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Raising the Standard

By Jane Cruickshank / February 17, 2020

THE Union Jack on the Market Square could soon be fluttering on a new flagpole. The Royal British Legion has applied for listed building consent for the erection of a replacement flagpole at their premises. The drawing accompanying the application shows a like for like replacement at the C-listed building. Full details on the application, […]

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Flood Risk Reassurance

By Jane Cruickshank / February 15, 2020

AS Storm Dennis hits Stonehaven, the contractors undertaking the Carron River flood protection scheme say they want to reassure householders they are not more vulnerable while works are underway. Community liaison officer Sheila Tolmie told The Bellman she had been approached by concerned locals – and has issued the following advice: ”We as the Contractor […]

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New Entry For St James’

By Jane Cruickshank / February 11, 2020

A FACELIFT for the gateway and ground to the front of one of Stonehaven’s places of worship is on the cards. St James’ Episcopal Church has applied for full planning permission for: alterations to access, repositioning of pillars and gates and increase boundary wall, erection of timber fence, repositioning of existing notice board and formation […]

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Twenty’s Plenty

By Jane Cruickshank / February 10, 2020

REDUCED speed limits in residential areas across the Shire will be discussed at tomorrow’s (Tuesday) meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. It is proposed to make 20 mph the normal speed limit on minor roads in our built-up areas while retaining 30mph or 40 mph limits on a strategic network of routes. This […]

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Guided Walks of Flood Protection Works

By bellmannews / February 7, 2020

FOR those of you who are curious or concerned about the works being undertaken at the River Carron, Sheila Tolmie of McLaughlin & Harvey is offering monthly guided walks. These have been underway since last November and have had a good uptake – over one hundred people have joined in. Please see the details below […]

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New Scottish Water Top Up Tap makes a splash in Stonehaven

By StoneyLisa / February 3, 2020

Stonehaven residents and visitors who have been working up a sweat at the town’s Open Air Pool, leisure centre or playpark will now easily be able to quench their thirst thanks to a new Top Up Tap from Scottish Water. Leisure centre staff and Stonehaven councillor Wendy Agnew joined members of Scottish Water’s local team […]

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Aberdeenshire Council introduces one-year polystyrene recycling trial

By StoneyLisa / February 3, 2020

Aberdeenshire Council is to offer a polystyrene recycling trial at three of its Household Recycling Centres (HRCs). The council has signed a contract with Styropack for a one-year pilot of the recycling service beginning on February 1, 2020. New bins are being designated for polystyrene within the three participating HRCs at Banchory, Portlethen and Stonehaven […]

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Paws on Plastic

By StoneyLisa / February 3, 2020

15,000 PAWSOME RESOLUTIONS AS PAWS ON PLASTIC MEMBERSHIP SOARS Dog Owners’ New Year Resolutions remove over 22 MILLION pieces of litter!! Dog owners making a wonderful New Year Resolution have soared the ranks of the “PAWS ON PLASTIC’ campaign to 15,000. The group of dog owners pledge to pick up a couple of pieces of […]

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Kincardineshire Development Partnership Bulletin

By StoneyLisa / January 19, 2020

The Mearns Memory Café – featuring laughing yoga!!!A free drop-in café for people with dementia and memory problems, their families, friends, carers and interested members of the community.Tuesday 27th January, 1.15pm-3.15pm at the Masonic Hall, Laurencekirk.See poster for more details. Tesco Bags for LifeTesco Bags for Life fund community grants for thousands of local projects across Britain. Projects should bring […]

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Community Council Report

By StoneyLisa / January 19, 2020

Community Council Report This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns Community Council area for the period 1 to 31 December 2019. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and the residents […]

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