Community Councils are statutory bodies, set up by an Act of Parliament. They have no executive powers although being close to and part of the local community they play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies. They receive annual grants from the City Council. Anyone who lives within the CC area and whose name is on the electoral roll can be nominated or apply to become a Community Councillor. There are also places for young people aged 16 and 17 years and other co-options are allowed.
Their term of office is 3 years and a new Community Council took up office in October 2015.
The Community Council meet each month on the fourth Thursday of the month except for July and December. The meetings tend to alternate between the Cults Community Centre in Quarry Road, swimming pool entrance, and the Deeside Fellowship Church in Milltimber.