Welcome to the web presence of the Braeside and Mannofield Community Council.
Community Councils are statutory bodies, set up by an Act of Parliament. Their term of office is 3 years and they receive an annual grant from the City Council.
They have no executive powers although being close to and part of the local community they play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies.
Anyone who lives within the Community Council area and whose name is on the electoral roll can be nominated or apply to become a Community Councillor.
There are also places for young people aged 16 and 17 years and other co-options are allowed.
The Braeside and Mannofield Community Council has an upper limit of 12 members.
For full information about Community Councils download the Aberdeen City Council Handbook from the document archive.

You can email us at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Monday, 14 May 2018

Police Report - April 2018

The local Community Policing Team of Police Scotland have responded to our request to provide information that is more pertinent to our locality.  They have responded and the style of reporting has changed.  We will no longer be provided with crime statistics rather we will be given contextualised information that will allow us to assist our policing team in preventing and reducing crime or to solve crime after it happens.
This months report follows:

BRAESIDE & MANNOFIELD Community Council Report

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st April to 30th April 2018.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and residents you represent. Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:There continues to be a decrease in the amount of Antisocial Behaviour calls within area, those reported mostly relate to late night revellers returning home and the antisocial use of motorcycles predominantly along A93 and Craigton road leading out of the City. 

There have been no Assaults this reporting period. 

There were 2 instances of Vandalism reported, both where windows of vehicles were broken 2 but not in circumstances which would suggest a Theft.

Acquisitive Crime:
There have been 2 Thefts in the area, enquiries are ongoing and we would ask you to check your sheds and garages are locked and the valuable items within are secured, enquiries are still ongoing into these crimes. There have been no reported Housebreakings in the area.

Road Safety & Road Crime:
In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions. We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

We will continue to address local speeding issues and support our local schools in
ensuring the safety of YOUR children with operations around our local Primary's to
educate irresponsible and selfish parents, I'm sure you know who they are!

Community Engagement & Reassurance
I am certain you are tired of me saying LOCK YOUR DOORS month in month out and at every meeting, however if there is one thing YOU can do to reduce crime in YOUR community its circulating the message to LOCK THEIR DOORS. Don’t get me wrong the others are important but when you get up to find that your car is missing because someone left the front door open and the keys hanging up beside it you will rightly expect ALL our local resources to be deployed to help you.

We want to address ALL the local issues, but need to place a significant emphasis on acquisitive crime. The majority of those stealing from us don’t live in our area, so if in the middle of the night you think something just isn't right, trust your judgement and give us a call right away, either as an emergency on 999 or to the Service Centre on 101.

Over the last month there has been an increase in people reporting door to door salesmen, invariably offenders wanting to sell you something from the doorstep these people need to have a peddlers licence even then we would like to know about them via 101 as on occasion this has been a method of  "distraction" theft.

The importance of the relationship between you the Community Council and us your CPT in preventing crime cannot be underestimated, you are an integral part of our community and as such have access to information and opinions not open or readily accessible to us. 

You can help us in being able to take local action on behalf of local people. We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the overwhelming support our feedback plans have received. We will continue to feed back to the individual Community Councils the specific points they have raised.

National Campaigns
We all think we are too savvy to be taken in by fraudsters, that’s why they choose to pray on the elderly and other vulnerable groups. Please take a moment to have a look and pass the message on to anyone you think could be at risk. We cannot over emphasize the importance of ensuring our seniors are aware of the advice contained below, every month we hear of instances when this knowledge would have saved someone becoming a victim of this type of fraud and often loosing
substantial sums of money. Please share this advice with everyone
https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/


Want to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out.
http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our-performance/

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT


Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:
AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
HazleheadAshleyQueensCrossCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
TorryFerryhillCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Contactless Bus Fares

Stagecoach North are introducing contactless payments on their buses




Community Council Meeting - 22 May 2018

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

The meeting, which will begin at 7pm prompt, will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Parish Church, Great Western Road.

