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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 22 October will be carried out by a Zoom conference call at 7.00 p.m.  If residents wish to participate in the meeting please send a request for the log in details to us at  cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk prior to the meeting.  Residents are invited to submit questions and concerns about local issues to the Community Council at cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk .

MBC News (Edition 188) has been delivered to homes in our area.  It may be viewed here  together with the two previous editions. The next edition 189, is raedy to go to print.

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Community Council Meetings  - Thursday 24  September 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 September meeting will be a virtual meeting using the Zoom technology and it will  begin at 7.00 p.m. If residents wish to participate in the meeting please send an email to cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk and we will provide the joining information.

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 cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk by 5 p.m. on Wednesday 23 September. 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 cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk 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.

You can find what you need to know about COVID-19 by following the link to our Coronavirus information page.

 

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;

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.

Next steps

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 roberts.peter53@gmail.com

Residents in Milltimber - Colin Morsley at cc@candnmorsley.f9.co.uk

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

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.

 

Safety and Security At Home and Out and About

Click here to see the latest safety and security advice from Police Scotland and The Neighbourhood Watch network.

Safety on the Old Deeside Line

Please click here to view the report of the events regarding Safety Events on the Old Deeside Line (ODL)

 

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.

Community Resilience Plan

This has now been uploaded to the web,  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.
https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/…/request-bins-and-collect-…

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.

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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
Del Ellbec
Tane Moorhouse - Youth and Education
Tania Qadir
Jim Smith
Peter Smith - Footpath group, Community Plan
Christine Taylor - Planning support

Associate Member -Alistair Mckinnon

You can contact the Community Council at cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk

Community Council Submissions to Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Plan Main Issues and Aberdeen City Local Development Plan Main Issues

The Community Council has submitted comments on the Main Issues Report issued for the update of the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Plan and you can read those here.
The Community Council has also submitted comments for matters to be addressed within the Main Issues Report which is being prepared for the next update of the Aberdeen City Local Development Plan and you can read those here. The Main Issues Report is scheduled to be issued for public comment in January 2019.

 

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 cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk 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 cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk