Do you want to represent your community on liquor licencing issues?

Aberdeenshire’s Licensing Forums are looking for new members who are interested in the impact of licensing decisions in their area and who would help to monitor the way pubs and events operate, offering practical suggestions to ensure they are safe.

Aberdeenshire’s Licensing Forums work to keep the operation of the Licensing Act in the area under review, give advice, make recommendations to the Licensing Board and are ultimately the community’s voice on liquor licensing issues.

Part of the work also includes increasing public awareness and community involvement in licensing issues.

The Central Aberdeenshire Licensing Forum was established in 2007 and covers the Garioch area, the North Formartine area and the North Marr area. This includes the towns of Ellon, Inverurie, Westhill, Huntly, Kemnay, Insch, Oldmeldrum, Balmedie, Kintore, Blackburn, Newmachar and Alford.

The Forum sits quarterly, with public meetings being held in Inverurie.

The next meeting of the Central Aberdeenshire Licensing Forum is on Wednesday, 24 October, 2012, at Gordon House, Inverurie at 10.30am.

If you are interested in joining an Aberdeenshire Licensing Forum then further information and an application form can be obtained from: Victoria McCaskill, Corporate Services, Aberdeenshire Council, Woodhill House, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB.
Alternatively, call 01224 665103 or email