What is a Community Council?

scottish_armsCommunity councils are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland, bridging the gap between the local council and the community. They are there to help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent.

Their primary purpose is to ascertain and express the views of the community to the local authority and other public bodies.

Many community councils also involve themselves in a wide range of other activities including fundraising, organising community events, undertaking environmental and educational projects and much more.

Dunbar Community Council is an active player in community matters, promoting and often funding, if in a small way community projects, commenting on public consultations and representing your views to the local authority. DCC contributes to making your community a better place to live, work and play in.