Community Councils

Getting involved

Community councils hold regular public meetings which are open to the public and advertised locally. These meetings are an opportunity for communities to get involved by asking questions and making comments.

Community council elections are held every 4 years, the requirements for becoming a member of a community council are:

  • Over the age of 16;
  • Live within the specified boundary;
  • On the electoral register for that area.

You can become a community councillor by nominating yourself during an election period. The election will only be held if the number of nominees is greater than the number of members allowed on the community council. See the Scheme of Establishment for the maximum number of members for each community council. 

More information about elections can be found at community council elections.  

There may also be opportunities to become a co-opted (nominated) member by contacting your local community council.

Information can be requested from your local Ward Manager or by contacting the Councils Service Centre on 01349 886657.