Community councils

Community council elections

If you wish to become a community councillor you must be:

  • a resident of the community council area
  • on the Electoral Register

Then you need to stand for election in a community council election. Becoming a temporary member to work on a specific project or to fill a vacancy may also be an option.


Each community council must hold an election at least once every four years, giving new members the opportunity to join. Your local community council will be able to give you information about when their elections are held.

All community councils welcome local residents to get involved.

Current community council elections

Download nomination forms for community council elections (if there are no forms to download, there are no elections currently taking place).

Attending meetings

Each community council decides how often it meets and this varies from monthly to four times a year.

All meetings are open to the public and are advertised locally.

Find your local community council

Community council liaison

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells

Telephone: 01835 825005