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Drop in Session on Local Plan

By bellmannews / February 28, 2019

By Paul Lindop of Stonehaven and District Community Council   We are in the part of the Aberdeenshire Planning Cycle where the council seeks the community’s opinion of its recommendations! To that end there is a Drop In Session on the Aberdeenshire Main Issues Report and Local Development Plan – 6thMarch – 14:30-19:00 at the […]

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Lifeboat Tragedy

By bellmannews / February 27, 2019

By John Cruickshank   SOME 145 years ago to the day, four crewmen were lost from Stonehaven lifeboat St.George as she entered Aberdeen Harbour having attempted to provide assistance to the sailing ship Grace Darling which was in distress. The following is an extract from the information plaque near the headstone which was erected in […]

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Consultation on Main Issues Report for Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2021 at halfway point

By bellmannews / February 25, 2019

A consultation linked to the area’s emerging planning blueprint has reached the halfway point, and anyone with an interest in local planning policy and land allocation for development is encouraged to take part. A Local Development Plan (LDP) sets out the policies that will be used for assessing planning applications and identifies development opportunities in […]

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Wild North East – A Personal Journey

By bellmannews / February 24, 2019

Ewen Cameron will give an illustrated talk documenting his lifelong interest in the natural world of the North East of Scotland 8.00 pm, Tuesday 26th February 2019 Station Hotel Function Room, Stonehaven. The talk is hosted by Stonehaven Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club. Non-members most welcome.  Admission £2 Image courtesy of Sarah Louise Cull     […]

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Tree Felling at Carron

By bellmannews / February 23, 2019

WORK has begun on the tree felling essential to enable the flood prevention measures for the River Carron. Some 44 trees are due to be felled – though only five were assessed by experts as being of high quality. Planning permission was required for their removal – this was granted in August 2017, along with […]

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Give Crisp Packets Another Life

By bellmannews / February 23, 2019

By David Neill Walkers Crisps have joined the Eco movement and we at Cornerstone Connects Stonehaven, CCS, are giving a helping hand As part of our ethos at CCS we were so pleased to support the Walkers Crisps venture.  CCS is now a collection point for used (cleaned hopefully) crisp packets. The packets do not […]

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Episcopalian Exhibition Space

By bellmannews / February 21, 2019

It’s started – the St James’ Exhibition Spaces By David Fleming It’s all very exciting.  After over three years of detailed research, and much hard work by many volunteers, plus generous support from a number of funders, the Exhibition Spaces at St James have started to arrive.  Yesterday, Monday 18th February 2019, a furniture van […]

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Sign Up to Reduce Seagull Nuisance

By bellmannews / February 21, 2019

The Stonehaven Town Centre Improvement Group are encouraging residents and businesses who have not signed up to the seagull egg and nest removal programme to return their forms by 28 February.  The response has been very low this year with only 39 property owners signing up to the scheme so far.  The total cost of […]

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Taking the Lead on Plastic Waste

By bellmannews / February 21, 2019

COMPANIES spend fortunes on media promotions – but one Stonehaven woman has achieved national coverage of her anti-litter campaign thanks to a simple idea, a great title and very appealing models. Marion Montgomery founded  Paws On Plastic  to encouragae dog owners to pick up two pieces of plastic litter on their daily walks. Launched just […]

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High Winds Force Plan B

By bellmannews / February 21, 2019

STONEHAVEN Mountaineering and Hillwalking Club’s February walk was to be their annual ascent of Lochnagar to commemorate the Club’s first ever outing in February 1978, which was to this venue.  This annual event, subject to the vagaries of winter conditions, has met with varying degrees of success over the years. The forecast for the day […]

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