Marr community forums set to begin next week

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The Marr Community Ward Forums start in a couple of weeks, covering a range of topics including community councils’ role in planning.

The Citizens Advice Service and a new Oil Buying Club project in the Marr area will also be discussed.

 The dates and venues are: Ward 14: Wednesday. November 12 –Lumsden Hall, Lumsden,AB54 4GQ. The Square, Lumsden, AB54 4GQ (travelling north into Lumsden, pass the village green and take the next right before the pub).

Ward 15: Thursday November 13 –Logie Coldstone Hall, Logie Coldstone, AB34 5PQ. The hall is on the main road through the village (A97) and parking is available on the street outside the hall and in the nearby school playground.

Ward 16: Wednesday November 19 –Finzean Hall, Finzean, AB31 6LY. Travelling from Banchory on the B976, the hall is on the right hand side as you go through the village, parking is available opposite the hall.

Roisin Daly of the Marr Community Planning Group said: “Hopefully these sessions will be of interest to many members of your Community Council, community group or organisation... Also, please note that you can attend whichever Forum is most convenient to you and that you can reclaim your travel costs.’’

 If you are going to one of the forums, RSVP to