Dumfries and Galloway Council recognises the vital role that community councillors play and acknowledges the dedication, knowledge and expertise that they bring. There are 107 community council areas in Dumfries and Galloway, and usually around 90 community councils are operational at any time.
There are different ways to get involved in your local community council:
You can find your nearest community council and view contact details using the My Community Council database.
Community councillors are responsible for telling their local Area Framework team about changes to their contact details and the database is updated as soon as we are advised.
Following the disestablishment of some of our local Community Councils, a number of by-elections will take place in July and August 2016. The first step in the by-election process is for an Application for Re-Establishment of a Community Council form to be submitted to Dumfries and Galloway Council. This requires 20 signatures of people who live within the Community Council area and who are on the Electoral Register.
Community councils are governed by the Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway. This sets out how they should operate including, elections, membership rules and meeting arrangements. The Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Dumfries and Galloway was originally adopted in 1997. Since then various amendments have been agreed by Dumfries and Galloway Council and you can download the most up to date version of the Scheme below:
We have developed a page to support community councils and councillors in their day to day role, as well as answer some frequently asked questions.