Cllr George Carr - Mearns

 

George was first elected in 2007 as Councillor to the Mearns.  He also works as a scientific officer at the Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen, specialising in grass research.

He comes from a farming background and having lived all his life in the Mearns at Lumgair, takes a keen interest in the local community.

As Group Scout Leader and Venture Scout Leader of Stonehaven Scouts, he has had a long commitment to the Group over the last twenty years. He serves on Stonehaven It’s Special and the Stonehaven Hogmanay Festival committee and is a founder member of Stonehaven Fireballs Association.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Mearns Councillor welcomes decision on Laurencekirk playing fields

Mearns Conservative Councillor, George Carr has welcomed the decision on the existing Mearns Academy playing fields. Aberdeenshire Policy and Resources Committee recently voted overwhelmingly to retain the playing fields against a recommendation to sell.

Councillor Carr said "local groups have been campaigning for several years now and this is a significant milestone to bring some closure to this matter. Mearns Community Council and all the consultations on Laurencekirk going back to those on the Community Centre were clear that these pitches should be retained."

Local views sought on Fettercairn Arch road layout

Mearns Cllr George Carr has requested that Roads Officers consult locals and review the traffic layout at Fettercairn Arch.Following repeated concerns being expressed by residents to Cllrs and Officers from far and wide, a meeting was held with local Councillors to consider  options.Cllr Carr explained "the original work to the road layout at Fettercairn Arch was never considered by Councillors but was implemented by Roads Officers in an attempt to protect the historic structure. Unfortunately, since this work took place many cars have been damaged,  and last summer more than one caravan got stuck which took several hours to jack up and release.

Catterline takes a stand against nature!

Local Mearns Cllr George Carr has congratulated Catterline residents who have come together following severe land slips during the wet winter of 2012.The sea cliffs in front of North Row in the village suffered a worrying slip which came perilously close to the road in front of their houses. This was actually the latest land  slip,  which also blocked their road to the beach for several months.Following extensive consideration of engineering solutions and costings, it became abundantly clear that a conventional solution would be extremely expensive.