice of Election.
Standing as a candidate in the 2018 elections
Anyone interested in standing as a candidate for their local Community Council (including proposers and seconders) had to be registered to vote by 10 August, 2018. You can register to vote throughout the year at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
To stand as a community councillor you must:
- be 16 or over,
- be on the electoral register at an address in the area of the community council area you want to stand in,
- be resident in the community council area you want to stand in, and;
- must not be an elected member of Fife Council.
To check which Community Council area you are in click here Check the green community council box in the top right hand corner of the map and uncheck the 'ward' box. Once you've done this, type your address in the search box. The map will zoom into your address and underneath the box, with your address in it, it will tell you what Community Council area you live in.
Candidate Nomination Packs are available to download here.
Completed nomination papers must be lodged with the Returning Officer at Fife Council, Democratic Services, 3rd Floor, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes KY7 5LT on any day Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm from Friday 17th August 2018 but not later than 4.00 pm on Thursday 6th September 2018. It is recommended that nomination papers are lodged in advance of this date.
The list of Community Councils going to a vote will be available here on Friday 14 September.
A vote is held when there are more candidates wishing to stand than there are places available. This means that in some areas there will be a vote as there will be more people wanting to stand than places available on the community council. In others there won't be a vote, as there will either be the exact number of people as there are places, or minimum number of people required, to form the community council.
The last Community Council elections took place on Thursday, 13 November 2014.
You can access a list of current Community Councils here.
Contact Community Councils online