Community councils are
groups of local people who care about their community and want to
make their area a better place to live. There are 41 community
councils in Edinburgh. You can find out more about your
community council from the drop down list.
Each community council has a representative on the Neighbourhood
Partnership for its area. Community councils act to ensure that
local people can have a say in the way services are delivered
by seeking and expressing the views of the
community. This video explains
the role of community councils.
Community Council Support and Development
Three sessions have now been held as part of the Community
Council Support and Development Programme. These include
Neighbourhood Partnerships and Community Engagement. Further
information and resources from the events can be found here.
Community Council Induction
In January and March 2014, two induction sessions were held in
the City Chambers for community council members. A range of topics
were discussed and you can view all the presentations and find
further information here.
Watch the video
clip and read the Community Council
Scheme to find out more information about getting involved
in your Community Council.
Further resources and support available to Community Councils
Council Guidance notes which have been developed to
support the Scheme.
libraries can be used to promote and support community councils and
information is available to read
opportunities that can be accessed through the City's
Community Funding Support Programme.
The Edinburgh Association of Community Councils (EACC)
provides a forum for community councils in Edinburgh to get
information can also be viewed on the Council website.
information about Community Councils and the Planning
system, please visit the Council
As part of the
Scottish Government's work in collaboration with COSLA to enhance
the role of Community Councils, the Improvement Service has
developed a Community Council website.
If you have any further questions, you can contact:
Tel: 0131 469 3870