Community Council seeks new members

By Dawn Black / September 4, 2021

from Stonehaven & District Community Council

Stonehaven & District Community Council (SDCC) have space for new Co-Opted Members to join.

The role of the Community Council is to proactively identify and assess issues of concern our local community, taking into account views expressed by the public and any other relevant evidence, and to either take such action as it considers to be suitable or convey our findings and conclusions to the relevant authority for consideration.

We aim to promote the well-being of the community resident within the Stonehaven & District Community Council boundaries and comply with equal opportunities legislation that makes it unlawful to discriminate against persons or groups on the grounds of race, gender, gender recognition, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief.

To be a means whereby the people of the Community Council Area shall be able to voice their opinions on any matter affecting their lives, their welfare, their environment, its development and amenity, provided that the Community Council shall be non-party political and non-sectarian in their discussions and decision making and shall comply with data protection and other relevant legislation.be aged sixteen (16) years or over;

In order to join, potential members have to:

  • be aged sixteen (16) years or over
  • have their names on the current Electoral Register covering the Community Council Area and have had their ordinary or principal residence in the Community Council Area for at least three (3) months prior to nomination
  • not be elected or co-opted to serve on another community council within the Aberdeenshire Council area
  • not be elected to serve on Aberdeenshire Council, or the Scottish, UK or European Parliament

If you’d be interested in joining the SDCC, please contact the Secretary, Alistair Lawrie by email at alistair.lawrie@aberdeenshire.gov.uk in the first instance.

The next SDCC meeting will be on Tuesday, 14th September 2021 at 7:00pm.

(This may be held by teleconference depending on what pandemic restrictions are in place at the time.)