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The Community Council comprises 20 elected members, who must be residents of St Andrews; three elected members of the Students’ Association; a variable number of nominated and co-opted members who are advisory (non-voting); plus the four Fife councillors for St Andrews (ex officio and non-voting); all representing a resident population of 15,000 people, and a student community of over 7,000 people.

There is a formal meeting once a month, usually on the first Monday evening at 7 pm, in the Burgh Chambers of the Town Hall. The monthly agendas and the previous meeting’s minutes are posted on the web just before each meeting.

“… the general purpose of a community council shall be to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community which it represents, in relation to matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable.”
— Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973


Read the Community Council's objection to the Pipeland site.
Community Council Coffee Morning in the Town Hall, 9.30 - 11.30 am, Saturday 12th April.
Further information relating to the planning application to build the new Madras College at Pipeland was submitted by the applicant on Jan 6. The Community Council has, however, maintained its objection to the use of this site.
Read the Pipeland Planning Application Edition of the Community Council's Newsletter.
Enter the Grand Putting Competition over the Himalayas. Qualifying round 10th June 2014.
Come to the Bandstand Concerts at Bow Butts, 2 - 4 pm most Sundays to 31st August 2014.
Community Council Coffee morning in the Town Hall Supper Room, 9.30 - 11.30 am Saturday 11th October 2014.
Two student societies (Breakaway and BioSoc) are organising a Beach Clean on the West Sands, Saturday 11th October 11am - 1pm. They are providing Litter Pickers, Gloves and Bin Bags. Let's keep our beaches beautiful!
We are sad to have to report the death of Mrs Alice Alexander on October 24. She had served the town as an active and committed Community Councillor since being elected to the Council in 2012.
Community Council elections were scheduled for Thursday 13 November 2014. By the required date 11 people had submitted nominations for the 20 seats - see members' page. No ballot was required, and these eleven people were thus elected to the new Community Council, which is empowered to fill the vacant seats with any people who would qualify as candidates.
Bandstand Concerts Come and hear the band at Bow Butts, The Scores. 2-4pm each Sunday, commencing 9th August. More information about the bands.
Putting Competition on Himalayas 21st September 6.45 pm. Register to play at Bonkers. More information.
Ever thought about being a Community Councillor? There are at present three unfilled places on the Community Council. If you are resident in St Andrews and interested in becoming a Community Councillor, phone the Secretary, Patrick Marks, on 475219 or send an email to
Revised plans for a new Madras College at Pipeland were advertised in October 2014. The new plans, designed to address flood risk and drainage issues that had been identified, do not, however, satisfy the objections of the Community Council, which has submitted a revised objection.
Community Council Coffee Morning in the Town Hall, 9.30 - 11.30 am, Saturday 11th April. Stalls will include baking, books, tombola and Fair Trade.
Free Electric Blanket Testing in the Victory Memorial Hall, 10am to 2pm, Thursday 21st May. Open to all Fife residents; no limit to the number of blankets.
Community Council Coffee Morning in the Town Hall, 9.30 - 11.30 am, Saturday 10th October. Stalls will include baking, books, tombola and Fair Trade.

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