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Hen Coop Ruffles Planners’ Feathers

By bellmannews / April 29, 2024

A RETROSPECTIVE planning application for a hen coop and potato store will be considered at tomorrow’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee – but has been recommended for refusal by planners who say the building appears more suitable for a residential garden building. Mr Alan and Mrs Paula Donald are seeking full planning […]

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Who Owns the Former Sheriff Court Building…

By bellmannews / April 26, 2024

… and the Queen Elizabeth Caravan Park and our land train? I’m sure many of you walk past the elegant building which was vacated by the judiciary back in 2015 – and now hosts our Citizen’s Advice Bureau along other local charities and businesses – as well as providing a meeting place for our community […]

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Dialling Down Proposals for Bus Service

By bellmannews / April 26, 2024

By Aberdeenshire Council’s passenger transport unit The Passenger Transport Unit operates A2B dial-a-bus in the Kincardine & Mearns area, including Stonehaven Town Service, using three Council minibuses (in-between school transport runs). We have reviewed patronage and the way that the services operate and have concluded that we can reduce this to two minibuses by amending […]

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Aberdeenshire Council service points

By bellmannews / April 24, 2024

From Aberdeenshire Council Customer Service changes. Customers needing help and support from Aberdeenshire Council services are being encouraged to make the move online and over the phone. Demand for services is changing radically and since the Covid pandemic, when office closures meant face-to-face appointments could not be safely facilitated, many customers have found alternative ways […]

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Let’s talk about Frauds and Scams

By bellmannews / April 24, 2024

By Julie Ann GrayThe Community Collective/The Living Room The Community Collective are having an informative session with Bob from Aberdeenshire Council Trading Standards on Frauds and Scams at The Living Room in the Stonehaven community education centre (enter via Robert Street). A free cuppa, fine piece and chat on how to protect yourself from rogue […]

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Dunnottar Woods Litter Pick Invitation

By bellmannews / April 22, 2024

From Daniel Veltman A Dunnottar Woods Litter Pick will take place on Thursday, April 25 at 7pm for which all members of the public are welcome to join us – all equipment plus some catering will be provided.  The outing to spruce up the popular walking area is organised by members of the Dunnottar Woodland […]

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No Budget for Baby Changing?

By bellmannews / April 19, 2024

Dear Bellman, I was pleased to read your recent article on the progress of Stonehaven Leisure Centre. The sooner we have Stonehaven back open with our all singing/dancing facilities the better, as what Live life Aberdeenshire are doing with our alternative facilities at Portlethen Swimming Pool is nothing short of negligence. I take my son […]

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Setting out for Epic Rally from London to Lisbon

By bellmannews / April 19, 2024

By Andrew Wallace A former Stonehaven man is flying the flag for Scotland in next week’s tough London to Lisbon marathon car rally. George Topp, and his wife and navigator Rosalind, are seeded in car 11, their specially prepared 1966 Volvo Amazon 132S. The couple, who successfully completed the famous Monte Carlo Historique Rallye earlier […]

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Leisure Centre Update

By bellmannews / April 16, 2024

A SQUADRON of white vans is a sure sign work is progressing at Stonehaven Leisure Centre, with a Life Life Aberdeenshire spokesman confirming everything is on track for a ‘mid-summer’ opening. The refurbishment, includes improvements voted for during 2022’s participatory budget exercise, with £1.4 million allocated to: In addition, the old male and female changing […]

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KDP Bulletin

By bellmannews / April 16, 2024

Welcome to the KDP Bulletin. Plastic Free Stonehaven is a Community Group working to achieve ‘plastic free’ status from Surfers against Sewage. Since February 2023, the group has organised monthly community beach cleans, with the environmental charity for dog owners, Paws on Plastic.  The cleans have had fantastic support from the Stonehaven community, attracting 40+ volunteers every […]

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