Community Council elections
Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils
Community Councils are voluntary organisations that express the views and concerns of local people within their area. These can be across a wide range of issues from new buildings and roads, to local services and facilities.
We are responsible for the running the Community Council elections and Members are elected every four years to represent the Community council area.
Following the close of nominations on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, the withdrawal period for persons seeking election to the Community Councils, and the outcome following nominations:
- 16 Community Councils received more nominations than their maximum membership, which meant that an election took place on Wednesday, 4 December 2019.
- 124 Community Councils attracted more than half the maximum membership, allowing them to form from 12noon on Friday, 1 November 2019.
- 16 Community Councils did not establish as they failed to attract half the maximum membership.
Following the close of nominations at 12noon on Wednesday 26 February 2020, the outcome is as follows: -
- 2 Community Councils received more nominations than their maximum membership, which means that a postal ballot will now be held.
Ballot papers will be posted out on Wednesday, 11 March 2020 and must be returned no later than 12noon on Thursday, 26 March 2020.
- 8 Community Councils attracted more than half the maximum membership, allowing them to form from 12noon on Friday, 28 February 2020.
- 6 Community Councils failed to attract half the maximum membership and so they did not establish.
The notice of election for the next round of Interim elections will be published here on Monday, 17 August 2020 - the timetable is availabe for information