What are community councils?

Community councils are recognised non-party-political groups of local people with an interest in their community. Their role is to represent the views and interests of people in their area. They are consulted on planning applications in their area and can pass their views to public authorities such as Scottish Borders Council, NHS Borders and the Scottish Government.

Councillors attend their local community council meetings, providing a good link between the community and Scottish Borders Council.

What is the community councils network?

Scottish Borders Community Councils Network provides training and networking to community councillors through quarterly meetings and an annual seminar, which all community council members are welcome (and indeed encouraged) to attend.
Upcoming meetings

Next meeting will be Wednesday 22nd March 2017 at 7pm. Meetings are held at Scottish Borders Council HQ in Newtown St Boswells.

Community councils online network

SBCCN runs an online forum open to all community council members in the Scottish Borders to share and seek advice on all matters relating to community councils, including governance, planning applications, community engagement and financial matters. Click here to connect.