Planning for Real at Buchanhaven

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PETERHEAD folk are being encouraged to attend a Planning for Real process in Buchanhaven Community Centre this week.

The brainchild of the Buchanhaven Heritage Society, members hope there will be a big turnout for the event starting today (Tuesday) from 6-8pm.

The event continues on Thursday between 6-8pm, with an afternoon session on Saturday from 2-4pm.

During the event there will be old photographs supplied by the Family History Society of Buchan and refreshments will be provided while residents let the members know their thoughts on the Buchanhaven area, both good and bad.

Society chair Alex Geddes said: “We are very grateful for the support provided by those listed and in addition we would like to express our sincere gratitude to John Wallace of Peterhead Port Authority who recently provided a very generous donation to the society to ensure work can be progressed and a further update on this will be provided in due course.”

Support for the event is being provided by the Buchan Development Partnership, although it will be led by locals for locals.

A leaflet drop for the event has been provided by members of the 5th Peterhead Girl Guides and this again keeps the theme of local groups working with local residents.

Following the community consultation a Craft Fair will be held within the former school on Saturday, June 9 from 10 till 3pm where support has already been confirmed by a large number of local crafters. Once the final detail has been confirmed a full update will be provided ahead of the event.

In addition talks are already underway with a local artist for an art exhibition and competition soon after the craft fair and the members also hope to agree a date with members of Circo Modo soon for a family fun event.

Alex continued: “We are delighted with the support from local crafters and artists, community learning and development staff and Aberdeenshire Council in general. It is clear the project has huge potential for a true partnership approach to working and the members look forward to seeing this project develop as a joint venture.”

As the project develops further updates will be provided, but the members are still keen for local residents to make contact with the group with regards to fishing memoribilia.