The Tenant Participation Promotion Team is made up of seven tenants who have been elected to their post by other Aberdeenshire tenants at the Autumn Tenant Event. Each member is elected for three years and any Aberdeenshire Council Tenant is eligible to stand as a member. If you feel you don't 'know enough' don't worry, neither did any of us when we started! We fully understand and will support you until you find your legs.
The TPPT looks at issues which affect tenants and ways of dealing with them, they work closely with individual tenants, tenant groups and with Aberdeenshire Council Officers to find ways to solve problems and improve housing services for tenants.
We should like to point out that although TPPT works closely with Aberdeenshire Council and receives support from them to carry out their activities TPPT is not part of Aberdeenshire Council and is a wholly independent group whose main aim is to support tenants and tenant views and make these known to the council.
We meet on a monthly basis, usually at Gordon House, Inverurie to discuss matters affecting tenants and to raise any issues brought to them by tenants with the appropriate Council personnel.
In addition to this the team take an active role in trying to encourage more tenants to become involved in tenant participation. Tenants have the chance to make a difference to how housing services within Aberdeenshire are run and delivered but only if they are willing to take part and speak up about the things which affect them and about which they are concerned. The members of TPPT are always happy to hear from tenants regarding any worries, problems or ideas they have concerning housing services and contact details for team members can be found here

Local Tenant Groups

Local Tenant Groups are made up of local tenants who have got together to form a Registered Tenant Organisation (RTO) these groups provide help and advice to local tenants on housing and community matters.

The groups work with tenants and Aberdeenshire Council to promote the interests and concerns of local residents within their area in such areas as:

The Environment
Community Life

Many groups are involved in a range of community issues and projects within their home area and are a great source of information, advice and support for local residents.

The groups are recognised by Aberdeenshire Council and receive support and financial assistance from the council.

Tenant Groups are:

Directly consulted by the council on issues affecting tenants.
Are able to feed in to the Tenant Participation Promotion Team.
Can raise items for discussion at Tenant Participation Promotion Team meetings.

Tenant Participation Promotion Team briefing notes are sent to local tenant group office bearers allowing groups to be kept up-to-date with the issues being discussed and to keep them informed of any new initiatives which are being looked at or have been put into place.

All tenants are welcome to attend meetings of their local groups but we suggest contacting the group first to confirm time and place of local meetings.

The Following is a list of local tenant groups with links to information about the group and its meeting times etc.

CATRA (Crimond)
HARA (Hatton)

TAWRA  (Thistle & Windmill Court, Fraserburgh) 


CATRA (Crimond)

CATRA (Crimond Area Tenants and Residents Association)

Contact Julie Pickering, Chairperson
Tel: 01346 531134

Meetings held the second Tuesday of the month in Crimond Primary School.

HARA (Hatton)

HARA (Hatton Area Residents Association)

Contact: Anne Allan, Chair
01779 841422



Facebook Page: https@//!/groups/hara2012

Meetings held monthly, contact us via email for details.


TAWRA (Fraserburgh)

TAWRA  (Thistle & Windmill Court, Fraserburgh) Stanley Green, Chair 25 Windmill Court Tel: 01346 511042

Meetings held on the second Wednesday of the month in Windmill Court, Fraserburgh.



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CATRA Crimond Area Tenants & Residents Association
At the AGM in November the Chair reported yet another successful year in resolving problems, such as the restructuring of the Bus Stop at Logie Road West and remedial work on the Potholes/ Logie  Road/A90 Pavements.
At the beginning of the year CATRA decided to raise funds for a defibrillator for the Community and the first Fund Raising event was a successful quiz in June. By the end of September sufficient monies had been donated by SSEN, Buchan Tractor and Engine Club, and Crimond School, to buy the defibrillator. After Council legalities have been satisfied we look forward to the installation of this very valuable piece of equipment which is to be located at Crimond School.
At the end of September we hosted our Annual Fun Run which was very well organised by Duncan Lynch of ABC Scotland. All proceeds were for the benefit of Crimond Christmas Lights to cover the maintenance and the erecting and dismantling by B.E.A.R Scotland.
All in all a very successful year and we at CATRA look forward to more challenges in 2019.  Details of future meetings can be found on our Facebook Page - ALL WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Julie Pickering (CATRA Chair/Secretary)