The Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

Community Councils of Aberdeenshire logoCommunity councils have a key role to play and the scheme provides a framework within which they and the council can co-operate and work together. The council is committed to ensuring successful consultation and working together with community councils in all areas of the council's responsibilities. Following consultation with the public, we finalised the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils. All community councils are required to operate within the terms of the scheme.

The scheme was approved at the full council meeting in September 2021 and was adopted on 1st January 2022.

View the Community Councils Scheme of Establishment review report (pdf 10.4MB).

View the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils and accompanying guidance notes.

With notice, a copy of the scheme can be made available for inspection in the following council offices:

  • Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff AB45 1AY 
  • Buchan House, Peterhead AB42 1QF 
  • Gordon House, Blackhall Road, Inverurie AB51 3WA
  • Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven AB39 2DQ 
  • School Road, Alford AB33 8TY 
  • Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GB

In addition, any library in Aberdeenshire can provide digital access to the scheme.