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Community council support for flood repair work

By Kirsty Brown

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Following the collapse of the bank between the Turriff and Gassie Burns recently, which could potentially lead to substantial flooding within the show ground and around the boating pond, enquiries have been made into who owns the land where the breach has occurred.

These enquiries have revealed that the land appears to be "orphaned" as owners of the land are unable to be identified to date.

Owing to the urgency of the matter, which has resulted in the increase in levels and current to the Gassie burn, Turriff Show Committee have stepped forward and volunteered to carry out repairs, which will cost them in the region of £3000.

Following their monthly meeting, Turriff and District Community Council (TDCC) discussed the implications of the situation and decided that it would a appropriate to make a contribution to the cost of the work involved.

Members unanimously agreed to contribute £600 towards these costs, as the Haughs is an area which is greatly used by the whole community.

TDCC secretary Rebekah Beats said: “We are delighted to be able to make this small contribution on behalf of the community to assist with the repairs.

"If any groups or individuals who would like to contribute towards these repairs or know anything about the history of the Gassie Burn, Gasworks and ownership of the land they can contact either Turriff Show Committee or Turriff and District Community Council”.

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