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Compassion and Community Service Recognised

By bellmannews / May 23, 2024

A MACKIE pupil showing compassion and resilience while coping with her mother’s terminal illness has earned this year’s Hannah Dyson Award. And two long-serving volunteers had their quiet dedication recognised in a presentation event hosted yesterday evening by Stonehaven and District Community Council. The Hannah Dyson Award is given to a young person with outstanding […]

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Roads Repairs Prioritised

By bellmannews / May 20, 2024

ABERDEENSHIRE Council’s roads department has set out is plans for road maintenance over the next year in a report to be considered by the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, when it meets tomorrow. Bridges, harbours and coast and flooding spends are also detailed in the breakdown of revenue and capital budget allocations. A dynamic approach […]

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Plastic Free Business Champions lead the Way to Gaining Plastic Free Status for Stonehaven

By bellmannews / May 20, 2024

By Marion Montgomery Stonehaven is on the cusp of gaining ‘plastic free’ status from Surfers Against Sewage thanks to three businesses who have recently been awarded as “Plastic Free Champions” –Godsman Graphics, Lou Sells Preloved Labels and Bayview Apartments. These forward thinking businesses were quick to get behind PLASTIC FREE STONEHAVEN’s campaign in demonstrating their […]

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Have You Signed Cllr Agnew’s Petition?

By bellmannews / May 19, 2024

Cllr Wendy Agnew is petitioning for a return of the North Lounge and kitchen of the Invercarron Resource Centre to be returned to the groups using the building before it was repurposed as a vaccination centre. Some 1334 residents have added their voice to the request. Mrs Agnew has kindly set out her thoughts on […]

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Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland team up to tackle pavement parking issues around schools

By bellmannews / May 19, 2024

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland are teaming up to clamp down on illegal pavement parking in some areas around schools across the north-east. As motorists will be aware, Aberdeenshire Council introduced a ban on pavement parking in December last year. It followed the introduction of new Scottish Government which […]

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Save our Mearns gains national exposure on flagship BBC news programme

By bellmannews / May 19, 2024

By Joanna Fraser Anti-pylon protestor Kate Matthews shone the national news spotlight on the issues behind the Save our Mearns campaign on Thursday evening.  On the BBC Question Time programme hosted by Fiona Bruce from Aberdeen, she raised the question of the “looming pylon clearances” being caused by electricity giant SSEN’s plans. Ms Matthews asked […]

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SSEN Community Benefit Fund

By bellmannews / May 19, 2024

From SSEN press team SSEN Transmission is preparing to launch its first Community Benefit Fund in September, to start bringing positive benefits to communities across the north of Scotland now, with the aim of delivering over £100m of funding in the future. From 1 September, community groups in the north of Scotland will be able […]

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No Windows, No Transparency

By Jane Cruickshank / May 17, 2024

ABERDEENSHIRE Council has quietly dropped one of the improvements promised for Stonehaven Leisure Centre. Windows, designed to improve the lighting of the pool hall, were originally planned for the front and side of the building – and were part of the scope of works Stonehaven residents voted for in the participatory budgeting process back in […]

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Cadets’ Royal Day

By bellmannews / May 14, 2024

By Denisa Costea, Sea Cadets HRH The Princess Royal, as Admiral of the Sea Cadet Corps, officially inaugurated the new Stonehaven Sea Cadets Unit premises at the town’s harbour yesterday. Welcomed by Mr. Alastair Macphie, the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire, Mr. Mike Park OBE, Chairman of Stonehaven Unit, and Lieutenant Commander Michael Blacklaw RNR, Commanding […]

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