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Community Association

The Association was set up in 1997 as a charity at the suggestion of Bill Pardy, a Canadian consultant employed by Aberdeenshire Council. Bill’s philosophy was that communities should be allowed and encouraged by local authorities to contribute to their economic development and government. This ‘bottom-up’ approach was embraced by a minority of officers who since then have helped to foster community spirit and involvement, particularly in environmental activi8ties including maintenance of the Cleanhill woodland. This has continued a tradition which began with the formation of an Amenities Committee when the woodland was bought by the Town Council in 1930.

Square Renovation

Successive Community Action Plans had indicated that renovation of the Square was a top priority for the people of Foggie. The Association, in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council, was responsible for an environmental project which transformed the Square in 2010. Most of the total cost of £83000 was met by the Council and the EU LEADER Programme. Main contractor was Highland Stoneways, Turriff.

Since the demise of the Community Council the Association has also acted as the voice of the community, with regular Community Action Plans being used by Aberdeenshire Council to guide local development policies.