Community councils

The Community Council Model Scheme of Establishment and associated documents, first published in 2009, have been updated to ensure they were fit for purpose. This was a critical piece of work required to reflect the changes in legislation, national policy, and take into account developments in digital engagement and communications since 2009.

During 2022, a Short Life Working Group was established which included Scottish Government, the Improvement Service, COSLA, Community Council Liaison Officers and the Scottish Community Development Centre. The five documents being reviewed were the: Model Scheme of Establishment; Model Constitution; Standing Orders; Code of Conduct; and the Good Practice Guidance. 

Please see the new and updated Community Council documents for more information.

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