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here



ALL WELCOME

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Road Closures - Countesswells Road and Duthie Terrace

Aberdeen City council has announced the following road closure in our area.

Countesswells Road between Great Western Road and a point 20 metres north west from the junction and in 

Duthie Terrace between its junction with Great Western Road and the access to "The Spires" car park. 

These roads will be closed in the evening and overnight between 6.30pm on 14 May and 7am on the 15 May 2018

The closures are to allow work on the carriageway by Scottish Water.

Alternative routes are available via Craigielea Avenue and Craigton Road, and via Duthie Place and Cranford Road.

Community Choir still need help/members

The new Community Choir has not yet secured the services of either an accompanist or a Choir Leader.  It is essential for the success of the choir that these positions are filled as soon as possible.

If you can fulfil any of these two roles (either on a temporary or permanent basis), or you know anyone who can and might be interested, the organisers would love to hear from you. 

If you can help please contact Audrey Harvey at audreyharvey@talktalk.net

The next meeting of the group is on Tuesday 1 May at the Airyhall Library and it would be really great if someone would volunteer to act as accompanist either as a temporary measure till they can get someone longer term or for the longer term.

As well as a leader and an accompanist, the choir is need of an administrator and some more singers (pretty short on males).  If you can help in an capacity drop Audrey a line or just turn up.

Meeting Minutes - 24 April 2018

The minutes of the meeting of the Community Council held on Tuesday 24 April 2018 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.


The next meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church at 7pm on Tuesday 22 May 2018.

Meeting dates till the end of the year have also been agreed and are listed on the right.

All Welcome

We can still be contacted with queries or comment by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Look out there are Thieves about!

Police Scotland are concerned about the recent spate of thefts of, and from, motor cars parked in the area.  

Many of the thefts being reported are from unlocked cars.  There are some steps to take to make sure that you are not the next victim to lose property from your car.

1.  Make sure your car is locked.  Every time you leave it make sure you have locked it, no matter for how short a time that may be.

2.  Don't leave valuables in you car.  Leaving property in plain view is an open invitation to the thief.  An invitation they is happy to take.


3.  If you must leave property in your car then make sure it is out of sight in the boot. If they can't see it then they don't know it's there.

4.  Park in a well lit open area where a thief would find it difficult to operate without being seen. 

Modern cars are difficult to steal.  Most car thieves now will steal a car having acquired the key from its owner.  The most common form of this is to gain access to the owners house and steal the keys.

Again there are steps you can take to minimise the risk of becoming a victim.

1.  Lock the doors to your home.  If they can't get in, then they don't get access to your property, including your garage and car keys.

2.  Don't leave keys to your home or car in plain sight.  Lock all your keys away, or store them in a safe place.  If a thief enters your house through a window, house keys will let them out  and your car keys give them a means to transport your property in your car.

Finally if YOU think someone is acting suspicious in your area please contact 101 or 999 in an Emergency and let the police know.

By working together we can all make Braeside and Mannofield a safer area to live and work - for everyone except the criminals.

Monday, 23 April 2018

New Bus service 15a Timetable

Aberdeen City Council has agreed to continue assisting in funding the evening 15a bus service.

As of 1st April, the service will be run by Stagecoach Bluebird rather than by First Aberdeen.  As has been said many times, we have fought hard for this service and if we don't use it we could lose it.  So if you are heading into town of an evening, think about taking the bus.

Stagecoach have issued the timetable for the service and it can be downloaded or printed by clicking here.  For those who can't download the information the service times are as follows:

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Community Council Meeting - 24 April 2017

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 24 April 2018.

The meeting, which will begin at 7pm prompt, will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Parish Church, Great Western Road. 

Access to the Church will be by the Countesswells Road entrance.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here


ALL WELCOME

Monday, 16 April 2018

Community Choir - Important information


At the initial meeting of the Community Choir last week, it was agreed to meet again this Tuesday - 17 April.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, organisers have been unable to secure the services of a choir leader and accompanist for the meeting this Tuesday.

