Places, People and Planning – Consultation

A consultation on the future of the Scottish Planning System has started - Places, People and Planning.  The proposals include increased community involvement in decisions.  The closing date is 4th April 2017.  The consultation can be accessed at

Beyond Action Learning report

  ‘Beyond Action Learning’, the latest co-produced report generated through What Works Scotland’s collaborative inquiry work with and within Aberdeenshire CPP, has just been published online – view here. Here, Fiona Soutar (NHS Grampian), Jane Warrander (Aberdeenshire Council) and James Henderson (WWS) consider the learning from the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Change Fund ‘Beyond [...]

Community Justice – Your Views

Our Community Justice Consultation is now live and we want to hear from you how we can improve community justice in your area.  This will also help us develop a new Community Justice Outcomes Improvement Plan for Aberdeenshire.  

Aberdeenshire’s 2017-2020 Children’s Services Plan Consultation Launched

As part of developing Aberdeenshire’s 2017-2020 Children’s Services Plan, we are seeking the views of a wide range of stakeholders. This includes children and young people, parents and carers, and feedback from those who lead and deliver services to children and their families across Aberdeenshire. The consultation provides an explanation of what the Children’s Services [...]

Can you help? Transport volunteers wanted

Calling all generous people with the passion and time to volunteer for an important cause. An urgent volunteer recruitment drive is being launched to find community stars to help some of the most vulnerable people in their area. Volunteers are needed to become drivers to help people to get to and from vital appointments, such [...]

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 Near Final Guidance on Part 5 – Asset Transfer – Published

The Scottish Government have now published the near-final guidance on Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 - pertaining to Asset Transfer.  Subject to the agreement of the Scottish Parliament, the asset transfer legislation will come into force on 23rd January 2017 Guidance has been developed both for community bodies and relevant authorities [...]