There will be elections for the following Community Council areas on 27 October 2022:
Castlehill and Pittodrie (7 vacancies)
Ferryhill and Ruthrieston (12 vacancies)
Rosehill and Stockethill (16 vacancies)
Seaton and Linksfield (12 vacancies)
Torry (12 vacancies)
Drop-in sessions have been arranged for residents within the Community Council boundaries to come along and find out more about the Community Council, how they operate, what to expect from the election process and what happens if established.
- Ferryhill and Ruthieston - 14 September at Ferryhill Community Centre from 6.30pm until 8.30pm
- Rosehill and Stockethill - 13 September at Cairncry Community Centre from 6.30pm until 8.30pm
- Seaton and Linksfield - 6 September at Seaton Community Centre from 6.30pm until 8.30pm
- Torry - 15 September at Old Torry Community Centre from 7.15pm until 9pm
Scheme for the establishment of Community Councils 2018-2024
Why join a Community Council?
How do they work?
- They usually meet once a month to discuss the issues of current concern in their area, particularly major planning applications and steps to improve our local environment.
- They contact and are contacted by relevant agencies to put forward the views of the community which involves collating views from members of the community, including individuals, families and groups.
- They discuss and negotiate solutions to local issues and concerns.
- They attend meetings with relevant groups, liaise with City Councillors and officials.
- When necessary they campaign on big issues of local concern.
Community Council achievements
- Production and distribution of newsletters to keep the community informed
- Organising community gardens and floral displays
- Supporting local galas and festivals
- Setting up and managing websites and other social media
- Clean up activities for their area
- Securing funding for local projects
- Influencing planning and licensing decisions
- Campaigning on local issues e.g. road safety, roads maintenance
Who can be a Community Councillor?
Community Council candidates must be named on the current electoral register for the Community Council area in which they reside as a local government elector. The minimum age to stand for election as a Community Councillor is 16 years of age and we encourage young and older to get involved.
Does this sound like something you could get involved with? Why not join your local Community Council to get involved with improving your community.
Previous results in March 2022