What do Community Councils do?

The main role of community councils is to represent their local area, to consult with local residents and pass their views on to public sector organisations such as Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders. They have a responsibility to consult with communities about how local services are delivered and inform them of any changes to services or any issues that may affect their local area.

Community councils are encouraged to engage and to be visible with their community, via websites, social media pages and use of public notice boards. Elected Scottish Borders councillors attend their local community council meetings, providing a good link between the council and the community.

Each community council is a member of the Scottish Borders Community Councils' Network (SBCCN) which organises an annual conference, seminars to discuss areas of concern and training.

All Community Councillors agree to comply with Scottish Borders Council's

Code of Conduct for Community Councillors.