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‘Carmageddon’ housing at Ury

By bellmannews / January 24, 2019

PLANS passed today for 91 affordable homes in Ury Estate, were branded as ‘Carmageddon’ – by a councillor unhappy at the layout and design of the development. The original planning permissions for both the restoration of Ury House and the building of a golf course on the estate were enabling permissions i.e. they came with […]

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Police hit and fun

By bellmannews / January 22, 2019

WHO would have thought our boys in blue would become on-line media hits? At today’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee councillors were hearing from Chief Inspector Stewart Drummond, who was discussing driving safety – and the number of people looking to Facebook for road updates and advice. He said such was the […]

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Social media and the dark web

By bellmannews / January 22, 2019

CHANGES in technology have brought changes in the nature of crime – councillors heard today at the meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee. While recorded crime figures were down in six out of nine areas, Chief Inspector Stewart Drummond  said one category on the increase  was crimes of  indecency. There were 14 such […]

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Parking charge discussion

By bellmannews / January 18, 2019

Council meeting video on website EVERYONE will now know the unpopular decision taken by yesterday’s meeting of Aberdeenshire Council – to remove the free parking period in the shire’s town centre car parks. Did you know that several of the council’s meeting’s are recorded and available for public view? If not, have a look at […]

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Local crime trends to feature at area committee

By bellmannews / January 16, 2019

MEMBERS will hear a verbal update on the local trends, issues and risks provided by senior police representatives at their meeting on Tuesday January 22 , at 9.30am at Viewmount. Crime figures from April to September 2018 are compared to those from the same period in 2017. It would appear the residents of Stonehaven should […]

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Community Council’s website launch

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

All community council meetings are open to the public – and last night’s meeting at the Invercarron Resource centre saw half a dozen members of the public listening to and joining in with the discussions. Now, SDCC have a new website to help keep Stonehaven residents informed. http://www.community-council.org.uk/stonehaven/    

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Report on town’s defibrillators

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

There are now seven public access defibrillators in and around Stonehaven – heard members of Stonehaven and District Community Council at last night’s meeting in the Invercarron Resource Centre. The push for more of these life-saving pieces of equipment was helped by this year’s Nippy Dip, which saw almost 300 participate and raise £1344 for […]

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‘Bit of an insult’

By bellmannews / January 9, 2019

Community councillor unhappy with railway station consultation   At last night’s meeting of Stonehaven Community Council, Ian Hunter told members he had been contacted by a firm of consultants who were looking into improvements at the railway station – and SDCC had been offered a quick phone call to make their comments. Mr Hunter said […]

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New bus service to airport

By bellmannews / January 5, 2019

Stagecoach North Scotland today confirmed two new bus services will begin operation on Monday 21st January using the AWPR improving journey times for those choosing to travel by bus.  Service 747 will be introduced on Monday 21st January offering a new link across Aberdeenshire and Angus. The new service will replace services 107 and current […]

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Latest sculpture at boardwalk

By bellmannews / December 23, 2018

The identity of the artist behind Stonehaven’s series of stainless steel sculptures is a closely guarded secret – but the mystery man of metal’s work is admired and photographed by all. The latest vessel to catch the eye is a yawl, manned by lobster and crab.

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