Our Local Partners & LCPG

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The Garioch Community Planning Group (GCPG) consists of members from a wide range of local and Aberdeenshire-wide partner organisations, including; Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, The Garioch Partnership, Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership and public sector organisations such as Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.

The GCPG meets on a six weekly basis and copies of agendas, minutes and other documents can be found in our resources section. The GCPG also receives an annual budget of around £10,000 which is allocated to GCPG and community projects. To find out more, or apply for funding please visit our resources section.

The aim of the GCPG is to “deliver the best quality of life for everyone in Garioch”, through the delivery of the Local Community Plan.

GCPG Members

Name Job Title Organisation
Doug Milne Area Manager Aberdeenshire Council (Chair)
 Cllr. Fergus Hood Area Committee Chair Aberdeenshire Council
 Jane Graham Area Manager NHS Grampian
Carolyn Lamb Public Health Co-Ordinator NHS Grampian
Lindsay Adam Development Officer Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
Area Inspector Police Scotland
 Willie Chisholm Station Manager Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Cheryl Smith Community Safety Team Leader Aberdeenshire Community Safety Partnership
Dawn Brown Development Officer Garioch Partnership
Sue Wainman Kemnay Community Council Garioch Community Council Forum
Cllr Ron McKail Chair Garioch & North Marr CSG
Philip Boath Team Leader CLD
Val Milne Project Manager IDeA
Jill Sowden Community Planning Officer Aberdeenshire Council

In addition to the Garioch Community Planning Group there are a number of local sub-groups including;

  • Inverurie Health Improvement Group including Inclusive Inverurie
  • Westhill Wellbeing Forum
  • Garioch & Formartine Welfare Reform Group

Minutes and agendas for these groups can be found here.

Project-specific updates can be found under the “Community Planning in Action” section.

These groups carry out work on behalf of the local CPG and provide feedback on progress.

Minutes and Agendas

The most recent Minutes and Agendas can be downloaded here. Please see the Local Resources section for older papers and agendas.

Meeting Dates 2016

Date Time Venue
 2 February 2017  9.30am
 23 March 2017  9.30am
 11 May 2017  9.30am
 22 June 2017  9.30am

To get involved with any these of groups please contact Jill Sowden, Community Planning Officer jill.sowden@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or any other member of the GCPG.