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Tariffs to be introduced for electric vehicle charging use

By bellmannews / November 26, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council Communications Team – Tariffs for the use of electric vehicle charging points operated by Aberdeenshire Council are to be introduced on January 4, 2021. During the early implementation of electric vehicle (EV) charging units there was an expectation by Transport Scotland that there would be no charge to the customer to use […]

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Spaces for People measures to be reduced

By Dawn Black / November 24, 2020

Aberdeenshire Council have advised that following discussions with Senior Politicians it has been decided to reduce the Spaces for People measures across Aberdeenshire including Stonehaven.  It has been agreed that the measures will remain at “pinch points” where queues form, namely: Margaret Street/Allardice Street – Greggs to Red Red Robin Evan Street – McHardy’s Evan […]

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Section of Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme delayed

By Jane Cruickshank / November 23, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – One section of a multi-million pound flood protection scheme at Stonehaven is likely to face a significant delay – potentially to late 2022 or early 2023 – as a result of revisions to the design and construction phases in one area of the scheme known as Zone 1B from […]

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New process for allocating housing will offer greater choice to applicants

By bellmannews / November 19, 2020

From Abereenshire Council Communications Team – Aberdeenshire Council is to move to a choice-based lettings approach next year, giving potential tenants greater choice over the type of property they wish to secure. The new process was agreed as the council’s Communities Committee approved an updated housing allocations policy earlier this month. Applicants for council housing […]

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Boost to Arts From Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / November 17, 2020

Written word and song projects will now be commissioned, after the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee agreed Coastal Community Fund awards for two local groups. The first project to meet with approval was by the Mearns Writers – a group set up over 12 years ago to foster creative writing across the Stonehaven and Mearns […]

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New grant launched for businesses that are required to close by law as a result of COVID-19

By bellmannews / November 17, 2020

From Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils – Businesses required to close due to COVID-19 restrictions may be eligible for a new tranche of funding administered by local authorities. Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council are now accepting applications to the Strategic Framework Business Fund provided by Scottish Government. Linked to Scotland’s Strategic Framework, businesses required […]

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The Latest Police Report

By bellmannews / November 17, 2020

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 31 October 2020. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and the residents you represent.  Our focus is […]

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New Members and Chairman for Stonehaven Community Council

By Jane Cruickshank / November 13, 2020

FOLLOWING an appeal by social media, several residents stepped forward to bring enthusiasm and ‘positivity’ to Stonehaven and District Community Council. And at Tuesday night’s Skype meeting, four new members were co-opted, with a fifth expected to join at the next meeting. This would bring SDCC to its full permitted complement of co-opted members. Before […]

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Pay and display charges to resume in January

By bellmannews / November 12, 2020

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Aberdeenshire Council is to reintroduce charges at its pay and display car-parks from week beginning Monday, January 4, 2021.  The charges were suspended at all off-street facilities parking in March as a result of the current Covid-19 (Coronavirus) emergency to alleviate any concerns which members of the public may […]

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New Community Garden for the Market Square

By bellmannews / November 11, 2020

From Dawn Black of Stonehaven Business Association – The Stonehaven Business Association and Stonehaven Town Centre Improvement Group are delighted to have been successful in gaining funding to create a new community garden in the centre of Stonehaven. The funding comes from the Aberdeenshire Council Phoenix Fund and the Scottish Government Town Centres Fund. It […]

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