Final phase of community council review

Aberdeenshire Council is seeking the views of local residents in its review of the role of community councils. 

In accordance with Scottish Government guidelines, the council is reviewing the Community Council Scheme of Establishment, which:

• Includes a boundary map showing proposed areas for each community council.
• Makes provision for the conduct of elections.
• Outlines the constitutional and financial framework within which community councils must operate.
• Sets out arrangements for the development of procedures and exchange of information between Aberdeenshire Council and community councils.

The final phase of the review begins today (Tuesday, December 8) and will run until Thursday, January 31.

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on proposed changes to the scheme via their local community council, or by contacting Aberdeenshire Council directly.

The review the new draft Community Council Scheme of Establishment, and related documentation, please visit the council’s website.

To provide feedback on the draft scheme, please email helen.brodie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or contact your local community council.

The purpose of a community council is to represent the views – and take action to promote the interests of – the community.

Community councils can carry out a variety of roles which include organising public meetings on major development proposals, and the creation and distribution of local newsletters.