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Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #19

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

Hot Topics!

Stay at Home – up-to-date information on the restrictions!
Please see links below (in the Guidance section) to the Scottish Government website information on recent changes.  Aberdeenshire Council’s coronavirus restrictions webpage is also very helpful in summarising the information.—

Vaccination Rollout
Covid-19 vaccinations have begun to be rolled out in Scotland focussing on priority groups initially.  Find out more in the Guidance Section below.

Support from Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub
The Hub has been supporting people since the first lockdown. The Hub’s website provides lots of useful information including sources of Mental Wellbeing Support.  The Hub contact no. is 0808 196 3384

Good News from K & M

Partners in Kincardine and Mearns are working together to deliver the five-week ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’ initiative.

Click on the link to access the full bulletin and find out more about what’s going on in K & M.

https://mailchi.mp/a18b099543a3/e-bulletin-4289906

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #18

Merry Christmas!

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

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 we are delighted to share with you a couple of poems from the poetry group at Edenholme Care Home in Stonehaven. Written in September as a way of exploring their experiences of this year, this group of residents have written a number of other poems and are looking to publish a booklet of these poems in the new year. 

Also, find out the Christmas Support available this year!

To access the full bulletin, click on the link.

https://mailchi.mp/720047cb7f15/e-bulletin-4278970

KINCARDINE AND MEARNS Welfare & Wellbeing Network

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Mental Health and Wellbeing E Bulletin

For many people, the festive season is an exciting time to connect with others and celebrate.  But for others it can be a stressful time of year, 2020 has been an incredibly difficult and uncertain time for many.  This month, we find out what keeps us well and supported.

Christmas can be a challenging time of year for mental wellbeing for many of us… Click on the link to the full bulletin to access a video sharing some great advice for self care from the Kincardine and Mearns Welfare & Wellbeing Network Mental Health and Wellbeing sub-group, and to read about all the support on offer this festive season.

https://mailchi.mp/e2ac8f691798/kincardine-mearns-welfare-and-wellbeing-network-4274538

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #15

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

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

 

Hot Topics!

Face coverings to be worn by secondary school age pupils from Monday 31st August
Pupils at secondary schools in Scotland must wear face coverings as they move between classes and in communal areas to help limit the spread of Covid-19 [link]

 

Good News from K & M

In each bulletin we like to share with you some of the great work being done by the third sector in K & M. This time we share with you a lovely piece about K & D Befriending about one of their matches during lockdown which was published in this month Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations magazine ‘Third Force New.

 

To read on and access the entire bulletin, click on the link

https://mailchi.mp/a16b66bbc835/e-bulletin-4236566

 

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #14

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Have a look at the new e bulletin for Kincardine & Mearns. Features this week include schools to re-open full-time from 12th August and “Painting a picture of COVID-19” so far. A survey  being launched across Aberdeenshire to help paint a picture of the impact of COVID-19. The aim is to find out what the pandemic felt like – in its early stages – what has happened to individuals, communities, and businesses, what helped and what made life more difficult.

This information will become part of Community Impact Assessments, documents which will paint a picture of COVID-19 in the area and will help inform Council decision making.

To access the full updated bulletin click here https://mailchi.mp/1a02eb03f8fd/e-bulletin-4227042

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #13

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally, and also provides information and guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click on the link to the bulletin below to find out about the latest updates, including news on public toilet re-openings, phase 3 of lockdown easing guidance and support available within the communities of K & M.

Also, take a cycle tour round Aberdeenshire from the comfort of your own home. Join Live Life Aberdeenshire staff as they cycle round our amazing area. Spot your local landmarks. Who knows, it might inspire you to get your bike and follow in their path!

https://mailchi.mp/1b38fd70645f/e-bulletin-4218206

 

Kincardine & Mearns Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin #3 July 2020

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A chance to share what we know about mental health & wellbeing
in K & M.
Welcome to the third K & M Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin. This month a closer look at the support for teens, students and school leavers.

Of those aged 16 to 29 who say their well-being has been affected by Covid – 19, 76% said that they were bored. Overall, this age group was less likely to be worried about coronavirus generally (17%) than the over – 60’s. Yet they are conversely more likely to report feeling anxious (72%) than the over – 60’s (54%).

 

Click on the link to have a look at the whole bulletin. There’s lots of information about the support out there for teens, students and school leavers. We hope you enjoy!

https://mailchi.mp/2dbf1b20993a/k-m-mental-health-wellbeing-e-bulletin-4214074

 

Kincardine and Mearns COVID-19 E-Bulletin Edition #12

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Hot Topics this week are

Moving into Phase 2 of Transition out of Lockdown
Please see the “Guidance” section below for information on the detail of a further lifting of lockdown restrictions through a phased approach.
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Spaces for Funding Bid Successful!
Aberdeenshire Council’s bid for £310,000 to ensure people are able to safely access services in town centres while maintaining physical distancing has been successful. The temporary infrastructure projects will provide safe walking, wheeling and cycling as the lockdown is eased and immediate priority is to be given to the town centres including Stonehaven.


