Stonehaven and District Community Council is on the brink of being dissolved following a lack of members attending the AGM last week.
The group failed to meet their quota of 12e members, with some actually resigning on the night.
With big decisions due regarding housing developments in the coming month, the community council - which is consulted on planning applications - is in dire need of new members.
If the community council fails to reach the required 12 members it would be forced to dissolve.
In recent years, women and young people have been under represented.
To be able to sit on the community council, members must be aged over 18 and be on the electoral roll at a Stonehaven address.
However, if you own a business in Stonehaven (and may stay outwith the boundaries) you are still eligible to stand.
The community council hasbeen responsible for the Christmas tree in Stonehaven and the Hannah Dyson award for several years.
A spokesperson said: ‘‘Any member of the public who wishes to get involved and help save Stonehaven and District Community Council should contact Councillor Raymond Christie ,who is the returning officer until a new community council is convened with office bearers.