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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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Retired Stonehaven Solicitor Appointed Deputy Lieutenant

By bellmannews / January 28, 2021

GORDON Ritchie was appointed today as Deputy Lieutenant of Kincardineshire. The position of the Lord-Lieutenant is an honorary one and non-political. He organises official Royal visits to the county by any member of the Royal Family and ensures that the Royal Household is kept aware of local events and issues in Kincardineshire and in particular […]

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Kincardine’s Record-Breaking Offshore Wind Farm

By Jane Cruickshank / January 25, 2021

IF you have been scanning the horizon, then you may have spotted the arrival of the second large turbine for the Kincardine Offshore Wind Farm. A relatively small 2 MW unit has been operating at the site since October 2018. Phase 2 is now well underway and, once complete, the wind farm will also boast five large […]

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Mackie Pool Closure

By Jane Cruickshank / January 22, 2021

AT Tuesday’s meeting of the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee, councillors approved a package of works at Mackie Academy, including the closure of its swimming pool in favour of a multi-purpose space. The decision was made within the context of an ongoing review of the condition and suitability of the Shire’s places of learning. Mackie […]

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Polystyrene recycling trial resumes in Stonehaven

By bellmannews / January 20, 2021

From Aberdeenshire Council communications team – A polystyrene recycling trial at Stonehaven household recycling centre will resume on Monday January 25, 2021. Shortly after the launch of the one-year trial with Styropack back in February 2020, the initiative was temporarily halted as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, bins have again been designated for […]

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Final Flurry of Top Up Grants from Area Committee

By Jane Cruickshank / January 14, 2021

FROM resurfaced tennis courts to litter pickers for schools, a range of groups and projects in Stonehaven is recommended for funding from the Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee Budget. Next Tuesday’s area committee meeting is the last chance for our councillors to allocate funds from their £80,000 top up pot for 2020/21. The projects seeking […]

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Community Council Spotlight on Stonehaven’s Food Banks and Larder

By Jane Cruickshank / January 13, 2021

WITH an increasing number of Stonehaven residents using the services of our food banks and the Haven Larder, our community council is to write to our local authority and Scottish Government representatives to ask what is being done to alleviate food poverty. Meanwhile, the woman behind The Haven says we need to act now to […]

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Farmer’s Market under threat

By Dawn Black / January 12, 2021

The co-ordinator for the monthly Stonehaven Farmer’s Market is looking for someone to take over the role. Maureen Brown has been co-ordinating the market since 2005 and has expressed the need to stand down for the past two years. Despite many appeals within the Stonehaven Business Association for someone or a group to come forward […]

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Police Report

By bellmannews / January 11, 2021

From Police Scotland – This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Kincardine and Mearns area for the period 1 to 31 December 2020. 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, […]

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