Being a community councillor

Your involvement as a community councillor

Community Councils of Aberdeenshire logoYou don’t have to take on an office bearer on the community council. It is often useful to serve as a community councillor for a period before taking an enhanced role to allow time to develop your understanding of the roles and responsibilities.

It is important that community councillors speak to people as they go about their daily life in their community, so that they can fully understand what is important to them.

Community councillors have an important role at meetings to express the views of people in their community about issues that have been raised. However, community councils should also work together to realise or facilitate projects in their area and it is important that all members of the community council take part in these activities and support each other.