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.
To find your nearest Community Council view details on 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.
There are different ways to get involved in your local Community Council:
To find out about Community Councils near you, and how to contact them, use the My Community Council database.
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:
A number of Community Council by-elections will take place during March and public notices advertising them will appear in the local newspapers:
Nomination forms for each by-election are available to download:
Completed nomination forms should be sent to the Returning Officer (whose contact details are on each form) to arrive no later than the closing date.
We have developed a page to support Community Councils in their day to day role, as well as answer some frequently asked questions.