Planning applications for 2 cafes in Westhill

Recently there has been two planning applications lodged with Aberdeenshire Council for two cafes with drive-thru facilities  at the Kingshill Commercial Park off the A944, near the Tesco roundabout.  The applications are for a Mcdonalds and a Starbucks.

Public comments on the planning website are now closed but WECC have got an extension to 13th January to put in our comments.  We will be discussing it at our meeting on Thursday 10th January, starting 7pm at the Holiday Inn, so anyone is welcome to come to that to tell us their views or you can contact the WECC secretary at

Details per links below

ref 2018/2800 Mcdonalds  :

ref 2018/2869 Starbucks :



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