Braemar residents to take part in survey

Residents in Braemar are to be asked for their opinions in a survey.
Residents in Braemar are to be asked for their opinions in a survey.

Over the next couple of weeks, all the residents of Braemar are being asked to complete a survey questionnaire.

The survey asks questions about the range of services and facilities needed for the village; and also what people value and want to protect. The purpose is to develop an action plan of the needs and aspirations of the people for the future of their community. The process is being co-ordinated by a steering group set up by Braemar Community Council.

When the responses to the survey have been collated, the villagers will have an opportunity to review and comment on the findings, before the action plan is drafted. This will be done at an open day in the village hall on July 24; everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The event will also be an opportunity for groups and current projects within the village to be publicised and promoted.

The community action planning process is supported by Aberdeenshire Council, the Cairngorms National Park Authority and the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership, to enable the people in local communities to develop and influence their future. Mike Powell, development officer with the Marr Area Partnership, is supporting the steering group.

Davie Geddes, community councillor and chair of the steering group, said: “This is a great opportunity for everyone interested in the current and future needs of Braemar to get involved. Together, we can make our village an even better place to live, work and visit.”

For more about the process, and the opportunity to complete the questionnaire online visit