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.
Elections for community councillors will take place in some areas of Dumfries and Galloway on Thursday 22 October.
A number of community council by-elections will take place during July and August:
Public notices advertising the by-elections will also appear in local newspapers:
Nomination are still open for the Loreburn Community Council by-election:
Completed forms should be sent to arrive no later than the closing date with the Returning Officer listed on the form.
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:
It was agreed at a meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council on 25 June that an amendment process would be undertaken to the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils.
The proposed amendments are based on specific areas for improvement.
Help us to improve the Scheme
Your Community Council has an opportunity to increase or decrease its maximum elected membership (see page 8 of the proposed amendments document).
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.