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Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

Fife Council uses the personal information provided by you in connection with your community council in order to maintain a database of community council contacts for public and Council use.

We have statutory functions to assist community councils in terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

The personal information we gather and use includes name and contact details of community councillors.

We make contacts (generally Secretary and Chair) publicly available.

We receive information about you from the Returning Officer at community council elections, and from the community council itself.

In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory functions and assist community councils, as well as administering the Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils in Fife.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at fifedirect.org.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: dataprotection@fife.gov.uk.

Community Councils are made up of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. To find out what community council area you live in click here and enter your postcode - remember to check the 'community council' box.

As well as representing the community, Community Councils organise activities which promote their communities and bring local people together to help make things happen. For more information click here.

Community councils are normally elected once every four years. The last community council elections took place on 4 October 2018. 

Any community councils which are established after the regular four yearly round of elections will only run until the date of the next round of elections. All members will need to stand for re-election if they wish to continue as a community councillor.

You can access a list of current Community Councils in Fife here.

If anyone is interested in re-estsablish one of the inactive Community Councils you 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. A template petition is available here.

 

Elections Results - October 2019

 

A fresh round of elections were due to take place on Thursday 3 October 2019 after Fife Council received petitions to reform the community councils in:
 

  • Auchmuty & Woodside
  • Blairhall
  • Coaltown of Wemyss 
     

Following the close of nominations at 4 pm on Thursday 5 September 2019, two of the three community Councils had enough nominations to reform without going to poll.

In total, 13 valid nominations were received compared to 31 vacancies.

The list of community councils and breakdown of valid nominations received is as follows:

 

Community Council Received Minimum Maximum Current Status
Auchmuty & Woodside 3 8 15 Insufficient nominations
Blairhall 4 4 8 Reform without poll
Coaltown of Wemyss 6 6 8 Reform without poll

 

 

Election Results - March 2019

 

Following the close of nominations at 4 pm on Thursday 21 February, eight of the ten community Councils had sufficient nominations to re-establish.

 

In total, 84 valid nominations were received compared to 139 vacancies. The figure for the same community councils in 2014/5 was 40.

 

The list of community councils and breakdown of valid nominations received is as follows:

 

 

Community Council

Received

Minimum

Maximum

Current Status

Auchmuty & Woodside

1

8

15

Insufficient nominations

Boarhills & Dunino

4

4

8

Reform without poll

Cairneyhill

9

6

11

Reform without poll

Leven

12

9

18

Reform without poll

Lochgelly

11

8

16

Reform without poll

Methil

9

9

17

Reform without poll

Royal Burgh of St. Andrews

15

10

20

Reform without poll

South Parks & Rimbleton

1

7

13

Insufficient nominations

Strathkinness

10

5

10

Reform without poll

Windygates

12

6

11

Reform without poll

 


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