WW1 COMMEMORATION, DRUMHEAD SERVICE, 10 AUG 2014, EDINBURGH

REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS
During the next five years people in communities across Scotland will gather together and remember the exceptional sacrifice made by those who endured the First World War. The Scottish Commemorative Programme features eight dates which will give the whole country the opportunity to reflect on the impact which the War had on our country and our people as well as enabling us to recognise Scotland’s contribution to the War and its lasting social and civic legacy.
The first event in the programme calendar will be a Drumhead Service to take place at the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle on Sunday 10 August 2014.

More Blooms in Cults Bieldside Milltimber

MBCBM is a Cults, Bieldside, Milltimber Community Council initiative to improve the local environment by having more flowers and other plants on display in the neighbourhood. This to be achieved by deploying hanging baskets on lampposts and buildings and the provision of fixed planters at strategic positions along the North Deeside Road and, if appropriate, other locations within the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber area. The idea is to emulate rather than to compete with Culter in Bloom.
We are looking for a small group of volunteers to help devise a strategy for future years with regard to ongoing funding and practical help if baskets and planters are going to be assembled from scratch rather than buying ready made.
If you would like to get involved please contact Graham Payne, 868827. See the Community Council page for the latest news on MORE BLOOMS.

Countesswells Development Plans

The Development Framework and Phase 1 Masterplan has been approved by Aberdeen City Council for inclusion as Supplementary Guidance to the Local Development Plan and it has been submitted to the Scottish Government for ratification, which is expected in July 2014. Phase 1 is for 1000 homes and the consortium hope to begin work on the site by end 2014. A new road linking the development to the A944 at Jessifield will be built and available for use after around 400 homes have been built. There is likely to be significant disruption to traffic using the Kirk Brae/C189 road until the new road through the development is available, to allow utilities to be installed and allow site traffic access. The development will have two new primary schools, the first after 400 – 500 homes have been built, the second after 1400 homes. A new secondary school will be built after 1000 homes are completed. Prior to the new schools being available, primary school children will go to Braeside and secondary children to Hazlehead Academy. Several matters are still under discussion with the city on the detailed planning applications and a revised traffic assessment.
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The detailed planning applications are;
No. 140435 - Provision of infrastructure including access, internal road layout, landscaping and drainage provision for Phase 1 of residential-led mixed use development.
No. 140438 - Planning Permission in Principle. Residential-led mixed use development including approximately 3000 homes, employment, education, retail, leisure and community uses and associated new and upgraded access roads, landscaping and ancillary engineering works.
Many documents are available for information on the Aberdeen City website under these application numbers.

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