Community Councils should aim to represent all people in the area without prejudice: they are non-party political and non-sectarian. They must call for nominations publicly and hold elections. Any person 16 years or over and resident in the Community Council area, can be elected or co-opted to their local Community Council.
Community Councils are consulted by the local authority and public bodies on a range of issues which affect their area, such as planning, environment and health.Community Council meetings are open to the public.
You can view a map showing all Community Councils in Moray (PDF), valid from 2017-2021, or select a Community Council from the menu to read more about it, including membership and minutes of meetings.
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 our the number, membership, coverage and extent of Moray's 20 Community Councils and sets out their role, responsibility. and operation. The first stage of the public consultation is open until Thursday 19 November and invites comments from the public on the current arrangements. 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.
Community Safety Reports
A new format of reporting has been agreed between Police Scotland, the Moray Forum and the Joint Community Councils. The new style report, which replaces the previous individual reports from Police Scotland for each area, will involve 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- List of Community Council Chairs & Secretaries (PDF)
Community Council Liaison Officer