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Wellbeing Fund Welcomes Applicants

By bellmannews / February 18, 2021

From the latest KDP bulletin – Flexible Wellbeing Fund Tackling Poverty & Inequalities Aberdeenshire are offering financial support and signposting to anyone currently living in Aberdeenshire. They will be providing funding directly to individuals and families, currently living in Aberdeenshire and facing financial difficulty. They can provide financial support with essential household expenses, consumables, and employment support. You don’t need to […]


Police Report

By bellmannews / February 16, 2021

From Police Scotland – Community Council Report This report covers the Kincardine and Mearns Community Council area for the period 1 to 31 January 2021. The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area and provide crime prevention advice and guidance.  Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and […]


Stonehaven Should Tool Up for Funding

By bellmannews / February 15, 2021

WHAT does the restoration of the Recreation Grounds pavilion have in common with our new boardwalk and the Market Square Community Garden? Answer: all of them are being paid for by grants – money that would have gone elsewhere if the people behind these Stonehaven projects had not successfully bid for it. And such is […]


Council Tax and housing rents agreed for coming year

By bellmannews / February 11, 2021

Councillors today met and agreed Council Tax rates and housing rents across Aberdeenshire for the coming year.  The Scottish Government recently offered to compensate Councils who choose to freeze their rates. Aberdeenshire members agreed to freeze the Council Tax rate this coming year. That would mean an average Band D household will remain a £1,300 […]


Community Councillors Go Off at the Deep End on Pool Closure

By Jane Cruickshank / February 10, 2021

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council want the recent decision to remove Mackie Academy’s swimming pool shelved until there is full public consultation – and they want a presentation by Live Life Aberdeenshire to show the future of leisure facilities in the town. Three weeks ago, following discussions behind closed doors, the Kincardine and Mearns Area […]


Community Garden at Market Square Proves Contentious

By bellmannews / February 10, 2021

PROPOSALS for a community garden at Stonehaven’s Market Square were approved by councillors yesterday – but only by the slimmest of margins. Stonehaven Business Association were seeking full planning permission for a project that has secured £10,000 from the Aberdeenshire Council Phoenix Fund and £48,700 from the Scottish Government Town Centres Fund. Planners recommended the […]


Help a Bear Club Fly

By bellmannews / February 9, 2021

A STONEHAVEN man is almost half-way towards his dream of publishing a children’s book thanks to local support on a crowd-funding platform. Ross Alexander Fraser has faced many battles in life – as a youngster he struggled with dyslexia and with autism, diagnosed only last year, he ‘always felt out of place’. Then in 2007 […]


Dance Moves for Community Council

By bellmannews / February 5, 2021

STONEHAVEN and District Community Council have posted the agenda for their forthcoming meeting on Tuesday evening. And joining them via Skype will be representatives of Stonehaven’s dance group Rhythm Nation Dance and Fitness. The group recently applied for planning permission for a change of use of a commercial unit at Spurryhillock to turn it into […]


Councillors to Consider Community Garden

By Jane Cruickshank / February 4, 2021

PLANNERS are recommending the go-ahead for a community garden project at Stonehaven’s Market Square – the plans are to come before the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee when they meet on Tuesday. Stonehaven Business Association, SBA, are seeking full Planning Permission for the formation of a community garden at land to north of the Market […]


Increase in dog fouling prompts appeal from council

By bellmannews / February 4, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – Aberdeenshire Council has received an increasing number of complaints about dog fouling across the region during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. Thankfully the vast majority of dog walkers continue to be very responsible and pick up after their pets, but there are some who are refusing to ‘bag-it […]

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