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Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #27

Lots of great information and stories in the bulletin this month. Click on the link below to watch Johnshaven “Stories From Our Home” video, find out which projects received public backing in the Stonehaven Participatory Budgeting vote and lots more about what’s going on in K & M.

https://mailchi.mp/d0626b73dca0/e-bulletin-7892230

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #26

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

If you have information which you think we should include in a future bulletin, please e-mail or forward to kincardineandmearns@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Who has inspired you in your community? Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2022 open for nominations!

It has been a year like (almost) no other, and communities all over Aberdeenshire are being asked to nominate their heroes for the 2022 Inspiring Aberdeenshire awards.

To find out more and nominate visit

https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/inspiring-aberdeenshire-2022

2022 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Stories. This will be a year in which stories inspired by, created, or written in Scotland will be showcased and celebrated.

To find out more about these stories and what else is going on in K & M click here to access the full bulletin.

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin Edition#25

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This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

VOICE YOUR CHOICE!
Cast your vote 7-21 February 2022

Live Life Aberdeenshire (LLA), the sports and cultural service of Aberdeenshire Council, has committed to spending £1.8m of its capital budget on projects in Stonehaven, identified by and receiving the greatest support from the local community.  Public vote is open now!
Find out more and vote at https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/lla-stonehavenpb

To view E Bulletin #25, click here.

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #24

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

Hot topics this month include news about the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, and the chance to be heard in the consultation on Youth Centre Provision in K&M.

To read more click on the link

https://mailchi.mp/a0fd9798d201/e-bulletin-5401918

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #23


This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

Find out more about New Fire and Smoke Alarm Guidance
All homes are required to have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022. See the Guidance section for more detail.

Residents continue to work together to support our communities in this time of need with help like mutual aid groups or volunteer transport/deliveries. 

If you are on Facebook, the pages below are a good way to stay informed about what is happening in your community as well as to keep in touch with neighbours and fellow residents

To access the full bulletin, click on the link.

https://mailchi.mp/b8104f75d1ae/e-bulletin-5376610

KINCARDINE AND MEARNS WELFARE & WELLBEING NETWORK August 2021

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We might be thinking about ‘getting back to normal’ – after the holidays, young people going back to school.

For some of us, it’s all about change – to new institutions and courses of study or even ‘the new normal’ following COVID. 

Here are some tips, diversions and resources to help you through – and find some enjoyment and relaxation along the way.

Click on the link to access the new Mental Health and Wellbeing E Bulletin from the Kincardine & Mearns Welfare and Wellbeing Network.

https://mailchi.mp/2527d6856043/kincardine-mearns-welfare-and-wellbeing-network-5376614

#MindYerMind

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Do you have a few minutes to answer ten simple questions about mental wellbeing, and how you look after yours?

Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership is launching a campaign to ensure people know the benefits of looking after their mental wellbeing, whilst also sharing hints, tips and advice on how to do this.

Your survey answers are important to us because if we are running a campaign for people in the North East, we want it to be based on thoughts and experiences of people from the North East.

The survey is completely confidential and is available on this link:

https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/mind-yer-mind/survey_tools/questions-for-aberdeenshire-community-planning-partnership-mental-wellbeing-survey

#MindYerMind

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #22


This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

Hot Topic this month!

Community Impact Survey
This second survey aims to understand the experiences of Aberdeenshire residents since late autumn 2020.  This will help ensure the impacts of Covid are taken into account in decision-making.  See the Consultations section.

Visit the link to find out what’s new in K & M.

https://mailchi.mp/fb9ec046d981/e-bulletin-5369174

KINCARDINE AND MEARNS WELFARE & WELLBEING NETWORK BULLETIN

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March 2021

Green Shoots

Our countryside and gardens are wakening up from their Winter sleep and starting to show off their beauty. The longer nights and the lockdown restrictions were a real challenge for many but seeing lighter mornings and feeling some warmth in the sun is a sign that our gardens, parks, countryside in general are about to burst into life. It is well known that getting outside into nature can really help boost our mood and, taking cognisance of covid restrictions, we have so many great places in Kincardine and Mearns to visit. Getting out into the garden and ‘pottering’ or just sitting and enjoying nature’s sounds can really help our mental health. So, in this bulletin we look at how we can get the best from our countryside and learn new things along the way, gardening tips and general wellbeing news to help us enjoy the ‘green shoots’ of recovery.

Click on the link below to find out all the great things on offer from services and our partners in K & M helping to keep us well.

Live Life Aberdeenshire

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If you want to dig a little deeper into greener living after the Home Energy Scotland sessions, saving the planet and saving your pocket, take a look at “The (Almost) Zero-Waste Guide” by Melanie Mannarino in Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Digital Library. 

Published in January this year, the guide gives readers 100 tips to be less wasteful without making drastic changes in your habits.  Erin Rhoad’s 2019 “Waste Not Everyday” has 365 easy changes for people wo aren’t ready to go totally plastic-free yet but want a life with less waste.  In our RB Digital e-magazines collection, we have “The Eco Living Book” that can help you to discover alternative energy, lighting, water, heating and recycling for your home, make the rooms in your house more eco-friendly, and learn how to grow your own food and go organic. 

When we can give access to our physical stock again, we’ve also some books for request on improving the energy efficiency of your home including retrofitting for old houses.

Using your library is a great part of your resolve to Reduce and Reuse.  Don’t forget, you can join online now and get free access to borrow, download and read.  You can also get help by telephoning 01467 532929 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm.

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #20

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance. Click on the link to access the full bulletin.

https://mailchi.mp/65199f747b06/e-bulletin-5342574

This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice.

This month hot topics include Scottish Government Updates the Framework Leading Out of Lockdown and what changes in services and support currently are in place.

Live Life Aberdeenshire

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If you were inspired by the Food week activities earlier this month, we’ve plenty in our Live Life Aberdeenshire Digital Library cupboard to keep you creative in the kitchen.

We’ve close to 200 foodie e-books covering weight loss, mug meals, international cuisines, vegan recipes, baking, bread, slow cookers and more.  The celebrity chefs are represented – Jay Rayner, Jamie Oliver, Nick Nairn, Marcus Wareing… even Joe Wicks wades in with “Wean in 15”.  There are also plenty of books for cooking with kids.  Our RB Digital magazine library has the latest issues of BBC Good Food, Food Network magazine and Australian Women’s Weekly Food free to download and read plus back issues of dozens of food and nutrition titles.

Sure, we can get recipes off the net.  Who doesn’t?  At least with these published ones, you know they’ve been rigorously tested and the nutrition notes are accurate.  They’re also good fun to browse 😋

While you’re cooking, pop on one of the playlists from Freegal, our free music streaming service. “What’s Cooking? a culinary playlist” includes Green Onions (Booker T. & The MG’s) and Hungry Heart (Bruce Springsteen).  Can you guess which Weird Al Yankovich track is also on there?

If you’re not a library member yet, join the library online for immediate access.  If you want some help with your existing membership or with the technology, there’s a Live Life Aberdeenshire helpline that’s currently open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-2pm.  Phone 01467 532929.

For more info visit https://aberdeenshirelibraries.overdrive.com/search?subject=111&subject=14&sortBy=newlyadded