Privacy NoticeThis 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 organise 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 was due to go to election on Thursday 21 March, 2019. However, following nominations, it was able to reform without going to poll.
To re-establish community councils in those areas that didn't have one residents had to submit a petition by Friday 18 January, 2019. The petition had to be signed by 20 electors (people who are on the electoral register) from the community council area.
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|
The list of nominations received for each Community Council, including four invalid nominations, can be accessed from Related Publications below.
To find out what community council area you live in click here and enter your postcode - remember to check the 'community council' box.
There are currently no active Community Councils in the following areas:
Auchmuty & Woodside
Bennochy & Hayfield
Carnbee & Arncroach
Carnock & Gowkhall
Coaltown of Wemyss
Izatt Avenue & Netherton
South Parks & Rimbleton
Residents in the above areas can request that Fife Council call an election for that community council by submitting a petition signed by at least 20 electors in that area. A template petition can be found here.
Once a petition has been received, the Returning Officer will set a date for an election but the Community Council will only be re-established should sufficient electors be nominated to serve on it.
Contact Community Councils online