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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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Fetteresso Forest Marathon

By StoneyLisa / February 26, 2019

February 24th saw the return of the Fetteresso Forest Marathon, a trail marathon set entirely within Fetteresso Forest, a few miles to the west of Stonehaven. After a successful race in 2018, the 2019 race sold out just a few days after opening, and had a few elite runners sniffing around the online entry. The […]

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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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Stonehaven Girl dances to Open Championship win

By StoneyLisa / February 25, 2019

Ashleigh DUNCAN (8) recently travelled to the Queen Mary Scots Festival, Long Beach California. She competed onboard the historical vessel, against dancers from the USA and Canada. Ashleigh won the 9 and under Open Championship, her first Championship title. Ashleigh is taught by her Auntie, and is the first pupil of the Walker Dance School […]

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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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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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First World War Memories Wanted

By bellmannews / February 20, 2019

Mackie Academy is hosting a digital collection day on Saturday as part of a nationwide campaign, Lest We Forget, to preserve our memories of the First World War. Do you have any items related to the 1914-1918 conflict? Are you willing to share these online as part of a national project to capture the objects […]

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Stonehaven waste depot plans dumped?

By bellmannews / February 17, 2019

IT looks as though the Council may have done a u-turn on proposals for a combined depot at East Newtonleys. Back in 2015, there was local outcry when Aberdeenshire Council drew up proposals for a new base at East Newtonleys, including a salt barn and a waste transfer station. Now, consultation is underway for Aberdeenshire […]

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Transport pressure group welcome station improvements

By bellmannews / February 14, 2019

Transport Action Kincardineshire (TrAK),  the Kincardine and Mearns Transport pressure group, very much welcome the proposed upgrade at Montrose station.  Following the introduction of the new train service it is a important interchange as passengers travelling from Portlethen and Laurencekirk to stations South of Montrose have to change there. Stonehaven passengers will also have to […]

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