Stonehaven’s Community Council is back
The Stonehaven Community Council has reconvened after a period of absence - and it now has some new office bearers.
Lorna Elliott has been elected as the new chair and their first meeting was held last week which allowed members to get to know each other.
Barbara Mathie was elected vice-chair, Paul Lindop treasurer and Alistair Lawrie as secretary.
No election was necessary as there were fewer than 20 nominations, as per thenCommunity Council Scheme of Establishment.
Lorna and Barbara visited the Mearns Leader this week and said they were keen to work in partnership with bodies, with the aim of meeting the needs of the community.
Lorna added “We want to be a vibrant council, work in partnership with other groups and learn the views of the community.
“Whether this is from engaging online through surveys or through coffee mornings we want to hear the views from people. We have new members - some who are brand new to the community - and they can bring a different outlook.’’
The Leader first reported in April how the council had been dissolved following their AGM.
The group failed to meet their quota of 12 members, with some actually resigning on the night.
The community council has been responsible for the Christmas tree in Stonehaven and the Hannah Dyson award for several years.
An Aberdeenshire Council spokesperson said: “We would encourage them to continue to work with other groups in their area such as the Stonehaven Town Partnership as has been done previously.”