Call for City Centre Community Council members

An appeal is being made for more people to join Aberdeen City Centre Community Council.

It was formed in 2013 but membership has fallen from eight to six – the minimum allowed.

Chairman Dustin Macdonald said: “If a sixth member leaves we will have to stop operating pretty much immediately, so we are in danger of not existing anymore.

“If the community council is forced to fold, then that vital voice that fights for the future of the area will be lost.”

The group has taken part in number of consultations on City Centre Masterplan projects, including Broad Street and Union Terrace Gardens.

Mr Macdonald said that family and work commitments had affected membership.

He added: “Our boundary has recently been extended to encompass parts of Ferryhill and George Street though, so we have a bigger pool of people to potentially pull from.”

Anyone interested in joining should contact Aberdeen City Council’s community council liaison officer on 01224 522723 or by e-mailing communitycouncils@aberdeencity.gov.uk