Ideas wanted for beachfront improvement

RESIDENTS of Inverbervie are being given the chance to have their say on how to improve the Royal Burgh’s beachfront.

A public meeting is set to be held to discuss how to best spend £121,000 which has been allocated by Aberdeenshire Council to improve the beachfront and car park.

The money was allocated from last year’s £20 million underspend from Aberdeenshire Council.

The Royal Burgh of Inverbervie Community Council campaigned for many years to get the beach car park upgraded as at the moment they describe it as being in a “terrible state” and only fit for 4x4 vehicles.

The project was then awarded money to allow the Community Council to carry out the upgrade to the car park and to also carry out improvements to the beach are as a whole.

The community council has decided that before they spend any of the money they would consult with the local community to see what improvements they want to see made.

Councillor George Carr is encouraging residents to get involved in what he describes as a “great opportunity” as he explains that the money is allocated for this project alone and can make a big difference not just to residents but in terms of tourism as often those visiting the Royal Burgh go straight to the beach.

He said: “What impression do we want to give to tourists when they arrive in Inverbervie? What do we want them to be faced with?”

The Bervie Beach Regeneration public consultation meeting will take place on Tuesday April 23 at 7:30pm in The Burgh Chambers, above the Library, Church Street, Inverbervie.