Ellon resident, Norman Fraser, has recently received a Tidy Villages honorarium from the Ellon Community Council.
The Community Council presented Norman with a cheque for £400 at their monthly meeting on Monday night in recognition of his voluntary work around Ellon over the past 14 years as well as the years to come.
It is a very valuable service that you provide to the folks of EllonSandy McDougall Ellon Community Council Chairman
Norman works hard to ensure various public areas around the town are kept tidy including spaces around the riverside and the entrance to Castle Park.
He also supports the work of the Ellon Civic Pride.
Chairman of the Ellon Community Council, Sandy McDougall, said: “Norman is almost solely responsible for cleaning around the riverside.
“I think being an advocate to the riverside.”
Sandy added: “It is with great pleasure that we would like to present you with this cheque.
“It is a very valuable service that you provide to the folks of Ellon.”
Norman is delighted to have received a thank you in recognition of his efforts to clean up Ellon.
He said: “To be honest I was gobsmacked.
“The most fascinating part of it is meeting people.
“I’ve met people from all over the world and I pride myself as a conversationalist.”
Norman added: “I’m 80 years old and I do not need the money and to me there is more deserving people in the community than me.
Before receiving the cheque Norman had already chosen to donate the money to the Ellon Resource Centre.
He said:“The money would be more good for them.
“Thank you all very much I’m very grateful.
“I take pride in what I do.”