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 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
All areas

New community benches in Balmedie, Blackdog, Potterton and Belhelvie

Blackdog benches - Hareburn Terrace, near Strabathie Cottages and on the road up to the dog-runs.

Belhelvie bench - near the B977 between Park Terrace and Cairn View. Location:

Balmedie benches - opposite the White Horse and on Eigie Road.  Location:

Potterton benches -  near the B999 / park area. Locations:

Graham Middleton
Gavin Drummond
Hilary Foxen
Ewan Phipps
David Wallace

All areas Response to Covid 19 - communication online and leaflets, transport to vaccinations Carolyne Wood
Ewan Phipps
All areas Installation of light powered speed warning signs in Balmedie and Potterton, Community Speedwatch Formartine scheme 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 village tidy scheme John Fletcher
All areas Youth and community surveys Carolyne Wood
Balmedie Work with the Belhelvie Community Trust (BCT) on the development of the sensory garden project in Balmedie David Wallace
All areasFollowing up your responses to the Community Council's local transport survey with Aberdeenshire Council and Stagecoach Carolyne Wood

Work completed

Location Issue Community Councillor
Potterton Bridge refurbishment Gavin Drummond
Millden Removal of the large metal stanchion posts and associated wires at the now closed Westerhatton Landfill site west of the A90 Graham Middleton
Whitecairns Village tidy up - post box area in the centre of the village overgrown plants cut back. Mark Brown
All areas Local transport survey Carolyne Wood
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

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

All members

Balmedie Balmedie Country Park Enhancement workgroup meetings David Wallace
John Fletcher
Alex McIntyre
David McKendrick
All areas Aberdeenshire Bus Forum meeting Carolyne Wood
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

Potterton Potterton Green Fingers Gardening Group

Hilary Foxen

Potterton Blackdog Residents Association meetings Graham Middleton
All Formartine Rural Partnership (SCIO) Hilary Foxen

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