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The role of a Community Council

Community councils are the most local tier of statutory
representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local
authorities and communities, and help to make public bodies
aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they
represent.
There are around 1,200 active community councils in Scotland,
including the 7 in Inverclyde.
Local authorities have statutory oversight of community councils
and are required by statute to consult community councils about
planning applications and licencing matters.
A community council is made of of residents from the area they
represent and are elected every 4 years. They are made up of
volunteers and are independent from any Local Government Dept.
© LBBCC
LBBCC

About LBBCC

The role of a Community

Council

Community councils are the most local tier of statutory
representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between
local authorities and communities, and help to make
public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the
communities they represent.
There are around 1,200 active community councils in
Scotland, including the 7 in Inverclyde.
Local authorities have statutory oversight of community
councils and are required by statute to consult community
councils about planning applications and licencing
matters.
A community council is made of of residents from the
area they represent and are elected every 4 years. They
are made up of volunteers and are independent from any
Local Government Dept.