Month: May 2014

NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR A NEW COMMUNITY COUNCIL FOR STONEHAVEN & DISTRICT

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Stonehaven and District Community Council  was disbanded at the AGM in April after 10 members left. Efforts are being made to re-establish it, led by Willie Munro, Aberdeenshire Council  Area Manager.

The way forward is to have an election which requires 20 people to put themselves forward.

Being on the Community Council does not have to involve hours of work and it is an important part of the community. Participation is rewarding and appreciated.

Nomination forms are available at Council offices, schools, the library, leisure centre and community centre or by phoning 01569 768206.
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COULD YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW DO WITH A LITTLE HELP KEEPING WELL?

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We’re living in a time where there are so many competing needs on our time.  We’ve probably all felt out of control at at times and that our health and wellbeing is teetering on the edge. Why not take some time out to focus on how you could support yourself better? A series of three workshops is being delivered at Stonehaven Community Centre that will help you to get clear on some manageable steps to help. Read the rest of this entry »

THE ABERDEENSHIRE SIGNPOSTING PROJECT IS LOOKING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS IN K&M!

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The Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a client support service covering the Aberdeenshire area.  The project works with clients to find sources of help and support with the issues in their lives causing them concern.

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Victoria Lake, Deputy Manager for the Signposting Project said: “Our service is growing with new and exciting developments and we are looking for volunteers who can support us in the work that we do”.  Read the rest of this entry »

THOUGHTS FROM MICHAEL MORGAN: JUST WHAT CAN BE DONE TO IMPROVE TRANSPORT?

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Michael MorganMichael Morgan is a Community Councillor for Newtonhill, Muchalls & Cammachmore.  He is also the Community Representative for the North Kincardine area on the Kincardine & Mearns Community Planning Group.  He has been active in various ways exercises to strengthen the voice and involvement of local people in the issues that affect them.  Michael is going to write a regular blog and in his first contribution here, he offers his thoughts on local transport and asks you to get involved in the new K&M Transport Futures Forum. Please note that any opinions expressed here are Michael’s own and not those of any of the partner organisations involved in the Community Planning Group or K&M Communities.  “From a personal point of view driving on the A90 is dangerous and parking in Aberdeen is a nightmare.  The time has come when shopping online is cheaper and easier than shopping in Aberdeen.  What happens if you don’t have a choice, if you work in Aberdeen and have to commute by car, bus or train?  Public transport is failing us in so many ways throughout the whole of Kincardine and Mearns.  Read the rest of this entry »

STONEHAVEN VOLUNTEER SURGERY

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MONDAY MORNINGS 11AM – 1PM

Crossroads Office

Barclay Street, Stonehaven

The volunteer drop in surgery will provide an accessible service resource for local people with an interest in volunteering.

Volunteering can help:

  • improve skills,
  • increase confidence
  • increase access to information and awareness of opportunities
  • reduce isolation, and,
  • increase employability

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K&M Transport Futures Forum

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The K&M Transport Futures Forum is a new, high-reaching transport initiative rooted in communities. This exciting new project is being supported by a range of partners to allow a collective, global approach to local transport solutions.  Bringing together public, private, voluntary sectors with the community, it will be a forum open to anyone with interests and ideas on transport and travel in Kincardine & Mearns.

The first session will focus on generating a vision for the future of transport in K&M.  During the second and third sessions we will start to brainstorm the first steps needed to take us there.  A steering group for the forum will be recruited from among attendees allowing the direction and activity to be guided by a range of skills and backgrounds.

The LAUNCH SESSION is on THURSDAY 29 MAY 2014 6pm – 8pm at Forest View Centre, Woodside Place, Stonehaven AB39 2TD

For information on this or further sessions contact us at kandmcommunities@gmail.com
Tel: 01569 768323

Are You Aware Of How Welfare Reform Is Impacting K&M Residents?

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welfare-reform-300x181Do you know how many residents in K&M are affected by ‘bedroom tax’?

Do you know what Universal Credit is, when it will be coming in and how many residents in K&M will be affected?

Do you know how to support or signpost friends, neighbours or clients affected by welfare reforms?

 

To find out more come to a local K&M Welfare Reform Information Session
Wednesday May 14th 10am – 12 noon at Stonehaven Community Centre  Read the rest of this entry »