Community Councils

Review of the Moray Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

The current Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils 2013-2017 (hereafter referred to as "the Scheme") was adopted by The Moray Council on 13 August 2013. Notice is hereby given that the Moray Council is currently reviewing the scheme.  Any interested person or body is welcome to make comments regarding the proposed scheme for 2017-2021. 

The first round of consultation is complete. During the second period of consultation comments are invited on the proposed amendments to the Scheme, together with associated documentation.For more information please see the second notice of review below.

During the first round of consultation which concluded on 19 December, the comments noted in the document below were submitted. All representations received during the course of the review will be published on the website after each public consultation period closes. 

Deadline for response to the consultation is Monday 6 March 2017.

What do Community Councils do?

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 contested elections. Any person 18 years or over and resident in the Community Council area, can be nominated to join their local Community Council.

Community Councils are regularly consulted by the local authority and public bodies on a wide range of issues which affect their area, such as planning, environment and health. All Community Council meetings are open to the public.

You can view a map showing all Community Councils in Moray (PDF), valid from 2013-2017, or select a Community Council from the menu to read more about it, including membership and minutes of meetings.

Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils

The Community Council Scheme provides a framework for the operation of Community Councils and contains information about Membership and eligibility, Code of Conduct, Standing Orders, Model Constitution and Area Descriptions. It is reviewed every four years prior to elections (see above).The next full elections for community councils will be October 2017.

Read the Moray Council Scheme for Community Councils 2013-2017 (PDF)  (36 pages, 310kb) (published 13/08/13).

For further information on the Scheme, Community Council Boundaries or area descriptions please email the Elections Office at

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 CPP 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 at the bottom of this page.

For information about the Community Council elections please contact the Elections Office on the elections help line on 01343 563334 or email

Contact Us

Community Council Liaison Officer

01343 563047

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