Twenty-seven percent of children and 61% of adults in Scotland do not meet recommended levels of physical activity. Physical inactivity is known to increase the risk of developing a number of conditions including obesity, diabetes, heart disease and bowel cancer. Walking and cycling for everyday short journeys is the easiest and cheapest way of building more physical activity into busy lives. It helps to protect against physical ill health and helps to maintain good mental health.
Evidence from engagement highlighted the importance within Kincardine & Mearns that communities have the possibility to travel actively, with walking or cycling the most popular choice for shorter everyday journeys. This is why we chose to focus on active travel routes in Kincardine & Mearns, ensuring cycle and footpaths are developed and improved.
Over the next few weeks we will share with you some of the work that is taking place and how we can learn from what others are doing to make life better for all of us.
SAMH are holding an event in Stonehaven on Wednesday 26 July from 1100 – 1400. The event is aimed at professionals supporting clients with mental health needs, and clients, and is relevant to adult services only (16 – 65 years). Participants should be willing to take part in discussions and share their lived experiences of mental health services. If you would like to attend, please contact email@example.com and let them know if you will be taking along any clients on the day.
We’re looking for volunteers to take part in the following survey regarding attitudes towards low carbon vehicles. Funded by Transport Scotland under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme, the 10 minute survey will help Aberdeenshire Council consider the feasibility of a Low Carbon Transport Hub.
Participants who complete this survey can opt into a prize draw to win one of:
2 pairs of Cinema Tickets
2 no £25 Amazon Shopping Vouchers
It is important to the research team that you answer ALL sections relevant to you and your household.
Survey is available for both private vehicle users and fleet vehicle users.
Wednesday 28th September 11am-3pm, Stonehaven Community Centre
K&M Welfare Solutions Group brings together anyone interested in improving the financial situation of our local residents.
The Group invites you to join them in creating a vision for (post) Welfare & (real) Partnership in the area.
This event is open to third sector organisations, volunteers, public sector agencies, community members and anyone living or working in the Kincardine & Mearns area who cares about our common welfare.
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Please bring your own lunch or use the community cafe at the venue.
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The new settlement of Chapelton in the Kincardine area was a finalist the UK Planning & Placemaking Awards last month. The Community Planning Group held our last meeting there to learn a little more about the development. Read the rest of this entry »