Community council in search for new members

YOU: The Community Council meet at the Council Chambers the third Tuesday of each month and are looking for new members.
YOU: The Community Council meet at the Council Chambers the third Tuesday of each month and are looking for new members.

Fraserburgh’s community councillors again made a plea for new members last Tuesday, with only four members of the public in attendance.

Following the Community Council’s last plea for new members earlier this year, only one member of the public has become a councillor, with the meetings rarely attended by the community at large.

Those interested in joining the community council should attend the next meeting of the council which is scheduled to take place on September 18 at 7:30pm in the Council Chambers, Saltoun Square.

The meeting this week was dominated by news that suggestions put forward for the ‘100 Days Pledge’ money by Fraserburgh and district councillors Brian Topping and Charles Buchan were rejected.

The councillors said that they were not against anything proposed by any other ward for the money, but felt that Fraserburgh should be given its fair share of the money.

Suggestions tabled by the councillors included the completion of the CCTV project in the town, a farmers market and beach improvements, including the upgrading of the caravan site’s toilet block and the improvement of disabled access.

“To me, it’s not the administration’s money, it’s the taxpayers,” Councillor Topping said in regards to the pledge money, adding that he wanted greater involvement with community groups and people.

Grampian Police also had a representative at the community council meeting who said that they were aware of the speeding problem in Broad Street.

For a list of contact details for community councils in the area, visit www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk.