Could you be a community voice for Fraserburgh?

If you live in Fraserburgh and have an interest in both its present and future, now is the perfect time to consider whether you would enjoy being a community councillor.

Community councils are non-political organisations that offer an important voice on behalf of the communities they serve.

Becoming a member involves offering approximately two hours per month in the evening to meet and contribute your ideas and opinions about the things that matter on a day-to-day basis, as well as helping shape the future development of the town.

Fraserburgh Community Council is currently looking for new members. These are voluntary positions and a great chance to have your voice heard in the discussions about improving many aspects of the environment for Fraserburgh people. 

Anyone over the age of 16 can put themselves forward and absolutely no qualifications are necessary. Over time, you will become familiar with the process in which the community council works.

Fraserburgh Community Council currently has six vacancies and the group is keen to spread the word to anyone who would like to find out more, or who wishes to complete a nomination form.

Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Tue, Aug 28. If there are more applications than places available, a community council election will need to be held.

Interim chair Mary Melville said: “This is an especially good time for new people to put themselves forward as there is so much going on in the town so a real chance to put forward ideas and help shape both new and future projects of all kinds, both large and small.”

Nomination forms are available from Connect Café, Broad Street, Fraserburgh, by email at banffandbachanamo@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or by calling 01467 530700.

Alternatively, further information about community councils can be found at www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/