Event to be held to support Community Councillors

A series of events is being organised to support and inform the work Community Councillors undertake on behalf of their communities.

The events have been scheduled throughout the coming year and will provide opportunities to network and learn and exchange best practice.

There are four events scheduled for 2014 across Aberdeenshire. The next of which will run from 10am throughout the day on March 22 at the new MACBI Centre in Mintlaw.

Events at Banchory, Huntly and Kemnay are lined up for later in the year.

The first event will deal with community resilience and community asset transfer and provide training for community councillors and office bearers. A number of partner agencies and council services will be in attendance providing information and advice.

All community councillors are welcome to any of the events.

There is no requirement for community councillors to stay for the whole day or indeed to attend all the training, attendance is flexible and will offer many opportunities to share ideas with other community councillors.

In order to plan for the upcoming events effectively, organisers would be grateful if Community Councils could start to consider numbers wishing to attend.

Bookings are now being accepted for the Mintlaw event, but only until March 14 (tomorrow). More detailed information and booking forms for the other events will be circulated to Community Councils in due course.

For further information, contact Maureen Stephen on 01771 613666 or e-mail Maureen.stephen@aberdeenshire.gov.uk