Community Councils

What is a Community Council?

A Community Council is a voluntary organisation set up by statute by the Local Authority and run by local residents to act on behalf of its area. As the most local tier of elected representation, Community Councils play an important role in local democracy.

Community Councils are made up of people who care about their own communities and want to make their area a better place to live. Community Councillors represent local people, voice peoples’ views on important decisions which affect them and work with others to improve services.  

It is important that a range of people are part of a Community Council so different opinions and ideas are heard. Every four years people are asked to come forward as new Community Councillors. Anyone over 16 can take part.

Community Council Elections - October 2018

Your community council

There are 42 Community Council areas within the Stirling Council boundary. Note:some boundaries have changed following the Review of Community Councils.

Community Council Boundary map

Find out more about the Community Council in your area using in the dropdown on the Your Community Council page. Community Councils are always keen to hear from local people, and want more people to get involved in their work and local projects that improve the area. 


Community Councils are independent voluntary organisations set up the Local Authority and governed by a Scheme of Establishment.  The Scheme sets out guidance for the mutual exchange of information between the Council and each Community Council and provides guidance on other administrative matters. 

Recently the Council has been carrying out a review of all governance documents which have now been revised.

For further information on Community Councils phone 01786 233076 or by e-mail  

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