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A few things of current importance. Go straight to website
The Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council welcome you to our community website.
The next Community Council meeting on Thursday 28 May will be carried out by a Zoom conference call at 7.00 p.m. Residents are invited to submit questions and concerns about local issues to the Community Council at email@example.com prior to the meeting. If the zoom meeting is successful it may be possible that any future Zoom meetings may be made available to residents. Watch this space.
MBC News (Edition 187) has been delivered. It may be viewed here together with the two previous editions. Submissions for the next edition 188, are due in by 1 July.
Community Council Meetings - Thursday 28 May Virtual Meeting at 7.00 p.m.
Following the advice of the UK and Scottish Governments to reduce non-essential social contact and avoid public gatherings while the Coronavirus illness spreads, the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council have decided to cancel face to face meetings. The May and June meetings will be a virtual meeting using the Zoom technology; the May meeting will begin at 7.00 p.m.
The agenda for the meeting can be found using this link . If residents have questions or comments to raise for the attention of the Community Council, we ask that you send them by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 27 May. We will then respond to you after the meeting.
The Community Council will continue to function and deal with matters as they are brought to our attention, working through email and telephone communications. Any residents with questions or concerns on community matters can get in touch with us as usual by email at email@example.com and through the other contact details published in the MBC News. You can also keep up to date through information published on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/cbmcomcouncil) and website (www.cbmcommunity.org.uk).
We hope you understand the reasons for this action and thank you for your support.
Consultation - Aberdeen City Local Development Plan 2022
Some planning applications can generate a large interest. The starting point for most planning activity in our area is the Aberdeen Local Development Plan (and at a higher level, the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Plan). The time to steer the direction development takes in our city is when that plan is prepared. The current plan was issued in 2017 and the next version of the plan is now out for consultation so you may want to get your views in.
Aberdeen City Council is commencing public consultation on the Proposed Aberdeen Local Development Plan 2022. This will run for 14 ½ weeks from 20 May 2020 to 31 August 2020 which generously exceeds the statutory requirement and gives us all plenty of time to form our views and respond to the consultation. Your Community Council will be preparing a submission.
Previous experience tells us that as well as responding to the Proposed Plan, we should also review once more the proposals put forward by developers in the Main Issues Report 2019 which were rejected as unsuitable to be included in the Plan. No doubt developers who are unhappy with the City Council’s decisions will put their views forward at the Public Examination in 2021 so it is important that community views are clearly expressed to the Scottish Government Reporter (see what happened at Milltimber South).
You can find the Proposed Plan and all associated documents at:
which takes you to the relevant page of the City Council website. Please take time to look a them and make your comments to the Council planners through the link provided an that page.
The Main Issues Report (MIR) has been published as part of the process in preparation for the 2022 Aberdeen Local Development Plan. It is designed to gather views on specific proposals and sets out options for dealing with the key planning matters facing Aberdeen over the next 20 years.
Milltimber South Development
Bancon Homes and the Seven Incorporated Trades have now applied for planning permission in principle to build “up to 99 houses” and 2000m2 of commercial or retail space on the open land South of the North Deeside Road in Milltimber. You can find all the details of the application 200535 on the Aberdeen City Council website under Planning at this LINK
It is most important that the City Council receives as wide a range of community views on this application as possible so please take a look at the proposals and make your comments as soon as possible. You can do this by letter, email or through the Council’s planning website. The closing date is 4 June so there is no time to lose!
The documents do not provide details of the types of houses proposed - those details will come in a detailed planning application. However you should note that the proposed number of houses is 99 which is greater than the 60 proposed by the Scottish Reporter.
The Community Council will of course be submitting its own comments
The earlier news which may have pleased many of our residents in Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber - especially Milltimber. The Aberdeen City Council approved the proposed Local Development Plan for the City which, once it has gone through the normal consultation and review processes, should come into effect in 2022. The proposed plan includes the decision to remove Development Opportunity Site OP114 from the plan; this site is the land proposed for the Milltimber South development south of the North Deeside Road.
Before you crack open the champagne, there are likely to be some challenges to the decision and it is only the proposed plan. There is a current Local Development Plan, issued in 2017, which includes the development site following the intervention of the Scottish Reporter. However it is a positive step towards retaining the green fields.
The public will be given the opportunity to comment on the proposed Local Development Plan in the near future.
What parents need to know about COVID-19
Here is some advice from RCPCH - the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health - and Healthier Together.
COVID-19 appears to generally cause mild illness in children. Less than 2 in every 100 cases diagnosed in China have been in children and infection appears to be milder in children than it is in adults, although we do not yet understand exactly why this is the case.
However, at this time, when everyone is preoccupied with COVID-19, it's really important to realise that not every illness your child has is due to COVID-19. All the 'normal' infections that can make children and babies really unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell. If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen by someone, look at this link;
Cults Fish Van
Good news for customers of the fish van. Jill has said it will be back in action on Tuesday the 14th of April. The van will be at the usual place in Cults from 9.30 till 1.30. If anyone wants anything delivered please phone Jill on 07584176229 and she will arrange it for you.
Please remember to observe social distancing (2 metre) when queuing, until the pandemic is over, so that we all stay fit and well.
Coronavirus COVID-19 Community Help Scheme
Helping people at increased risk
We know that many people are providing ad hoc support to friends and neighbours. Please continue to do this; it is so important. As a community council, we want to provide a support mechanism both to identify people who may fall in to the gaps and to ensure that everyone at increased risk is known and monitored.
Registering as a person at increased risk
Please use the form you find here: [https://forms.gle/h8VaSra9eAEMEJzw9].
You can also access the form on cultercc.org.uk/resilience. This is the site of our neighbouring CC but all information related to the CBM area will be handled by the CBMCC Coronavirus Help Group.
Make sure there is a little padlock to the left of the address. This ensures secure access.
If you do not have a computer or smartphone or have difficulty finding the form you can either:
- Phone 01224 869028.
There may be an answering machine but can also try the mobile phone back up 07736232119
- Ask someone you trust to do it for you. This person will also have to record their own details.
When we first make contact we will confirm all these details.
If you know someone who may be at increased risk, please contact them to explain this scheme and ask if they would like to register. You can then record the details on their behalf.
The immediate need is to compile these registers, with appropriate safeguards in place. The initial monitoring will take the form of a daily phone call from one of our volunteers. The security word (password) used to register will be very important, as the volunteers will use this to confirm that the call is genuine. If you receive a call from a stranger claiming to be from the Coronavirus Help Group and they do not use the password, please hang up.
On the first call by a volunteer to the resident, they will introduce themselves and quote the agreed password. They will then verify the details on the form. On every subsequent call they must quote the password to validate they are genuine.
CORONAVIRUS COMMUNITY HELP SCHEME - VOLUNTEERS
Thanks for the great response to the request for volunteers to help those isolating due to the Coronavirus infection (see item above). Many people have registered as volunteers in the past days. Thank you for doing this. If there are any more who want to offer their help please contact the following depending on your location:
Residents in Cults - Guus Glass at GuusGlass@talktalk.net
Residents in Bieldside - Peter Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org
Residents in Milltimber - Colin Morsley at email@example.com
Coronavirus COVID-19 - Aberdeen City Council Operations- May 2020
The UK and Scottish Governments have announced restrictions on the movement of people. The information on the Aberdeen City Council page is being updated accordingly and you can find guidance on how council services are impacted by using this link.
For the latest Scottish Government update, see Coronavirus in Scotland
For general information about COVID-19, visit NHS Inform using the link. If you think that you or someone you know might have COVID-19, visit the NHS self help guide
Aberdeen City Council has launched a free emergency telephone helpline to prioritise support to its most vulnerable and at-risk customers during the coronavirus outbreak.
The number, 0800 0304 713, will be staffed from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday from Tuesday 24 March until further notice. It is for those hit hardest and unable to obtain help from their existing support networks.
The team are ready to provide welfare and financial advice and support, including what to do if you are struggling to get food or pay bills.
In response to the latest government advice on the coronavirus, Aberdeen City Council has taken a number of steps to prevent further spread of the virus; protect employee and public health; and to ensure we can continue to deliver public services, especially to those who need us most. Find out more at the Aberdeen City Council website using this link
Information is being shared regularly and here are some recent information releases which you read by clicking the link:
New physical distancing measures to make city centre safe. See details here.
Council recycling centres to open 1 June 2020: see the details using this link
Changes to waste and recycling schemes - We are now pleased to tell you that mixed recycling and brown bin collections are to resume although your collection dates will change. Use the link to check the collection calendar.
General waste bins will continue to be emptied fortnightly.
Collections of mixed recycling and brown bins will be collected separately as follows:
- Brown bins will be collected weeks beginning 6 April and 13 April;
- Mixed recycling bins will be collected weeks beginning 20 April and 27 April;
Emergency telephone line contact information
Housing/sheltered housing/homelessness welfare financial information
The Grampian Local Resilience Partnership (GLRP) has agreed to the establishment of a Humanitarian Assistance Centre (HAC) to deliver Care for People and Community Resilience under one banner.
Cults Medical Group Geared up for Coronavirus
The Cults Medical Practice set up has been changed substantially to cope with Covid-19 infections. Patients suspected to be affected by the virus will be attended to in a completely segregated section of the surgery. This has also resulted in a change in the appointment system. CMG will now be operating a full triage system for all appointments. People should NOT attend the practice unless they have been specifically instructed to do so by a clinician. This will make it possible for the Health professionals to deal with both Covid patients and people with other health issues in a safe and efficient way. Please be understanding
You can see a video from Dr. McKeown here, where he offers his appreciation for the understanding of the new system by patients
Climate Change Week Walk CANCELLED
The organised walk with talks scheduled for 29 March will now not go ahead. The walk is possible to do, unsupervised or accompanied, by individuals, covid-19 restrictions allowing, and the route may be viewed here.
Friarsfield Cults Phase 3 Development
A new planning application for the Friarsfield development in Cults has been submitted by CALA. This one is for the third and final phase of the development as established in the Aberdeen City Local Development Plan. The Community Council will be reviewing the application 200171/DPP | Residential development of 82 dwellings with associated access, parking, landscaping and associated works, off Kirk Brae (Land To North Of) Cults, Aberdeen and we would be interested in hearing any comments residents of our area may have on the proposed development. You can email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
See Recent Planning Applications for more info, link at bottom of page
Living with Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have or know someone living with Type 2 Diabetes? Cults and Peterculter diabetes peer support group launches on Wednesday, 15th January (4-6pm).
This will be an informal environment where information, advice and support on managing diabetes will be available. The location will be - Coronation Court, Peterculter, AB14 0SH See the poster HERE
|To secure a place please contact:|
Telephone: 01224 551661
You can also sign up through the eventbrite link here, anyone interested can contact email@example.com
The Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership issued its "West Locality Plan (2017 - 2019)" some time ago but it is still valid. It may be viewed here. Following a decision to move to three Localities, our area will now be part of the South Locality and the West Locality will no longer exist.
Donate to MBCBM - More Blooms In Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber
The Community Council is seeking funds to sustain its annual flower tubs and baskets programme. If you are considering a donation to MBCBM, the Community Council funded activity to bring plants and colour to our surroundings, please click here.
Brown Bin Garden Waste Recycling Autumn 2019
The new garden waste collection service began on 1 September!
If you want a permit but haven’t bought one yet you can still do it on the Aberdeen City Council website.
In March 2019 Aberdeen City Councillors agreed a £30 charge for the collection of brown bins containing garden waste.
The City Council will write to every household with more details before the service starts in September.
Anyone who wants a garden waste collection should pay an annual subscription which will run from 1 September – 31 August each year.
If you choose to pay the £30 subscription fee you will be sent a tamper proof sticker (permit) to fix to your brown bin as proof of subscription. There will be instructions on the permit showing you how and where to attach it to your bin. The permit will be durable, tamper proof and will have your address on it. You can apply for two permits if you have two brown bins for the same £30 fee.
You will only need to pay the charge if you choose to use the garden waste service.
You will not have to pay the charge if you only use your brown bin for food waste. The City Council is required to provide a free food waste collection and that will continue.
More details and answers to questions can be found at the City Council webpage, click HERE:
Food Caddy Liners For Recycling May 2019
Online ordering of food caddy liners will cease on the 31st May 2019. From the 1st June free liners will only be available from distribution points throughout the city. There are currently 37 distribution points across the city. A map of sites is available using this link to the Aberdeen City website.
Additional distribution points have been identified and will shortly be added to the map. The recycling team is working on increasing the number of distribution points further to improve accessibility and availability to the householder. The team would welcome any suggestions you may have for new outlets.
It is recognised that some residents may have difficulty accessing a distribution point and we have collaborated with the Home Library Service to continue deliver to these residents. For more information please visit: https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/…/libr…/home-library-service
Residents can contact the Waste and Recycling Team by logging an enquiry at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/…/b…/waste-general-enquiries for advice and assistance.
The change will be communicated to the public via a press release, social media and the Council website.
Additional distribution points
• Home Library Service Airyhall Library Springfield Road Aberdeen AB15 7RF
• Inchgarth Community Centre Aboyne Pl, Aberdeen AB10 7DR
• Ferryhill Community Centre Albury Road, Aberdeen, AB11 6TN
• Books and Beans Café 22 Belmont Street, AB10 1JH
• CFINE 2-4 Poynernook Road, AB11 5RW
• Multi-Cultural Centre 472 George Street AB25 1ER
New sections on Walks and Footpath Group have been uploaded.
Various walks that have been previously published in the MBCNews. The walks may now be seen on line and may also be downloaded in printable form so that they may easily be reproduced for taking on a walk. Details of the Footpath Group which inspired these walks may be seen here.
The members of the Community Council and their primary responsibilities are;
Guus Glass - Chair, Health and Social Care, Resilience Planning
Peter Roberts - Vice Chair and Meetings Secretary, Facebook
Graham Payne - Treasurer, More Blooms in CBM, website, Twitter
Colin Morsley - Planning Liaison, Roads and Traffic
David Anstee - Public Transport
Eleanor Brennan - Diversity and Equality, MBC Festival
Colin Caldow - Heritage
Lindsay Davidson - Christmas Lights
Matthew Dickie - Newton Dee
Tane Moorhouse - Youth and Education
Peter Smith - Footpath group, Community Plan
Christine Taylor - Planning support
Associate Member -Alistair Mckinnon
You can contact the Community Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Council Submissions to Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Plan Main Issues and Aberdeen City Local Development Plan Main Issues
Consultation on Safety on the Old Deeside Railway Line.
Your views, comments and ideas welcome.
The Cults Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council have drafted a paper on safety issues pertaining to users of the Deeside Way, the Old Deeside Railway Line and is keen to receive the comments of residents, local organisations and businesses. To view the paper click here.
All comments will be collated anonymously and acted upon as appropriate. Your identity will not be disclosed.
Consultation on draft Community Plan,
Your views, comments and ideas welcome.
The Cults Bieldside and Milltimber Community Council have drafted a local Community Plan and is keen to receive the comments of residents, local organisations and businesses. To view the Plan click here. The Community Plan may be downloaded here as a pdf file as can the Appendices. A hard copy is available for consultation at Cults library.
You can respond on-line under each section or by entering your comments on a response sheet, which can also be downloaded here and returned by email to email@example.com or by post to CBMCC at: 188 North Deeside Road, Milltimber, AB13 0HL. Copies of the response sheet are also available at Cults Library.
All comments, however received, will be collated anonymously and acted upon as appropriate. Your identity will not be disclosed.
Recently Submitted Planning Applications
Click here to see the recently submitted planning applications for the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber area. If you want to bring any comments on an application, either objections or words of support, to the Community Councils's attention please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org