11. The Elderly

The CBM area has a higher percentage of elderly than any other part of the city with 2,200 of the total population of 11,400 being over 65 and 750 over 85 (see section 1). Likely reasons for this situation are: • The area has an attractive social and natural environment. • Most original residents and … Read more

4. Housing

The Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber area of Aberdeen is primarily residential with some 4,700 homes, a number which is steadily rising as new homes in Countesswells, Friarsfield and Oldfold are occupied. The residential areas lie just to the north of the River Dee and are surrounded by farmland and woodland. The area is an attractive … Read more

13. Consultation, Communication and Media

Community Councils were set up with Local Government re-organisation in 1973. Their general purpose is defined in the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973 and Section 22 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1994 as being: “to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authority for its area and to public authorities the views of the … Read more

12. Safety, Security and Resilience

Crime and Quality of Life Incidents The Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber (CBM) suburbs are relatively safe and secure areas of the city. Monthly reviews of Crimes and Quality of Life Incidents usually show less than five instances in each category and serious crime is exceptional. Unfortunately, Grampian Police do not publish trend statistics on a … Read more

10. Health and Social Care

Current Situation. Public health and social care is provided across Aberdeen City by NHS Grampian (NHSG), Aberdeen City Council (ACC) and the Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership (ACHSCP). This latter body was established in 2016 by NHSG and ACC to provide integrated health and social care and has delegated responsibility for a range of … Read more

9. Youth

The CBM CC area is a very nice area for youth (under 18 years old) as it has good schools, numerous school clubs, good leisure facilities, i.e. sports centre at Cults Academy and Kippie Lodge, but it is not without some challenges. There is above average number, compared to the city as a whole, of … Read more

8. Education

State schools in Aberdeen are owned and operated by Aberdeen City Council which acts as the Education Authority. A detailed document on educational arrangements and schools in the CBM area is available as appendix 2. Primary Schools. There are two primary schools in the CBM area: • Cults Primary which has approximately 600 children in … Read more

7. Heritage

What Future for the Past? Historical Sites If heritage is defined as inherited culture, tradition and natural environment as well as the concrete evidence of the past, such as historical sites, buildings and monuments, then the present-day community of Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber still has a significant inheritance. However, much has already been lost. It … Read more

6. Planning

The subject of planning runs through much of what the Community Council does – from providing input to strategic plans and reviews, through reviewing individual planning applications for our area, to thinking about what the community needs to make it a pleasant and enjoyable place to live. This section will address the formal elements of … Read more

5. Natural Environment

The natural environment is one aspect of the overall environment – other aspects such as the built environment, the roads and transport environment and heritage are dealt with in other sections. Noise is generally not a significant environmental issue in the CBM area, apart from on a short term basis due to a specific development … Read more