Community Council Round-up

Council Chambers.
Council Chambers.

The October meeting of Fraserburgh Community Council took place on Tuesday, October 15, at the Council Chambers.

The first item was the election of a new Community Council secretary following the resignation of Jim Page. George Esslemont was elected, unopposed, as the new secretary.

Following apologies and approval of the minutes for the last meeting, Gillian Bain and Jozefine Duthie spoke to the Community Council about Fraserburgh’s Christmas Shopping evening.

Gillian Bain told community councillors that a number of marshalls for the Christmas event. Organisers believe they have five marshalls already lined up but need a further seven to volunteer for the evening.

Gillian also discussed some of the main attractions which would feature at the Christmas event, which will be held on November 29.

Police officer Steven Young then delivered the Police report, highlighting the work officers have been doing to tackle drinking in public.

Community councillors heard that 50 hours have been given to an operation to tackle public drinking in Fraserburgh and Peterhead.

Community Councillor Mary Melville questioned Mr Young on a number of issues, including anti-social drinking, dogs being on a lead and counter service provision at Fraserburgh Police Station.

After the Police Report, discussions turned to the appointment of the new rector at Fraserburgh Academy, Mr David Clark.

Councillor Ian Tait said Mr Clark is very visible and pro-active within the school.

See next week’s Fraserburgh Herald for further coverage of this month’s Community Council meeting.