New Community Council elected

New Ellon Community Council members Claire Tawse and Carla Zambonini
New Ellon Community Council members Claire Tawse and Carla Zambonini

The 12 new members of Ellon Community Council have been chosen.

The results were announced following a count at the Buchan Hotel in Ellon on Tuesday.

Formartine area manager Elaine Brown empties the ballot box with Claire Young

Formartine area manager Elaine Brown empties the ballot box with Claire Young

A total of 222 people turned out to cast their vote, with each person allowed to vote for up to 12 candidates.

The new Ellon Community Council members are Claire Tawse, Carla Zambonini, George Stewart, Juliana-Maria Gorska, Bruce Robertson, Ian Arthur Killicoat, Ghassan Al Hassani, Allan Forrest, Craig Davis, Michael Jennings, Michael Morton and Carron Boardman.

Formartine area manager Elaine Brown said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in today’s election and offer my congratulations to the candidates. I look forward to working with them all.

“We had nearly double the number of candidates required which shows there are a lot of people who want to help and represent the community they live in.

“Hopefully those who were unsuccessful on this occasion will not be discouraged.

“There are lots of ways people can help their local community.”

As well as representing the community to the local authority, community councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities.

Community councils can advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes on behalf of local communities.