Community Councils

Community Councils are bodies that play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies. Their term of office is 3 years. They have no executive powers but are statutory consultees on planning and licensing matters. 

They receive annual grants from the City Council (minimum £500 plus 11p per elector in the Community Council area). Anyone who lives in the Community Council 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.

Community Council elections

Castlehill and Pittodrie Community Council and Garthdee Community Council have both been elected uncontested. 

Setting up a community council

The documents below provide more information about setting up and running a community council:

If there is no community council in your area and you would like to set one up, please download and return the form below:

Consultation on the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

We are currently reviewing the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils. Please give us your views
The consultation ends on Friday 16 February 2018.

Community Councils

Meeting dates

For information about Community Council meetings, please see the individual community council pages or download the calendar below:

Contact us

Karen Finch
Community Council Liaison Officer
Aberdeen City Council
Corporate Governance
Town House
Broad Street
AB10 1AQ
01224 522723

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