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

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Police Scotland - Crime Reduction Advice

Constable Bob McKinney of the Crime Reduction Unit based at Nigg Police Office has recently circulated some warnings and advice.

He says : "You may be aware already but I think it's something worth reiterating; on Wednesday 1st March 2017 the penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving a motor vehicle will be increasing from the current levels to potentially 6 penalty point and a fine of £200. This will also include persons who are passengers supervising learner drivers.

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of people reporting that they have responded to adverts they've seen online, advertising items for sale and then after contacting the seller, making payment for said items which never arrive. Only some time later, after the payment has been made, does the buyer realise that it was a scam. A common denominator in these transactions appears to be that the payment is made directly into a bank account, no doubt under the control of the fraudster. If undertaking these sorts of transaction, Crime Reduction would always recommend the use of an intermediate party such as PayPal, Apple pay or Google Checkout to minimise the risk to buyers and provide proof of purchase and a line of enquiry for Police, should the transaction appear suspicious at a later time.

As always, if you'd like any advice on how to keep yourself or your property safe, please give us a call on the Police Scotland non-emergency number of 101 and ask for Crime Reduction. We'd be only too happy to help."

Constable McKinney can be contacted at Crime Reduction Unit, Police Scotland, North East Division, Nigg Police Office, 230 Abbotswell Crescent, Nigg, Aberdeen, AB12 3JT,
Tel: 101

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Agenda - AGM and Meeting 28 February 2017

The Agenda for the AGM and for the February Community Council Meeting that follows, is now available for download by clicking here.

The AGM and the Community Council will be held at the Airyhall Community Centre, Countesswells Road starting at 7.00pm prompt on Tuesday 28 February 2017.

Please note that the venue has been changed to the Community Centre as the Primary School is no longer available.

ALL WELCOME

Police Report - January 2017

QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUES
Jan-17
Dec-16
Nov-16
Oct-16
Sep-16
Aug-16
Jul-16
Jun-16
May-16
Apr-16
Mar-16
Feb-16
Total
Motorcycle annoyance
0
5
0
6
4
4
2
5
4
2
1
0
33
Drinking in Public
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
Drug/Substance Misuse
1
2
1
3
0
3
2
5
0
1
2
1
21
Public Nuisance
5
2
4
6
9
5
5
5
3
1
10
3
58
Total
6
9
5
15
13
12
9
15
8
4
13
4
113










REPORTED CRIMES
Jan-17
Dec-16
Nov-16
Oct-16
Sep-16
Aug-16
Jul-16
Jun-16
May-16
Apr-16
Mar-16
Feb-16
Total
Attempted Housebreaking
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Theft by Housebreaking (House)
1
0
1
2
3
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
9
Theft by Housebreaking (Shed/Garage)
0
2
0
0
2
1
1
5
1
1
3
1
17
Theft from motor vehicle
4
2
2
5
1
2
0
4
1
1
4
2
28
Theft from a locked motor vehicle
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Theft of motor vehicle and contents
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
5
Possession of drugs
0
0
0
0
2
5
0
2
1
0
0
0
10
Vandalism
2
4
6
3
3
2
1
2
5
2
4
1
35
Total
7
10
12
10
11
10
2
15
9
5
11
4
106

Sergeant David Cowie says, "Over the coming month we will continue to focus on areas affected by break-ins or car crime. We will also be concentrating on inconsiderate driving. Members of the public continued to be of great assistance to us in January by reporting suspicious activity at the time it was occurring which produced positive results. Several members of the public have raised concerns in relation to inconsiderate driving. We will continue to tackle this issue and would again ask anyone to call Police and report these matters. We are always appreciative of calls from members of the public and will continue to work hard to respond as always."

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   #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


Click here to download the full report

Friday, 3 February 2017

Community Gardening

With spring just around the corner, the Community Council has set aside some funds to assist communities brighten up their streets with flower planting intitatives.

Last year, the residents of Northcote Park applied for, and were awarded, money to purchase and plant flowers around the council trees in their street.

Not only did they brighten up their environment but the residents met over a cup of tea to discuss what they were going to do and how they were going to do it.  Once the flowers and compost had been bought they organised a community planting event.  Not only was the street appearance enhanced, but members of the community got to know each other a little better.

If you would like to apply for some funds to carry out a community gardening initiative, fill in a funding application form and let us know what it is you would intend doing.  We will see what we can do to help.

The funding form can be downloaded by clicking here or on the relevant entry in the document archive on the right of the screen.

If you have any other community based intitative you would like financial assistance with, have a look at our funding policy by clicking here.