Community Councils

Community Councils are voluntary organisations that act as a voice for their local area. They meet regularly to discuss issues affecting their area, including planning and licensing applications and are consulted regularly by the local authority on a range of matters. All meetings are public and residents are encouraged to participate their local meeting. Current pandemic restrictions may mean that they are held virtually but are public can join these meetings online.

Every local community can request their local authority to establish a Community Council in their area and in Moray elections are held every four years for existing community councils. Any person 16 years or over and resident in the Community Council area, can be elected or co-opted to their local Community Council.

Moray Community Council Map (PDF) - Oct 2021 - Sept 2025

Minutes and scheduled meetings of community councils can be found by selecting a link from the left hand menu.

(updated 16/12/2021)

Community Council Elections - December 2021

This election has now concluded and the results of the postal ballot held in the Dyke Landward Community Council area are available. Results can be found at Community Council Election.

Review of the Moray Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils

Periodically the council review the Moray Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils, this documents sets out the number, membership, coverage and extent of Moray's 20 Community Councils and sets out their role, responsibility and operation. This review and consultations have been completed, and the revised Scheme for 2021 - 2025 has been approved. Please see more information about the review here.

Meetings of Community Councils during pandemic restrictions

Community Councils in Moray are holding their public meetings remotely via video conferencing during the pandemic restrictions. Please contact the community council directly using the details found on their individual web page (listed to the left). The secretary will then be able to provide you with the joining instructions for their meetings.

Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils

The Community Council Scheme provides a framework for the operation of Community Councils and contains information about membership and eligibility, member's code of conduct, Standing Orders, constitution and area descriptions. It is reviewed every four years prior to elections.

Moray Council Scheme for Community Councils 2021- 2025 (965kB, PDF) comes into force on 4 October 2021

Community Safety Reports

A new format of reporting has been agreed between Police Scotland, the Moray Forum and the Joint Community Councils. The report, which replaces the previous individual reports from Police Scotland for each area, involves input from various members of the Community Planning Partnership (CPP).

The CSP report (PDF) has news and information from various agencies including updates from Police Scotland.

Please direct any queries or feedback to the Community Council Liaison Officer.

Contact

Please note that due to the pandemic staff are still working at home and council offices are closed, so it may take slightly longer to respond to queries. Please bear with us at this time.

Contact Us

Community Council Liaison Officer

07890 275547

communitycouncil@moray.gov.uk

Rate this Page