My money and me – free training course

 Community Learning and Development staff have developed a financial capabilities course which will be running in Westhill starting on 27th September. The programme has been developed collaboratively with key partners including the Citizens Advice Bureau, Aberdeenshire Council’s Employment Support Team, Grampian Credit Union, NESCOL and others yet to be confirmed.  This will be a 6 week block and will focus on some of the following issues: budgeting, spending adjustments, getting the best deals for utilities, managing debt, employment support and benefits, how to start a savings plan, relationship worries, mental health and wellbeing – to name but a few.  The course will be on Thursday mornings from 27th Sept – 15th Nov, 9:30am – 12pm at the Westhill Community Centre, Hays Way, Westhill.  For further information and to reserve a FREE place – Contact: Ann Bothwell 07721119587 or Debbie Mackay 07881855608

Democracy Matters Conversations

The Garioch Partnership has arranged a number of Democracy Matters Conversations.They want to hear your thoughts in a discussion about local communities deciding their own future. How should communities be involved in decisions about Scotland’s public services? Come along and share your opinion. The sessions will be held in Newmachar on Tuesday 25th September; Inverurie on Tuesday 2nd October; Westhill on Wednesday 3rd October (Old Schoolhouse); Kintore on Monday 8th October and Kemnay on Tuesday 9th October.  For more information visit: where you can find the background documents to the consultation as well as a link to a short animation with more information.  Please let them know if you intend to come along, by signing up via the website.