CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR RECYCLING

A USEFUL REMINDER !

🎅Christmas collection update 🎅

Collections due on Tuesday, December 25 will be collected a few days earlier on Saturday, December 22. There will be no changes for collections due on Wednesday, December 26.

Collections due on Tuesday, January 1 will be collected a few days earlier on Saturday, December 29. There will be no changes for collections due on Wednesday, January 2.

If for any reason crews are unable to collect bins on any of these days they will attempt to make a collection the following day.

Check your scheduled collection date on the council’s website: http://bit.ly/BinCollections

To see the materials you can recycle at home using our recycling services, visit: http://bit.ly/ShireRecyclables

The council’s network of recycling centres will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Wednesday, January 2. Sites normally open on Mondays will close at 3pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

For more information, see: http://bit.ly/AbshireHWRCs

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EGGSIT – A STORY

LEAVER: I want an omelette.

REMAINER: Right. It’s just we haven’t got any eggs.

LEAVER: Yes, we have. There they are. [HE POINTS AT A CAKE]

REMAINER: They’re in the cake.

LEAVER: Yes, get them out of the cake, please.

REMAINER: But we voted in 1974 to put them into a cake.

LEAVER: Yes, but that cake has got icing on it. Nobody said there was going to be icing on it.

REMAINER: Icing is good.

LEAVER: And there are raisins in it. I don’t like raisins. Nobody mentioned raisins. I demand another vote.

DAVID CAMERON ENTERS.

DAVID CAMERON: OK.

DAVID CAMERON SCARPERS.

LEAVER: Right, where’s my omelette?

REMAINER: I told you, the eggs are in the cake.

LEAVER: Well, get them out.

EU: It’s our cake.

JEREMY CORBYN: Yes, get them out now.

REMAINER: I have absolutely no idea how to get them out. Don’t you know how to get them out?

LEAVER: Yes! You just get them out and then you make an omelette.

REMAINER: But how?! Didn’t you give this any thought?

LEAVER: Saboteur! You’re talking eggs down. We could make omelettes before the eggs went into the cake, so there’s no reason why we can’t make them now.

THERESA MAY: It’s OK, I can do it.

REMAINER: How?

THERESA MAY: There was a vote to remove the eggs from the cake, and so the eggs will be removed from the cake.

REMAINER: Yeah, but…

LEAVER: Hang on, if we take the eggs out of the cake, does that mean we don’t have any cake? I didn’t say I didn’t want the cake, just the bits I don’t like.

EU: It’s our cake.

REMAINER: But you can’t take the eggs out of the cake and then still have a cake.

LEAVER: You can. I saw the latest Bake Off and you can definitely make cakes without eggs in them. It’s just that they’re horrible.

REMAINER: Fine. Take the eggs out. See what happens.

LEAVER: It’s not my responsibility to take the eggs out. Get on with it.

REMAINER: Why should I have to come up with some long-winded incredibly difficult chemical process to extract eggs that have bonded at the molecular level to the cake, while somehow still having the cake?

LEAVER: You lost, get over it.

THERESA MAY: By the way, I’ve started the clock on this.

REMAINER: So I assume you have a plan?

THERESA MAY: Actually, back in a bit. Just having another election.

REMAINER: Jeremy, are you going to sort this out?

JEREMY CORBYN: Yes. No. Maybe.

EU: It’s our cake.

LEAVER: Where’s my omelette? I voted for an omelette.

REMAINER: This is ridiculous. This is never going to work. We should have another vote, or at least stop what we’re doing until we know how to get the eggs out of the cake while keeping the bits of the cake that we all like.

LEAVER/MAY/CORBYN: WE HAD A VOTE. STOP SABOTAGING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. EGGSIT MEANS EGGSIT.

REMAINER: Fine, I’m moving to France. The cakes are nicer there.

LEAVER: You can’t. We’ve taken your freedom of movement.


