Community event may be on the agenda

Fraserburgh's beach.
Fraserburgh's beach.

Fraserburgh community councillors discussed the idea of hosting a community engagement event in the future at last week’s meeting.

The beach having recently been cleaned by Aberdeenshire Council, Mary Melville, vice chair of the community council, praised the tidiness of the area.

It had been suggested earlier in the night that the engagement event could be revolved around a beach clean-up effort.

Previously, area manager Margaret-Jane Cardno had asked the community council to think of community projects it could head.

“The beach is lovely, it really is in top-top condition, so a beach clean is not something that’s going to happen in the next month or so,” said Ms Melville.

Councillor Brian Topping, who was the only councillor in attendance for the meeting last Tuesday, meanwhile suggested that a beach clean could be made into a community event to bring the townsfolk together.

He said: “Why doesn’t the Community Council, with the Community Safety Group, have a joint effort - involve the residents to try and encourage folk?”

He also suggested that several events could be running, such as a barbecue, with the idea of bringing the community together.

Earlier this month, Aberdeenshire Council had revealed to The Fraserburgh Herald the work that they had undertaken at Fraserburgh’s beach.

It included: clearing debris from the emergency access onto the beach near the caravan site; clearing the pedestrian access to the beach near the Tiger Hill Café; replacing the pedestrian access to the beach on the south side of the Kessock Burn which was damaged in last year’s storms and a general tidy-up of the Esplanade Area.

Some work was still outstanding, however, but was due to be completed by June 1.

Councillor Topping had earlier been joined in welcoming the work by the former chair of Fraserburgh’s ENABLE group,

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