Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston Learn more

Help make a difference by becoming a community councillor

by Ian Yuill on 12 September, 2018

Graphic of people in meetingEvery three years elections are held to Aberdeen’s community councils – and the next elections take place on Thursday 25th October. That means that local people have the chance to stand for election to the community councils covering our part of the city.

A Community Council is a voluntary organisation set up by statute and run by local residents to act on behalf of their area. As the most local tier of elected representation, community councils play an important role in local democracy. You can find out more about what community councils do here.

Our part of Aberdeen is covered by four different community council areas:

  • Braeside and Mannofield – the area west of Anderson Drive / South Anderson Drive and north of the Deeside Way (the old railway line)
  • Garthdee – the area west of South Anderson Drive and south of the Deeside Way
  • Ashley and Broomhill – the area east of Anderson Drive / South Anderson Drive and north of the Deeside Way
  • Ferryhill and Ruthrieston – the area east of South Anderson Drive and south of the Deeside Way

Our local community councils currently meet in the evening about ten times a year. Meetings usually last between one and a half and two hours. Issues they deal with and discuss include planning applications, local services, community issues and applications for on and off sale drinks licences. They are also consulted by the council, NHS and others on issues affecting the community.

You can find out more about the community council elections in Aberdeen here. To download a nomination form for the elections click here. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 4pm on Thursday 27th September.

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