In order that everyone has an enjoyable experience at the next meeting, it has been decided to postpone the next meeting until Tuesday 1st May at the same venue, and the same time. This will allow time to identify and organise the appropriate logistics required.

If anyone can help or can suggest either a choir leader or an accompanist audreyharvey@talktalk.net would be delighted to hear from you.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Community Choir - URGENT ASSISTANCE

The new Community Choir is URGENTLY seeking an accompanist and a choir leader.

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen and personal circumstances the choir organisers find themselves without either.

The next meeting of the group is on Tuesday 17 April at the Airyhall Library and it would be really great if someone would volunteer to act as accompanist either as a temporary measure till they can get someone longer term or for the longer term.

Alistair Stark, of the Mango Choir has agreed to lead some singing on the day, but the group are seeking a permanent choir leader.

If you can fulfil any of these two roles (either on a temporary or permanent basis), or you know anyone who can and might be interested, the organisers would love to hear from you. 

If you can help please contact Audrey Harvey at audreyharvey@talktalk.net

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Community Choir Meeting

As reported earlier, The Community Council is working with the West Locality Leadership Group in establishing the feasibility of forming a Community Choir in the area. The formation of a choir will have a number of benefits to individuals and the community as a whole.

The meeting to consider the formation of a Community Choir was held at Airyhall Library on 10 April. Although the weather was unkind with rain and wind, almost 30 people braved the elements and came along.
The initiative was well supported by those who attended and it was decided that the choir would meet at Airyhall Library every Tuesday at 6.30pm.  Attendees were keen to ensure that the objective of the group was to meet, sing and socialise and that there should be a broad music selection rather than any particular format.  It was agreed that a nominal fee of £2 per week would be levied toward the cost of hiring the room.

There was an obvious lack of male singers, with only two men attending. Gents, if you have an interest and fancy exercising your vocal chords, you will be made most welcome or, ladies, if you know of a man with a good voice who might be interested please encourage them to join in.

The more people who come along, the more fun the evenings will be - so, if you are interested in singing, playing a musical instrument or helping the choir in some other way get in touch or just come along to a meeting.  If you want more details then email Audrey Harvey on audreyharvey@talktalk.net

Further details on organisation and the way ahead will be discussed at the next meeting but, attendees were assured that at that meeting….the singing begins.

The next meeting of the choir will be held at Airyhall Library at 6.30pm on Tuesday 17 April 2018

ALL WELCOME

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Meeting Minutes - 27 March 2018

The minutes of the Community Council meeting of Tuesday 27 March 2018 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church at 7pm on Tuesday 24 April 2018

All Welcome

We can still be contacted with queries or comment by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Nuart returns 12-15 April 2018


Following its huge success in the city last year, Nuart is returning to Aberdeen in 2018.

Nuart Aberdeen, a new international platform, is designed to not only present the most interesting and relevant Street Art of its time, but to also activate and inspire an emergent local scene whilst encouraging creative collaborations with Aberdeen's twin city Stavanger.

Brought to you by the team behind Stavanger’s internationally renowned Nuart Festival, the award-winning festival returns to the Granite City for its second year this April.

Developed in collaboration with Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council, Nuart Aberdeen will provide a platform for local, national and international artists to showcase their work through a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions.

The festival takes place from Thursday 12 – Sunday 15 April 2018 and is supplemented by a program of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours and workshops.

Visit Nuart Aberdeen’s web site for more information about the festival, the activities and the various venues.

http://2018.nuartaberdeen.co.uk/

Friday, 6 April 2018

Police Report - March 2018



Sergeant Simon Lewis-Dalby says, "During the reporting period there were no reports of theft by housebreaking, there have however been two instances of break-ins to sheds in the West End, one of which involved eight sheds/garages being broken into and a number of cycles and garden tools were taken in this case the culprits were apprehended and have been reported. The one break into a shed in the Mannofield area resulted in two off road motorcycles being taken.

