Belhelvie Community Council Election 2024

Changes to elections in 2024

Source: Aberdeenshire Council

In 2024, Community Council elections are changing and for the first time all Aberdeenshire Community Councils will be elected on the same date, with nominations sought for all spaces on all Community Councils.

Nominations to join your Community Council will open on 19 August 2024 and close on 8 September 2024.

Community Councils are comprised of people who care about their community and want to make them a better place to live. We [Aberdeenshire Council] hope that previous members will want to continue representing their communities but are also keen to encourage new people to become involved and give up some of their time to sustain and develop their communities. Whatever your background, you have something to bring to your Community Council.

If there are not enough candidates to meet the minimum numbers to form the Community Council, a Community Council will not be able to be formed and this will leave a considerable gap in the representation of local views and involvement in development of policy and how your area develops and grows.

As a Community Councillor you will be provided with training and support and you will learn about how things work, get to develop and undertake projects and get a real sense of achievement when you see the difference you can make.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Councillor you can find the nomination forms at Community council elections:

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/cc-election/ 

Key dates 2024

Nominations

Monday 19 August 2024 - nominations open
Sunday 8 September 2024 - nominations close

18 September 2024 - Community Councillors stand down at midnight

Download the nomination form (Aberdeenshire Council website)
Please note nominations need to be sent to Aberdeenshire Council's Formartine Area Office - formartineareaoffice@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Ballot / voting

Thursday 19 September - ballot (if required)
Friday 20 September 2024 - count takes place and declaration of all successful candidates

First meeting

Inaugural meeting of the Belhelvie Community Council
Monday 23 September 2024, 6.30pm, Balmedie Leisure Centre 

Please note this inaugural meeting will be on the 4th Monday of the month due to the Community Council Election timetable

Joining the Community Council between elections (co-option)

We’re always looking for new Community Councillors to represent the communities of Balmedie, Belhelvie, Potterton, Blackdog and Whitecairns.

There are lots of opportunities to work on issues and projects that matter to our communities such as local parks, speeding, planning applications, local development plans and supporting our communities during emergencies (resilience planning).

We also work closely with other community groups, the Police, Aberdeenshire Councillors and Aberdeenshire Council’s Formartine Area Office.

Find out more about the work of the Belhelvie Community Council  

We can co-opt new members between elections to the Community Council so if you are interested in getting involved between elections please get in touch.

You can find out more about the role of a community councillor and the work of the Belhelvie Community Council on our webpages:  

Meetings

Third Monday of the month.  See our meeting page 

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