Councillors give group their monthly report

Council Chambers, Saltoun Square.
Council Chambers, Saltoun Square.

Fraserburgh and district councillors Brian Topping and Charles Buchan attended the last meeting of the Fraserburgh Community Council.

This was the last meeting ahead of the group’s annual general meeting next month when post holders will be elected.

Councillors were invited to give their monthly reports at this meeting, detailing the work they had been involved in since February.

Both councillors alerted the members to a public consultation now taking place regarding a speed limit change near the new swimming pool, and, similarly, both made comments in regards to the naming of a new street being taken to full council.

Explaining the events that have resulted in the item being taken away from local members, Councillor Buchan revealed: “68 councillors have to adjudicate on this now.

“We’ll just have to see how it goes in Aberdeen.”

Councillor Buchan also revealed that they were hopeful a cycle path could be created near Fraserburgh Academy, on land where the former community centre is sited.

“We’re trying to get a cycle path through the old community centre for school children going to Academy, and that looks pretty achievable.

“It’s to encourage parents not to drive their kids to school.

Councillor Topping, meanwhile, commented on recent town centre developments, saying that the work taking place would hopefully attract further businesses to the area.

He also praised the work of the Fraserburgh Fitness Centre following their acquisition of the building from Aberdeenshire Council, saying: “What they’ve done there is really remarkable, and one of the best stories in my time in Fraserburgh.”