Community Council Review

Review of Community Councils

The last review of Community Council governance was 2009 and since then significant changes at a national level have emerged, for example the Local Government Boundary Commission’s review of electoral wards and the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. Together these mean there is a need to formally review the Community Councils Scheme of Establishment and supporting documents. This is a good opportunity to support the Council's new place based approach to communities and to strengthen all Community Council's ability to represent their community. 

The areas which are being considered as part of the first consultation phase would cover:-

  • Community Council boundaries;
  • representation, including seeking ways to involve a wider age demographic;
  • improving communication between Community Councils and other community groups and organisations;
  • strengthening the Code of Conduct;
  • how any complaints about Community Councils are best addressed; and
  • resources and support to Community Councils. 

A Special Meeting of the Council held on 28 September 2017, agreed to a public consultation exercise to take this forward. A survey is the first part of this review, and will end on the 29th November 2017. Views will be fed into a report to identify themes and ideas for further investigation and exploration in the second phase of the review.


If you need this survey as a paper copy or in any other format, please contact us on 01786 233076 or email


You can also write to us at-
Community Councils Review,
Democratic Services, Stirling Council, Room 53, Old Viewforth, Stirling, FK8 2ET

or email in your comments.