WHAT IS THE ROLE OF YOUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL?
Inchmarlo, Glassel and Brathens Community Council is a new Community Council formed in Dec 2020.
We are a voluntary body of local people, and our role is to help ensure that Aberdeenshire Council is fully informed about your needs, views, wishes and ideas on local issues. We might also carry out other work, such as:
campaigning on local issues
conducting local surveys
organising public meetings on major development proposals or the local plan
carrying out Planning for Real exercises Neighbourhood Initiative
helping with environmental projects
organising local galas
printing and distributing local newsletters
providing lunch clubs for the elderly
Community Councils have been granted statutory rights of consultation for all planning applications so must be included in the consultation process for all planning applications affecting the area.
Community Councils are non-party-political and non-sectarian in their discussions and decision-making.
MEET THE TEAM
PAUL HERRINGTON (Chair)
I moved to Glassel 10 years ago, where I live at Bridgend Steading. I’m a retired geologist who worked in the oil industry for 30yrs. I’m a keen cyclist, walker and gardener, and have been involved in various community and environmental projects over the last 15 years.
Within the IBG community council I hope to engage with fellow residents in order to identify and progress common issues. These currently include telecommunications (poor landline internet access), road safety (speed limits and speeding) together with provision of improved walking (loss of paths) and cycling (eg. off-road routes) facilities.
REGIS LECHATELLIER (Treasurer)
We moved from Westhill to the Bridge of Canny part of Inchmarlo 6 years ago. We like it here because of being so close to nature. Coming home after work feels like going on holiday. Since we arrived, we have discovered a very welcoming and active neighbourhood
I've lived at Beltie Cottages for nearly 10 years and love it here, there's a real community, who are always working to help improve the quality of life for others in the community.
NEIL BISSET (Secretary)
I've lived in Inchmarlo for 8 years now and since lived in Banchory. I like going for walks and mountain biking up and down the Deeside area where we live. I'm also part of a local church and enjoy being a part of, and serving, the community."