Community Council discusses local engagement

Fraserburgh Town Hall and council chambers
Fraserburgh Town Hall and council chambers

Community engagement and empowerment were just two of the issues discussed at a recent meeting of Fraserburgh Community Council.

No Fraserburgh and District councillors were present at the meeting but apologies were submitted by councillors Charles Buchan, Ian Tait and Brian Topping.

The meeting heard from secretary George Esslemont that two community councillors had resigned recently, bringing to 12 the total number of members.

Those present at the community council meeting then discussed a range of ways in which to encourage more people to become involved with the work of the community council - and harness the momentum and political interest which had been generated by the referendum.

One member suggesting setting up a dedicated Facebook page to allow Broch residents to have their say on local issues.

Another suggestion put forward was to encourage young people to join the community council - in particular 16- and 17-year old Fraserburgh Academy pupils - but the issue of how to transport them to and from meetings on dark winter nights was highlighted as a potential problem.