Community Councils are voluntary organisations that act as a voice for their local area.
Community Councils 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 held in public and residents are encouraged to attend their local meeting.
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 Councils Map (PDF), Oct 2017- Sept 2021
Moray Community Council Map (PDF) - Oct 2021 - Sept 2024 (boundary change between CC 3 and 9)
Minutes and scheduled meetings of community councils can be found by selecting a link from the left hand menu.
Community Council Elections 2021
All community councils seats in Moray are subject to election which commenced 23 August, Candidate nomination forms are available from the elections web page along with other information at Community Council Elections 2021.
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.
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 2017-2021 (567kb, PDF) replaced on 4 October 2021
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.
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.
- More information about Community Councils is available from the Community Council Liaison Officer using the contact details below.
- For information about Community Council elections please contact the Elections Office on the elections helpline on 01343 563334 or email email@example.com
- List of Community Council Chairs & Secretaries (PDF)
Community Council Liaison Officer