WECC AGM -12th November

The Westhill & Elrick Community Council AGM will be held on Thursday 12th November, starting at 7pm. We hope to be able to hold it in the Holiday Inn Balmoral Suite. If that isn’t possible it will be a Zoom meeting.

If you would like to attend the AGM please email weccsecretx@gmail.com.

The Shopping Centre Manager, Ben Horsburgh, will be giving a presentation on the improvement works at the shopping centre that have been carried out this year, and outlining plans for further improvements.

The normal WECC monthly meeting will follow the AGM and members of the public are welcome to attend this too.

Confirmation of the venue for the AGM will be posted when it is confirmed

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 weccsecretx@gmail.com 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 https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/.

If you’d like more information or an informal chat about this opportunity please contact WECC Chairperson Mervyn Barr on weccchair@gmail.com 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