Community Councils Scheme and Boundary Review - phase 3

Closes 21 Aug 2024

Opened 10 Jul 2024


Community Councils are voluntary organisations set up by statute by the Local Authority to act on behalf of their areas. They are involved in a range of activities which promote and protect the well-being and identity of their communities; and help bring local people together to make things happen. They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities.

Edinburgh currently has 46 community council areas. All local authorities must provide a Scheme for Community Councils, which outlines their governance arrangements, which also includes details on boundaries for Community Council areas. The last review of the scheme was carried out in 2019.

As the city’s population increases, we need to review the scheme to make sure that our Community Councils are the right size to fairly represent our new and growing neighbourhoods.

Why your views matter

We have a statutory requirement to consult with affected stakeholders as part of the review. There are three phases to the consultation process. This is the third/final phase, where we want to hear your views on any proposed changes to the scheme and boundaries. These proposals are based on the initial feedback received during Phase 1 and Phase 2 and the decision made by Council at a Special Meeting on 27 June 2024.

Need a different language or format?

Please email the Interpretation and Translation Service at quoting reference 24-1053.

Give us your views


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Community planning