The work of the Belhelvie Community Council

What is a community council and what do we do

The Belhelvie Community Council is a voluntary organisation which represents the residents of Balmedie, Belhelvie, Potterton, Blackdog and Whitecairns.

We aim to bridge the gap between our communities and local authorities.  We represent resident's views on issues such as planning permission, licensing applications and major infrastructure developments.

The community council is run by volunteers and meetings are open to everyone to attend. We meet every third Monday at the White Horse pub in Balmedie (7pm).

Regular topics include: local planning applications, police service reports, work with other community groups (the Belhelvie Community Trust, Balmedie Country Park, residents groups in Potterton and Blackdog), local transport and major infrastructure development.

Current work

Local issues and projects the BCC is working on and who is leading on each issue


Location Issue Community Councillor
Millden Removal of the large metal stanchion posts and associated wires at the now closed Westerhatton Landfill site west of the A90 Graham Middleton
Balmedie, Potterton Installation of light powered speed warning signs in Balmedie and Potterton David McKendrick
Balmedie Repair of existing speed warning sign on Eigie Road, Balmedie David Wallace
All areas Monitoring the development of Aberdeenshire Council's 5 year Development Plan  Graham Middleton
All areas Monitoring  schooling requirements in Aberdeenshire Council's 5 year Development Plan Carolyne Wood
All areas Administration of the 2018 village tidy scheme John Fletcher
Whitecairns Village tidy up - post box area in the centre of the village overgrown plants cut back. Aberdeenshire Council to do further clearing Mark Brown
Balmedie Work with the Belhelvie Community Trust (BCT) on the development of the sensory garden project in Balmedie David Wallace
All areas Running the BCC transport survey Carolyne Wood

Completed improvements

Work completed the BCC

Location Issue Community Councillor
Balmedie Reinstatement / reconnection of the path through the Magnificent 7 down to Old Aberdeen Road David Wallace
Whitecairns Noticeboard upgrade completed Mark Brown
Whitecairns Repair to manhole cover on the Kinmundy road completed Mark Brown
Balmedie Completion of the pavement adjacent to the bus stop Allan Hendry

Representing the community

BCC members attend regular meeting with other community groups and authorities

Location Meeting details Community Councillor
All areas General meetings with Aberdeenshire Council

David Wallace
Alex McIntyre Graham Middleton

All areas Planning meetings with Aberdeenshire Council

David Wallace  
Alex McIntyre
Graham Middleton

All areas Quarterly Formartine Area Community Council Forum meeting

David Wallace  
Alex McIntyre

Balmedie Balmedie Country Park Enhancement workgroup meetings

David Wallace 
John Fletcher  
Alex McIntyre
Mark Brown
David McKendrick

All areas Aberdeenshire Bus Forum meeting David Wallace
All areas Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) project meetings David Wallace
All areas Bellhelvie Community Trust (BCT) meetings David Wallace 
John Fletcher 
David McKendrick Alex McIntyre
Potterton Potterton Community Group meetings Hilary Foxen
Richard Miller 
Mark Brown 
Blackdog Blackdog Residents Association meetings Graham Middleton 
David Wallace
Meetings

Third Monday of the month
Venue on our meeting page Meeting starts at 7pm 

Phone

07767237644

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