Community Councils are made up of local people who give time to, and have a genuine
interest, in the wellbeing of their community. They consult the local community
on all issues affecting them and tell us, and other public bodies, the views of
local people. Community Councils are consulted on licensing and planning applications within their area.
There are currently 15 active Community Councils in the Falkirk Council area out
of a possible 23. Each active Community Council must meet in public at least 9
times a year.
Their main role is to represent the views of their community. Most Community Councils also involve themselves in a wide range of local activities - such as fundraising and running community events.
The most recent Community Council elections were held in November and December 2017. The next Community Council elections will take place in 2021. Elections are held for all community councils every 4 years.
Community Council Forum
The Community Council Forum consists of the convenors of all of the active Community Councils in the area. It meets four times a year to discuss common issues on the running of Community Councils, such as claiming grants, using new media, etc in order to improve the representation of the Falkirk Council area’s communities.