Community council office bearers elected

At this week's annual general meeting of Kintore and District Community Council (held online due to Covid-19 restrictions) Jamie Grant was elected as the new chairman, Bill Duthie was elected treasurer and Janine Cracknell was elected as secretary.

Jamie Grant

Jamie Grant, Chairman
The new chairman, Jamie Grant grew up in Aberdeenshire, but spent 12 years in Ireland before moving back with his wife Annabelle, and two boys, Will and Finn in 2013, and settled in Kintore.

"We very much enjoyed the community spirit in the village," Jamie explains, " and quickly made many friends which led to a busy social life for all of us."

Also involved in the local Rotary Club, Jamie was always keen to get involved in community events and to be able to help where possible.
Jamie is involved in several businesses around Aberdeen, which keep him busy, and when not working he enjoys local walks, mountain biking and family trips in the campervan.

Janine Cracknell

Janine Cracknell, Secretary
Janine Cracknell moved to Kintore in July 2012 from Broadstone, Dorset with her husband Mark and two young daughters Jessica and Amelia.

Mark works in Oil and Gas as an Engineer and the family chose Kintore due to the excellent reputation of Kintore School’s Additional Needs Link. Since settling in Kintore, the Cracknell family has made many fantastic friendships and thoroughly enjoy the wonderful community spirit.

Janine decided to serve on the Kintore and District Community Council to give something back to the town that had welcomed her family so warmly.

As well as being a full time Mum to her two daughters with Autism, Janine runs the Kintore Additional Needs Parent Support Group. This group provides support to parents and carers of children with any additional needs in Kintore and surrounding areas. Janine is also a member of the Kemnay Academy Parent Council.

Bill Duthie

Bill Duthie, Treasurer
Bill Duthie was brought up in Aberdeenshire and he and his wife moved from Aberdeen to Kintore in 1986. Since then they have brought up a son and daughter in Kintore.

Bill was previously a member and treasurer of Kintore District Community Council in the 90s. Bill retired from Aberdeenshire Council 2 years ago.

He is looking forward to supporting the people of Kintore through his work with Kintore District Community Council. Bill is also a long suffering Dons fan and a member of Kintore Golf Club.
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