Fraserburgh’s Community Council lent a hand to local charity group People First recently when they agreed to apply for a change of use for the group’s new building.
By doing so, it was revealed, the charity would only have to pay half the normal fee to change the use of the former Cycling World building for use as their base of operations.
Stuart Whyte, who was in attendance at the Community Council meeting on behalf of People First, told councillors that, since moving from their High Street office, it was discovered that they would have to pay £310 to finalise their move into their new building.
“If the Community Council apply for it, the fee is halved,” Mr Whyte told councillors before asking if the community group would consider applying on their behalf.
Community council chairperson, Ronnie McNab, revealed the positive news to Mr Whyte by replying: “I see no reason why we can’t support it.”
The charity, which is in its 20th year, promotes self advocacy with its main funder being Aberdeenshire Council.
Recently, the charity’s music project, Lighthouse Rock, was awarded £2,270 by the People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Recently, the charity has been appealing for funds with a raffle inviting members of the public to guess the birthday of a teddy bear the group are offering as part of a prize for 50p a try.
Last weekend, the bear was at the new Fraserburgh community and sports centre.
The new People First office can be found at the corner of Cross Street and Frithside Street, Fraserburgh. Please enquire within for opening days and times.