Where are the banners?

No banners: Fraserburgh Future partnership banners were taken down and have yet to be replaced
No banners: Fraserburgh Future partnership banners were taken down and have yet to be replaced

Fraserburgh Future Partnership banners still haven’t been replaced despite it being well over three years since they were taken down.

The banners used to be erected along Maconochie road and down beside the harbour but are yet to be replaced by Aberdeenshire council.

Fraserburgh Councillor Brian Topping has been wondering why the banners have not replaced and has been asking for feedback on the situation for more than three years now.

He said: “I have been asking when will these banners will be replaced and have continued to ask about them.

“If there are banners is there a chance that we could have a look at them and even have an input into their design?”

Fraserburgh Future Partnership closed down in 2008 with the Fraserburgh Development Trust succeeding it.

A spokeswoman from Aberdeenshire Council said: “The banners and poles were originally commissioned by the town partnership in Fraserburgh and following this the council agreed to adopt the maintenance of the poles but not the banners.

“A contractor was appointed to oversee the banners, however delays ensued to the work and the banners were not installed last year.

“The council has funds to install banners this year, however is looking at ways to manage their installation, repair and replacement on a long-term basis and is interested in discussing this with local groups.

“Sponsorship has also been suggested as an idea to generate income to cover maintenance costs and this will be considered as an option.”