Vacancy in WECC

Would you like to get involved in helping improve the quality of life in Westhill?

The Westhill and Elrick Community Council (WECC) exists in large part to maintain and improve the quality of life in Westhill and we currently have vacancy for a co-opted Community Councillor. So we are now inviting self-nominations from interested parties subject to the conditions below* 

If you would like to join us please nominate yourself to the WECC Secretary via email to by 30th September latest. 

Please include your home address and contact details along with a brief statement of why you would like to be a Community Councillor and an outline of what you would like to help WECC achieve for our community of Westhill.

Nominations for co-option will be considered at the next Community Council meeting on 15th October. In the event of multiple nominations, WECC Members will use the applicants’ statements to select the successful nominee.  All applicants will be notified of the result immediately thereafter. 

For more information on the role of Community Councils and Community Councillors, see

If you’d like more information or an informal chat about this opportunity please contact WECC Chairperson Mervyn Barr on or on 07890802181 

Mervyn Barr 

23 Sept 20

* To be eligible to be a Community Councillor, individuals must:

a.   be aged 16 years or over, and

b.   reside in the area of WECC and be on the Electoral Register, or

c.   have had their ordinary or principle residence in the area of the Community

Council for at least three months prior to nomination, and

d.   not be a member who is elected to serve on Aberdeenshire Council, or the

Scottish, UK or European Parliaments.

WECC also have the discretion to allow individuals to become a Community Councillor who do not reside in the area of the Community Council. Such individuals must: 

a.   be permanently employed, or carry out regular self-employed work or voluntary work in the area of the Community Council; or

b.   own a business in the area of the Community Council.

Extracts from:  The Scheme For The Establishment Of Community  Councils, Aberdeenshire Council