Area Improvement Working Group

To consider the cultural and behavioural aspects of area working; engage and consult with relevant stakeholders and partners; and make recommendations to Full Council on proposed improvements to include, but not be limited to, consideration of the following:


  • The ethos of community-based decision making
  • Effective communication between Services, Areas and Councillors
  • Co-ordination of cross-service Area Plans
  • Inclusive cross-working practices
  • Effective consultation with the Area Committees
  • Optimum line management of Area Managers
  • Ambassadors and Leaders at a local level


Recent meetings

Area Improvement Working Group 21/05/2021 (Click for documents)

Area Improvement Working Group 19/03/2021 (Click for documents)

  • 19 March 2021 - 14:00PM
  • Via Skype

Area Improvement Working Group 04/12/2020 (Click for documents)

  • 04 December 2020 - 14:00PM
  • Skype Meeting

Area Improvement Working Group 13/08/2020 (Click for documents)

Area Improvement Working Group 06/03/2020 (Click for documents)

  • 06 March 2020 - 14:00PM
  • Committee Room 2, Woodhill House, Aberdeen
  • AB16 5GB Click for Map

Committee members

Martin Ford
Democratic Independent and Green Group

Victoria Harper

Dominic Lonchay
East Garioch
Scottish Conservative and Unionist

Doreen Mair
Fraserburgh and District

Stephen Smith
Peterhead South and Cruden

Norman Smith
Aligned Independent