Community Council Review

Review of Community Councils

Stirling Council’s current Scheme for the Establishment for Community Councils was agreed in 2009 and since then changes at a national level, for example the Community Empowerment Act (2015) and locally, such as Stirling Council’s commitment to Place Based working, has meant that it is opportune to strengthen Community Councils ability to represent their communities.

At a Special Council Meeting on 28 September 2017, Stirling Council agreed to commence a consultation to review Stirling Council’s Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils, Constitution, Standing Orders and Code of Conduct.

Following the Council decision in September 2017, an 8-week public consultation exercise commenced on 4 October.   At the closing date, 400 responses had been received. 

An overview of findings - Community Council Review Survey Report

On 25 November 2017, a Community Council Conference was held, this provided Community Councillors the opportunity to progress the conversation around the Scheme and its related documents. 

An overview of the findings - Community Council Conference Report

Officers examined the results from the consultation exercise and have prepared revised drafts of the Scheme for the Establishment, the Constitution, Standing Orders and the Code of Conduct.  Responses to the consultation also included a number of suggestions to change some Community Council boundaries.

Further consultation

The purpose of this second 8 week consultation is to consider and provide feedback on the changes to the revised draft governing documents. The consultation will close on Wednesday 16 May 2018. 

Please note that we are consulting on changes that have an effect on the governance of Community Councils.  Other changes have been made to how the documents read, these have no effect on Governance and are not part of the consultation.

Proposed Boundary changes -

 The results of this second consultation phase will be presented at a Special Meeting of Stirling Council on 28 June 2018. Elected Members will be asked to agree a final draft amended Scheme. This final draft will be subject to a final 4-week consultation before being bought back for Council approval in August/September 2018. Community Council elections will follow in October/November 2018. 

If you need further information please contact us on 01786 233076 or email