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, 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 means that a postal ballot will now take place. (Ballot papers will be posted out on Friday, 15 November and must be returned by 12noon 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. (The next opportunity for nominations to be made to those Community Councils will be confirmed at a later date).
If there are less candidates than seats, then no election is to be held and if the membership of the community council falls to less than half, then the Community Council shall not operate until there are enough members.