What is a Community Council?

Community Councils are created by national legislation and administered by local authorities.  There are over 40 CCs in Edinburgh.  We act on behalf of local people to represent their views and promote our community.  Our members are elected by residents or nominated by local organisations.  

We are non-party-political.  Our local political representatives (Ward Councillors, MP, MSPs and MEP) are ex-officio members.  They have no vote on the CC but we rely a lot on their help and advice.

Learn more about Community Councils