Although the nights are growing lighter we would still remind people to chain their cycles and motorcycles up when in a locked garage, particularly if they are on view from a garage window. Use a substantial lock/Chain and it would probably be best not to keep all your tools for removing
such a lock/chain next to it.

We would ask that anyone seen hanging around the rear of properties and in common lanes in
suspicious circumstances is reported to us.

The vandalisms across the area relate to either single unrelated incidents or were part of another
crime. In the case of the theft from vehicles the car in question had been left unlocked with valuables on display the culprits stole small amounts of loose change and personal items. As keyless entry becomes far more common in vehicles we would ask you to check the door is locked when you leave the vehicle.

The calls in relation to substance misuse in the Mannofield area is where to local resident smelled cannabis being smoked, whilst we are always happy to hear about such instances for intelligence purposes we would urge residents to call us as you see/smell it to allow us the best opportunity to attend and address these issues.

One of the issues constantly brought up at Community Council meetings are concerns regarding speeding, those reported for no insurance were stopped as part of our commitment to address your concerns during local speed checks.

Our team is committed to keeping the community safe, preventing and detecting crime. If you think something just isn't right, trust your judgement and give us a call right away, either as an emergency on 999 or to the Service Centre on 101. Quick and effective reporting allows our team to react accordingly and maximise the opportunity to apprehend offenders"

Can you help us?
The importance of the relationship between you the Community Council and us your CPT in preventing crime cannot be underestimated, you are an integral part of our community and as such have access to information and opinions not open or readily accessible to us.

Whilst we rely on trends, analysis and sometimes a good old fashioned Police Officers feeling about something, in many instances it is often the local householder who notices something out of the ordinary first. This will assist us greatly in being able to take local action on behalf of local people.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the overwhelming support our feedback plans have received. We will feed back to the individual Community Councils on the specific points they have raised.
Addressing Local Concerns
Over the next month in response to local concerns we plan to conduct speed and safety checks around our local Primary Schools to ensure drivers are doing all they can to keep OUR children safe. In addition we will be conducting late night foot patrols around the area to detect and deter acquisitive crime, if you see the officers in your back lane please give them a wave.

National Campaigns
We all think we are too savvy to be taken in by fraudsters, that’s why they choose to prey on the elderly and other vulnerable groups. Please take a moment to have a look and pass the message on to anyone you think could be at risk. We cannot over emphasize the importance of ensuring our seniors are aware of the advice contained below, every month we hear of instances when this knowledge would have saved someone becoming a victim of this type of fraud and often loosing substantial sums of money.

Please share this advice with everyone  https://takefive-stopfraud.org.uk/

What to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out.  http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our- performance/"


The local policing team are based at Whinhill and request that if any suspicious activity is seen they are contacted, either as an emergency on 999 or on the Police Scotland Service Centre at 101.

Follow the Local Policing Team on Twitter @NorthEPolice #HazleheadCPT

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the Hazlehead Policing team:

HazleheadAshleyQueensCrossCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
LowerDeesideCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
KingswellSheddocksleyCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Margaret E Stewart, Garthdee Spirit of the Community Awards

One of our neighbouring Community Councils, in conjunction with their local Community Centre, organise an annual Community Award event.

Paul O'Connor, chair of the Garthdee Community Council has issued this invitation:

"I am delighted to extend to you, your friends, family, and colleagues a very warm invitation to the 2018 Margaret E Morrison Garthdee spirit of the community awards and Inchgarth AGM. This is our tenth awards ceremony and it's going to be our most powerful yet with those nominated to date a real mix of long term volunteering and outstanding stories of triumph over adversity.

For 2 of the stories you w
ill need your hankies such is the strength and emotion of their journey, but fear not, there are plenty of uplifting award recipient nominations in, each with a wonderful story to tell.