Want to know more about Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network Telephone Befriending Service, click on the link below to access the full bulletin.

https://mailchi.mp/66df5537c1d9/e-bulletin-4206918

 

Applications sought from Kincardine and Mearns for Coastal Communities Fund

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Applications are being sought from coastal communities in the Kincardine and Mearns area for a share of monies from the Scottish Government’s Coastal Communities Fund.

As part of the devolution settlement following the Scottish Independence Referendum, revenue generated from the Crown Estate’s marine assets within inshore waters now accrues to the Scottish Government, which in turn, devolved a proportion of it to the 32 local authorities.

Revenue is generated from activity such as licensing for offshore wind farms, oil and gas pipelines and aquaculture leases.

Aberdeenshire Council’s allocation totals £328,314, with each of the authority’s four area committees with coastlines having £12,500 to directly support local projects and initiatives.

One of the key criteria for funding is that the site of the project or the community must lie within one mile of Aberdeenshire’s coastline.

Examples of settlements which could be eligible include Findon, Portlethen, Newtonhill, Muchalls, Stonehaven, Catterline, Kinneff, Inverbervie, Gourdon, Johnshaven and St Cyrus.

As sites are specifically included, however, applications will be considered for projects taking place at coastal locations outwith any particular settlement.

Applications are being invited from groups or organisations representing communities of interest as well as more general areas such as wildlife or the environment, arts or wellbeing.

The funds must be able to be spent and claimed by March 31, 2021 and there will be no opportunity to extend this deadline.

Kincardine and Mearns Area Manager Bruce Stewart explained: “In light of the new challenges we are all facing as a result of the coronavirus, this funding may enable the creation of new projects to help with such themes as community health and wellbeing, enhancement of our local environment or celebration of our historical links and ties with the sea.

“We anticipate that there will be future funds available, so if your project is not sufficiently advanced to be able to submit a claim for this financial year, then you may be able to apply in future years.”

Applications must be submitted by noon on Monday, August 10 to the council’s Area Project Officer, Diane Henderson, at diane.henderson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

After the closing date, a report will be prepared for Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when councillors will review the applications and allocate the funding to those projects most closely matching the criteria.

Key criteria:

Project must contribute to at least one of Aberdeenshire Council’s 11 priorities.

Projects must have a tangible link to the coast and/or the sea, for example:

• Projects that help people develop skills related to coastal or seafaring pursuits, activities or enterprises, for example sailing, fishing or boatbuilding
• Projects that celebrate the heritage of coastal and seagoing communities of place and interest, for example, a coastal or fishing village or township, historic boatbuilding or relevant clubs or organisations
• Projects that improve access to coastal areas, for example paths and viewpoints
• Projects that improve the coastal environment, for example applications to establish and support community groups looking after their coastline
• Projects that improve community-controlled infrastructure such as harbours, boathouses and buildings
• Town centre public realm improvements will not be eligible unless they can be demonstrated to improve access to the foreshore, beach or harbour

Kincardine and Mearns COVID-19 E-Bulletin Edition #11

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Hot Topics!

Local Development Plan Consultation
Aberdeenshire Council launched an eight week online consultation on it’s Proposed Local Development Plan 2020 (LDP) on Monday, May 25. The LDP Team have created a virtual ‘drop-in’ portal that has links to settlement posters, short films, live chat and the Proposed Plan. Please see the link to get involved.

Public Health Scotland Survey on Shielding
The Scottish Government has asked Public Health Scotland to evaluate the shielding programme.  This survey is part of that evaluation.  It will help inform about people’s experiences of shielding in Scotland and next steps.  The survey takes 15 minutes to complete and will be open until Sunday June 14th 2020.

Enjoy watching K and M Community Response to the COVID19 Crisis Film June 2020.

This captures stories from communities across Kincardine and Mearns in Aberdeenshire of the tremendous response to the COVID19 Crisis and read about why our Third Sector is such a vital lifeline to so many people within and across our communities in a piece by Dan Shaw, Chief Executive Officer Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action. Access the full bulletin below:

https://mailchi.mp/a3506452250f/e-bulletin-4203134

Kincardine and Mearns COVID-19 E-Bulletin Edition #10

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

This week we feature an article from Quarriers in K & M highlighting the vital support they are providing to young carers. Also some information on Carers Week and updated advice and resources.

To access the full bulletin, click here: https://mailchi.mp/0f782e68c00c/e-bulletin-4199806

 

Kincardine & Mearns E Bulletin #9

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

The hot topic this week is the easing of lockdown restrictions, and read about the great work being done in Johnshaven and Benholm in their community larder. To access the full bulletin click here:

https://mailchi.mp/e9f74c4db3a4/e-bulletin-4196534