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Forres Community Council re-starts face-to-face monthly public meetings at the Tolbooth


By Garry McCartney

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Forres Community Council met in the courtroom upstairs at the Tolbooth but can meet on the ground floor if required.
Forres Community Council met in the courtroom upstairs at the Tolbooth but can meet on the ground floor if required.

FORRES Community Council (FCC) met face to face at the Tolbooth on Thursday evening for the first time since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic last March.

Moray Councillors George Alexander and Lorna Creswell attended with Police Inspector Tony McChullie to discuss a range of local matters including youth annoyance, speeding and parking issues, upgrading of Mannachie play park, an outdoor gym, planting trees and Transition Town Forres’ application for a Community Asset Transfer.

New chairwoman Kathleen Robertson was encouraged by the community’s engagement – there were 10 members of the public at the meeting.

She said: “It was great! My aspiration is that FCC is solution and action-focused, and helps to bring groups with common aims together for the benefit of the whole of Forres. Forres has fantastic groups, organisations and volunteers – it’s important that we collaborate and share ideas as working in silos and duplicating efforts is a waste of resources. As we emerge from the pandemic, unity in our community is more important than ever!”

The next public meeting is at 7pm at the Tolbooth on Thursday, December 16.



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