Community Empowerment Group

The Community Empowerment Group oversees the new integrated locality planning arrangements to ensure they operate effectively in Aberdeen and maintains an overview of the delivery of the Partnership’s Engagement, Participation and Empowerment Strategy. The group provides advice and support to the CPP Board, Management Group and Outcome Improvement Groups on effective approaches to engage and involve communities in the delivery of the LOIP and Shared Locality Plans. It is an important link between the strategic perspective of the CPA Board and the priorities and perspectives of communities across Aberdeen.

Michelle Cochlan

Chair of Community Empowerment Group and
Community Planning Manager,
Community Planning Aberdeen

Jonathan Smith

Vice Chair of Community Empowerment Group and
Chair of Civic Forum,
Community Planning Aberdeen Board Member

Member Partners

Work Programme

Latest News

Aberdeen City Council 


Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership

Civic Forum

Grampian Regional Equality Council (GREC)

Independent Sector

Police Scotland

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service


Meetings of the group are held on the last Thursday of each month, with an extended group meeting taking place quarterly from May 2021. Select the links below for minutes of previous meetings.

26 February 2021

21 January 2021

16 December 2020

Future Meetings 2021/22:

29 April 

20 May – Extended Group  

24 June 

29 July 

26 August 

30 September – Extended Group 

28 October  

26 November 

27 January 

24 February – Extended Group 

31 March 

Agenda for Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Community Empowerment Group is on Thursday 25 March, 1-3pm


Update on CLD Plan and workshop on good governance

Public Values Simulator

Update on Locality Empowerment Groups

Mapping of community groups/ connectors

Future work programme and risk log