Community Council may disappear


Rosehearty Community Council is in danger of closing its doors for good if member numbers do not increase in the coming months.

The 21-year-old group has been running for the past several months with only six regular members, with the fear that should two members be unable to attend, they would have to forego a Community Council meeting.

At their AGM this evening (Thursday, April 5), should the Community Council not find further interested, active members, the possibility of it disappearing from the community altogether is an increasingly likely possibility.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, the Rosehearty Community Council told of the worrying decline in member n umbers since the group formed.

The average age of members being in their late 60s, the Community Council is worried that - with Rosehearty having a fairly large population - they have been unable to attract younger members.

“Where are the young mothers and parents?” asked Graham Collie, a member of the Community Council, asked.

The general consensus from the Rosehearty Community Council was that they needed more young people and business owners to get involved with local government.

Ten months of the year, the Community Council meet monthly to discuss local matters at the heart of the community.

Of late, for Rosehearty, this has included the ongoing initiative ot prevent youth nuisances in the area, and, on a larger scale, to repair Port Rae Peir.

The pier, which has fallen into disrepair, Mr Collie says, may still be saved if action is taken before the coming winter.

The Rosehearty Community Council will hold their AGM this evening in the Fordyce Street Hall, in what may be its last AGM.

The Community Council will begin the AGM at 7:30pm.

It is hoped that interested members of the public make themselves known to the Community Council at the meeting to safeguard the future of the Community Council in Rosehearty.

Recently, the Community Council has campaigned to gain control of the caravan site at Rosehearty.