New Aberdour finish projects in local villages

Wilson Irvine at New Aberdour.
Wilson Irvine at New Aberdour.

Members of New Aberdour, Tyrie and Pennan Community Council have had a busy few months, having completed a number of projects recently.

One of the main upgrades is the installation of a new bench at New Aberdour. The bench has been dedicated to Robin Michie, a former community council chairman, hall committee member and church elder. The church, the hall and community council funded the new outdoor seat.

A unique feature of the bench is that the words community, hall and church are built into the seat in Mr Michie’s memory.

The community council also obtained partial funding for the resurfacing of the carpark in front of Boyndlie Hall, the refurbishment of cast iron bins at Pennan, and new tables for Aberdour Hall, all of which were completed last month. Earlier this spring, the committee organised a beach clean up at New Aberdour.

New chairman Doug Cooper held a ceilidh in his own shed recently to raise funds for the beach toilet at New Aberdour.

Future projects for the community council include an upgrade to paths in New Aberdour to improve accessibility. And, thanks to the proceeds of the local lottery, which is organised by Edwina Flowers at New Aberdour shop, the community council will be putting flower tubs on display in the village in the near future.

Last week, the community council elected a new chairman, Doug Cooper, who will replace Wilson Irvine.

Commenting, outgoing chairman Wilson Irvine said: “I think the reason for the Community Council’s success is that it’s a friendly and democratic committee where everybody gets their say.

“It’s one of the first Community Councils to make an action plan for their community.

“We’ve had excellent support from councillors and the police, who attend regularly. We’ve also had very good support from the Area Manager and her staff.”