Forres Community Council is a voluntary organisation set up by statute by Moray Council the Local Authority and run by local residents to act on behalf of the Forres area. As the most local tier of elected representation, Community Councils play an important role in local democracy.


Forres Community Council is comprised of people who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live.


As well as representing the community to the local authority, Forres Community Councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of our communities. They bring local people together to help make things happen, and Forres Community Councils protect and promote the identity of their community. They advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes and cases of concern on behalf of local communities. 

Forres Community Council is the strongest means of becoming involved with your local area. It will give you a good understand of the workings of local government and what is going on locally and nationally. All local authorities in Scotland encourage citizens to become a member of their Community Council.