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Volunteers Week – Guest Blog Post

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This week is volunteers week and the Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire are having a display in Stonehaven library where you can get advice on all aspects of volunteering and information on local volunteering opportunities. So why not pop along to the library and have a look and see if you can find anything that interests you?

In the meantime read a blog post from Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire (South):

Volunstar1teers Week is an annual event that takes place between 1st and 7th June. This years it celebrates its 30th anniversary. Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire are planning events all over the area and are encouraging volunteers and voluntary groups to get involved. Make this year special and show your volunteers how valuable they are to your service and do something special for them. Here are some ideas to think about.  Read the rest of this entry »

Soap Making Business Enterprise in Stonehaven

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Blog post from the Forest View Centre:

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forestviewIn 2012 our Accredited ASDAN Business Enterprise Group came up with a business plan to make and sell soaps in our service and offer them to our local community.
The group work as a team with each member having specific jobs to do, and these include researching, marketing, promoting, recording the incomes and outgoings as well as making the actual soaps themselves.  Read the rest of this entry »

ABERDEENSHIRE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE NETWORK WANT TO HELP YOUR ORGANISATION BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE

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SENLeaflet1Sustainability….How can you achieve sustainability for your organisation with the help of the Aberdeenshire Social Enterprise Network? The newly re-launched Aberdeenshire Social Enterprise Network invites you to join us for a networking lunch. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »