Month: March 2016

Tesco “Bags of Help”

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bags of help

Applications for the Tesco “Bags of Help” fund open on Monday 18th April. “Bags of Help” is funded by Tesco customers from the proceeds of the 5p carrier bag charge and administered by Groundworks and Greenspace Scotland. The scheme is open to community groups to apply for grants of £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000 to improve local greenspaces, e.g. pocket parks, sports facilities, schools, wildlife areas, seafront improvements and community gardens. Tesco customers will be able to cast their vote on which shortlisted local project they would like to see receive the grant from 1 October 2016. For more info and to submit your project visit:


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healthy scotland


Just to let you know that the Scottish Government has updated the national
conversation website with feedback from the initial findings.
Find out more, via this link, with the people
who took part in our engagement activities.

Tenant required for Stonehaven Office

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A small hardworking third sector tenant of 52 Evan St Stonehaven is looking for a similar organisation to share their office space.

The space offers a town centre, shop-front location

2 desk spaces and a hot desk. Desks and filing cabinet space may be available

Informal meeting space and a down stairs meeting room

Good broadband access

Nearby free parking

South-facing courtyard

Current Rent £275.00 a month plus utilities

Business rates £235.00 a year

Please contact Amy or Linda on 01569 764 221 for further information

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

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Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

For the latest updates in Aberdeenshire, please click on the link below:

Medicines in NHSScotland: How does your doctor decide on the best treatment?

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Information for patients and the public The Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) Collaborative would like to give you the opportunity to share the attached draft medicines factsheet within your local networks (including public involvement groups) for comment. We would be pleased to take any feedback on the medicines factsheet, please contact the ADTC Collaborative via by Friday 8 April 2016. The ADTC Collaborative have worked with healthcare professionals and public partners across NHSScotland to prepare the medicines factsheet for patients and the public. This was developed in response to a recommendation of the Health and Sport Committee Inquiry seeking more open and transparent information for patients and the public on decision making on medicines. The medicines factsheet focuses on the patient journey starting at consultation and explains how doctors (or other healthcare professionals) decide whether to prescribe a medicine and if so, which to prescribe. It will replace the 2010 Health Rights Information Scotland (HRIS) Leaflet ‘New Medicines in Scotland – who decides what the NHS can provide?’ We are also considering the communication, publication and distribution of the final medicines factsheet. If you require additional information on the medicines factsheet or would like to provide comments and feedback, please contact the ADTC Collaborative via

Help With Improving A Community Path?

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Do you have (or NOT have) a path that you would like to improve in your community?


Maybe it would help you walk the kids to school or cycle to work or visit a friend?  Maybe it’s somewhere that is just nice to walk. Read more to about FREE workshops on how to improve paths and about the possibility of finding other like-minded souls who’d also like to do this.  Read the rest of this entry »

Want to stop gull attacks and nuisance later in the year? Take action now.

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Spring is the beginning of seagull season.

Love them or hate them, their breeding season is about to begin, and nowadays that’s often in our towns and villages rather than coastal cliffs.

Aberdeenshire Council suggests preventing them nesting and laying their eggs is an effective way to reduce numbers of seagulls in towns, lessen attacks on humans and pets and lower noise levels on summer nights. Read on for more information. Read the rest of this entry »

Aberdeen CRNS Forum – 14th March at 1pm

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donateWe see a future where there is no waste, only resources. Where people, communities and the environment are valued and respected. Through our charitable work and our membership organisations we are on the frontline, helping to make that future happen. We raise awareness of reuse, repair and recycle and represent community reuse and recycling organisations across Scotland on issues of sustainable community resource management, acting as the authoritative voice on these issues

This Forum will be hosted by CRNS member CFINE in Aberdeen. There will be presentations from CFINE, 2REUSE and Magpie on their current activities plus updates from other members, CRNS and ZWSCRNS

For full details and to book either by email or click here to book online