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.
(updated 20 Sept 2017)
Community Council Elections 2017
Community Council elections for all 20 community council areas in Moray will be held from 21 August-October 2017. An election timetable is available (14kb, PDF) which highlights key dates. The nomination period is open from Tuesday 22 August to 4pm on Thursday 28 September 2017. More information about the election can be found here.
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 (see above).
- Moray Council Scheme for Community Councils 2013-2017 (310kb, PDF) (published 13/08/2013)
- Moray Council Scheme for Community Councils 2017-2021 (567kb, PDF) (comes into force on 2 October 2017)
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 email@example.com
- List of Community Council Chairs & Secretaries (current until end of Sept 2017)
Community Council Liaison Officer