Nominations are still open so if you know of anyone deserving of recognition then please do nominate them by filling in a nomination form and emailing it back.

We would love to see you at the event and would be grateful if you could share the information attached.

Thank you for your time and I hope you can join us on the 29th June for an evening of awards, buffet, wine, ice cream, fantastic entertainment and community celebration with another 400+ from all walks of life and services.

Best wishes,

Paul"


For more information visit the Inchgarth Community Centre web page on 

https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/

We wish Paul, the organisers and the award nominees and winners all the best.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Community Council Meeting - 27 March 2018

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 27 March 2018.

The meeting will begin at 7pm prompt and will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Parish Church, Great Western Road. Access to the Church will be by the Countesswells Road entrance.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here



ALL WELCOME

Friday, 9 March 2018

Community Choir - Interested?

The Community Council is working with the West Locality Leadership Group in establishing the feasibility of forming a Community Choir in the area. The formation of a choir will have a number of benefits to individuals and the community as a whole.

There are known therapeutic advantages in certain illness to exposure to music, involvement could relieve loneliness and that a multi-cultural, multi-aged involvement would be very positive within the community. 

Work is already ongoing to secure the services of a choir master and meeting venue, however, there is a need, before progressing further to gauge the support for forming a choir.  There is little point in going ahead if there is not the numbers.

You don't need to be the next winner of the X Factor or Britain's got Talent, you just need to be enthusiastic (holding a note would be useful of course).

With this in mind, there will be a meeting at the Airyhall Library on 10th April at 6.30pm, to gauge interest.   If at all interested as a choir member, a musician or just to help out with teas and coffees, why not come along to the Library and let us know.


ALL WELCOME

Reporting Potholes and other Road Defects


Following the recent snow and rain, the problem with potholes on our roads has become more noticeable. If you have concerns about any road in the city you can report this to the City Council through a link in their web page:

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/roads-transport-and-parking/report-road-and-pavement-faults-and-potholes

On their website, the Council has this to say about potholes:

"a pothole is: a sharp edged hole anywhere in the road surface where part or all of the surface layers have been removed. In order for us to consider it a defect and therefore fill it, it generally needs to be more than 50mm deep. However, some potholes in the city centre or on crucial access roads that are deeper than 35mm will be filled. How quickly they are filled depends on the severity and location. If the pothole is in a footway, it needs to be more than 20mm deep before it will be treated as urgent.

Potholes can return after being repaired if, in the first instance, it is more practical to do a temporary repair in order to get this done quickly and prevent further deterioration. We may do this if the road is due to be completely resurfaced soon."


In case of an emergency the Council can be contacted on 03000 200 292.
The Council aims to resolve emergency reports within 2-24, with other serious defects being repaired within 7 working days.

It should be noted that Aberdeen City Council is not responsible for maintaining any private or 'unadopted' roads or trunk roads. Trunk roads such as the A90 North Anderson Drive are the responsibility of Transport Scotland. Go to BEAR Scotland for more information on trunk roads in the North East.

There are numerous private (unadopted) roads, lanes and footways in Aberdeen, many of which are used by the public. The Council have a duty to maintain roads on the Statutory List of Public Roads however but have no obligation to take care of private roads. If you want to find out whether a road has been adopted by the Council, you can call 03000 200 292.

If the defect is to damaged or dislodged manhole covers, some of these will be the responsibility of utility companies, such as Scottish Water, electricity and telecommunications companies. It should say on the cover who is responsible. Please contact the utility company in question direct if the manhole cover belongs to them. If it is not clear who the cover belongs to, please call us on 03000 200 292 in order that further investigation can be carried out.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Police Report - February 2018


Sergeant Simon Lewis-Dalby says, "During the reporting period there were no reports of theft by housebreaking, there have however been 3 break-ins and thefts from garages and sheds in Mannofield. We believe these continue to be by individuals looking to steal push bikes. In all instances either cycles or power tools were taken.  Whilst it would seem overkill we would remind people to chain their cycles up even when in a locked garage, particularly if they are on view from a garage window.

