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.
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. The consultation ends on Friday 11 May 2018.
- Ashley and Broomhill
- Braeside and Mannofield
- Bridge of Don
- Bucksburn and Newhills
- Castlehill and Pittodrie
- City Centre
- Cove and Altens
- Craigiebuckler and Seafield
- Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber
- Dyce and Stoneywood
- Ferryhill and Ruthrieston
- Froghall, Powis and Sunnybank
- George Street
- Kincorth and Leggart
- Mastrick, Sheddocksley and Summerhill
- Old Aberdeen
- Queens Cross and Harlaw
- Rosemount and Mile End
- Seaton, Linksfield and Pittodrie
- Westburn and Berryden
For information about Community Council meetings, please see the individual community council pages or download the calendar below:
Community Council Liaison Officer
Aberdeen City Council
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