From Mike Duncan of Stonehaven and District Community Council
Are You Interested in the Future of Stonehaven?
Stonehaven is facing some important challenges ahead including improvements to the town centre, local schools, leisure facilities, healthcare provision, housing development and additional retail capacity in the town.
The Stonehaven & District Community Council (SDCC) is a voluntary group of local residents who care about their community and want to make it a better place to live. If you would like to become more involved in helping to shape the future of Stonehaven on behalf of the community, we are looking for new members.
We welcome anyone with enthusiasm and drive to make a difference. We have current vacancies for ordinary members, and we are also looking for a Treasurer so anyone with a background in accounting or bookkeeping would be especially welcome!
The SDCC works closely with the local authority and elected councillors to campaign and influence on a range of key local issues such as local authority spending, planning, improvements to the town centre and public facilities to addressing more every day concerns such as waste collection, dog fouling, GP appointments and local car parking. We also work closely with other local charity groups such the Lions to organise the town’s Christmas tree as well the increasingly popular New Year Nippy Dip!
I joined the SDCC three years ago and have been involved in several projects including roads / AWPR, mental health provision and our environmental group, Greener Kincardine & Mearns. As you might expect it is not without its challenges and frustrations but the community council is not a talking shop; we focus on issues where we can make a difference on behalf of the local community.
We meet on the second Tuesday of every month (7.30pm) at the Invercarron Resource Centre. Meetings are open to the public so why not come along and see what you could do for the town! Alternatively drop me an email if you would like to discuss further at firstname.lastname@example.org.