Once again, we ask that anyone seen hanging around the rear of properties and in common lanes in
suspicious circumstances is reported to us.

The theft from the motor vehicle was from an unlocked car with valuables on display the culprits stole small amounts of loose change and personal items, as keyless entry becomes far more common in vehicles we would ask you to check the door is locked when you leave the vehicle.

Our team is committed to keeping the community safe, preventing and detecting crime. If you
think something just isn't right, trust your judgement and give us a call right away, either as an
emergency on 999 or to the Service Centre on 101. Quick and effective reporting allows our team
to react accordingly and maximise the opportunity to apprehend offenders."

Can you help us?
Whilst we rely on trends, analysis and sometimes a good old fashioned Police Officers feeling
about something, in many instances it is often the local householder who notices something out
of the ordinary first. Reporting your suspicions to us will assist us greatly in being able to take local action on behalf of local people.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for the overwhelming support our
feedback plans have received. We will feed back to the individual Community Councils on the
specific points they have raised.

Addressing Local Concerns
Over the next month in response to local concerns we plan to conduct speed and safety checks
around our local Primary Schools to ensure drivers are doing all they can to keep OUR children
safe.

The local policing team are based at Whinhill and request that if any suspicious activity is seen they are contacted, either as an emergency on 999 or on the Police Scotland Service Centre at 101.

Follow the Local Policing Team on Twitter @NorthEPolice #HazleheadCPT

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the Hazlehead Policing team:

HazleheadAshleyQueensCrossCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
LowerDeesideCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
KingswellSheddocksleyCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Empty Grit Bins?

With this prolonged spell of cold and snow, some of the salt/grit bins that are around the area may be becoming low on supplies.

If a grit bin near you is empty or emptying then let the council know and they will have it refilled.

You can report it by telephoning the council on 03000 200 292 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

or by clicking here

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

AGM and Meeting Minutes

The Community Council Annual General Meeting was held on 27 February in the Gordon Room, Mannofield Church.

The minutes of the AGM can be downloaded by clicking here 

The February monthly followed immediately after the AGM and the minutes can be viewed by clicking here.

If you have any queries on any of the items in either set of minutes please feel free to email on bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Traffic Restriction - Craigton Road

Between 0900 on 5 March 2018, and 8pm on 9 March 2018 there will be a temporary one-way restriction on Craigton Road, between its junctions with Great Western Road and Gordon Road. 

The permitted direction of travel will be westbound (from the city) only. 

In addition, there will be a prohibition of driving on Craigielea Avenue between its junction with Craigton Road and the boundary between numbers 37-49 and 51-63 Craigielea Avenue, with a a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. 

These measures are necessary to protect public safety during carriageway patching and kerbing works.
 
An alternative route is available via Kenfield Crescent and Countesswells Road.

Growing Food in Aberdeen - a survey

The Planning and Sustainable Development of Aberdeen City Council are seeking your help by completing the following 3 minute survey.

The survey is about food growing in Aberdeen and is open to anyone who works and lives within the city to complete. 

The information from the survey will help inform development of food ideas and growing spaces within Aberdeen in the form of a Food Growing Strategy, being led by the Council. 

Click the link to take you to the survey.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Agenda - AGM and Meeting 27 February 2018

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of the Community Council will be held at 7.00pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at the Gordon Room in the Mannofield Church.  The Agenda for the AGM can be downloaded by clicking here.

The monthly meeting of the Community Council will begin immediately after the Annual General Meeting and the Agenda for the February meeting can be downloaded by clicking here.

Both Agenda can be accessed from the Document Archive.

