Hope for new members at upcoming meeting


Fraserburgh Community Council had several members of the public in attendance at its recent monthly meeting, with the hope that willing members of the public would sign up to join its ranks.

The community group, which tackles local issues with representatives from Grampian Police, Fraserburgh and district councillors and invited guests from local services and Aberdeenshire Council, has been on the lookout for new members since before the local elections in May.

In 2010, the chairperson of the community council urged locals to join the group.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Ronnie McNab said: “We are looking for younger volunteers to take on the role of community councillor.

“Following the success of the Junior Wardens scheme which has been terrific, I think it would be great to see some younger faces on the council.”

In 2012, Mr McNab again spoke about getting more people to join their local community council, saying: “We would welcome any new members to get involved.”

Jim Page, the community council’s secretary, had, in the past submitted applications to both Fraserburgh Academy and Banff and Buchan College, but no new members had come forward.

Contact details for the Fraserburgh Community Council, and other community councils in the area can be found on Aberdeenshire Council’s website at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communitycouncils/banff.asp.

At last month’s meeting councillors were informed by Fraserburgh and district councillors Charles Buchan and Brian Topping of the ‘100 Days Pledge’ proposals they had drawn up, and of the new, pictorial no drinking signs which are expected to be in place in the coming weeks.

The next meeting of the Fraserburgh Community Council is to be held on Tuesday, September 18, at 7pm.