ALL WELCOME 

Police Report - January 2018



Sergeant Simon Lewis-Dalby says, "During the month;y reporting period there were 3 reports of theft in the Mannofield area. As has previously been the case thieves continue to target a mix of houses and their garages looking to steal push bikes.  In addition, the vandalisms reported in the area relate to damage to garages so we again appeal for information if anyone seen hanging around the rear of properties and in common lanes in suspicious circumstances.

The drugs report in the Mannofield areas are followed a landlord discovering drugs in their rented premises.

The antisocial behaviour in all areas is a mix of general alcohol fuelled bad behaviour late in the evenings by persons walking home from the City centre and some minor youth annoyances predominantly youths throwing snowballs and persons ringing and knocking on doors.

Can you help us?

The importance of the relationship between you the Community Council and us your CPT in
preventing crime cannot be underestimated, you are an integral part of our community and as
such have access to information and opinions not open or readily accessible to us.

Whilst we rely on trends, analysis and sometimes a good old fashioned Police Officers feeling about something, in many instances it is often the local  householder who notices something out of the ordinary first.

Over recent years we have delivered figures to the meetings and whilst figures in context can be important to enable an informed view, We would like to have some of the time we spend with you being where you can fulfil that most important of Community Council roles, feeding back to us about local concerns and issues. This will assist us greatly in being able to take local action on behalf of local people.

Addressing Local Concerns
Over the next month in response to local concerns we plan to conduct speed enforcement In the Springhill Road / Countesswells Road / Queens Road / Craigton Road / Great Western road areas.

The local policing team are based at Whinhill and request that if any suspicious activity is seen they are contacted, either as an emergency on 999 or on the Police Scotland Service Centre at 101.

Follow the Local Policing Team on Twitter @NorthEPolice   #HazleheadCPT


Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the Hazlehead Policing team:

Friday, 19 January 2018

Consultation on Community Councils


Aberdeen City Council is currently reviewing the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils. The Local Government Scotland Act 1973 requires any amendments to the Scheme to be advertised locally to seek representations from members of the public. The consultation ends on Friday 16 February 2018.

Community councils are set up under a scheme called the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils in Aberdeen which shows:

1.    The roles and responsibilities of Community Councils
2.    The governance arrangements in place to assist Community Councils in carrying out their roles, including Constitution and Standing Orders
3.    The boundaries of each Community Council
4.    The Complaints Procedure for Community Councils

Please note that the maps for each of the areas are available on request by contacting the Community Council Liaison Officer or by viewing them at any of the open days that have been organised to show the revised boundaries for Community Councils and the revisions to the Scheme. 

All meetings will be held in Committee Room 2, Town House, Union Street, Aberdeen

Friday 19 January 2018 – 9am until 5pm
Tuesday 30 January 2018 – 2pm until 8pm
Wednesday 7 February 2018 – 6pm until 9pm

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Litter

At a recent meeting of the Community Council, the issue of litter was discussed. It is felt that the amount of litter being seen around our streets and other public areas is on the increase.

Litter is not only unsightly, it can also be dangerous, indeed recently a kitchen knife was found discarded in the street.  Plastic bottles, food wrappers, drinks cups and packaging have all been seen blowing around our streets.

We are fortunate enough to live in a nice area that is, generally safe and environmentally aware, why, then is it being spoilt by some who do not have the common courtesy to take their litter with them and dispose of it in appropriate way, rather than dropping it in the open air.

The recycle bins at the rear of the library have been targeted by fly tippers in recent times, with old televisions and mattresses having been dumped for the council to collect.

PLEASE do your bit for our community.  Take your litter home with you, encourage others to take theirs home with them, and let the council know if you spot a particular problem area.

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Community Council Meeting - 16 January 2018


The next meeting of the Community Council, the first of 2018, will be on Tuesday 16 January 2018.

The meeting begins at 7pm prompt and will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Parish Church, Great Western Road. Access to the Church will be by the Countesswells Road entrance.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here


ALL WELCOME