THE ABERDEENSHIRE LOCAL PLAN – THE NEXT BIG STEP STARTS

The Council’s NEXT local plan gets underway again at the Formartine Area Committee next week.

https://committees.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/committees.aspx?commid=5&meetid=19029&agendaid=19504&fbclid=IwAR3aJS72Imk71-4NWz1NTRGY-us_87WcSgYdskfJ9L1kcqe4jWPggrJgaLY


Celebrating 20 years of the Hut/zone 98

“Tarves has had an award winning youth project now for 20 years. They have been celebrating their past with the young people and past and present helpers. Starting out as Zone 98, some years later it changed its name to ‘The Hut’ project. It has given advice and helped many local young people . Educating and advising… but more importantly giving the confidence and support to them that has helped many on to adult life.

It has been a success. But it still needs support for the next generations that can pass through its little building in the grounds of the School.

Congratulations to you all.
Cllr Paul Johnston


CALL FOR SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Aberdeenshire Councillor Paul Johnston has asked for more information to guide the North East’s tourism strategy. The call came at both Aberdeenshire’s infrastructure Services committee who were approving the Aberdeenshire part of the strategy on Thursday 23rd August 2018 and on the following day asking for a sustainable Tourism strategy to be planned as part of the North East Scotland Strategic Development Plan.

“The strategy is about how we seek to plan and develop tourism in the future.  As we live in a very unstable era, we need to think carefully about investing in more ‘sustainable’ forms of Tourism for the long term.” said Councillor Johnston.

“Much of Tourism is about short term reaction to the visitor market.  That we all understand. Long term however, we need to think about how tourism will be developed because of climate change and demographic changes in the world as a consequence.  Aberdeenshire and Scotland more widely, can be proud of its journey so far to a sustainable environment.  It will take a bit more work, however, which I am confident we can do, to be sustainable in the same terms with industry. Tourism being one.”

Councillor Johnston, was a former member of Aberdeen and Grampian Tourist Board and has work in Tourism related industry for over twenty years. he was first to propose the inclusion of Food and Drink as a strand of tourism strategy in previous years, as well as proposing Green tourism initiatives.

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/north-east-council-gets-on-board-with-1bn-tourism-strategy/


Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

There are in a series of workshops more public engagement in the new mental health and wellbeing strategy. Interested members of the public are invited to attend and help The Health and Social Care Partnership develop the strategy.

And please click on the link below to the EU the briefing

Cllr Paul Johnston

Please find an updated briefing attached, which includes an additional workshop.

This workshop will take place on Wednesday 22nd August, 5:45pm – 8.00pm at Garioch Heritage Centre.

From: Pete Matthews
Sent: 20 July 2018 16:27
To: CUCouncillors <CUCouncillors1
Subject: Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Dear all

As you may be aware, we are in the process of developing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for adults (including people over 65).

To help shape the strategy, we have organised a series of public workshops across Aberdeenshire, to seek people’s views on our future mental health priorities.

Please find a briefing attached, which provides more details on the workshops, including locations and dates.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the events, and please do share this information widely with your local communities.

Tel: 01467 535549

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 25-07-2018.pdf


Councillor seeks clarity on Bennachie road proposal

Councillor Paul Johnston

Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) councillor Paul Johnston is asking Aberdeenshire Council to clarify that councillors are opposed to the option of building a dual carriageway road on part of Bennachie.

Cllr Johnston said: “Bennachie is one the most loved hills in Britain, a source of inspiration and a place for recreation and nature. It must not be damaged by the intrusion of a major road on its lower slopes.

“I’m certain the vast majority of Aberdeenshire councillors are opposed to the idea of building a dual carriageway road across any part of Bennachie. The Council’s position statement on the proposed A96 dualling, voted through at the April Aberdeenshire full council meeting, does however ask Transport Scotland to keep all ‘viable route options’ under consideration.

“I can’t conceive of any circumstances under which it would be acceptable to build a dual carriageway on Bennachie. This is not specific to the A96. Any dual carriageway on Bennachie would be equally wrong.

Cllr Johnston added: “I’m not at all sure everyone who voted for the resolution passed in April realised they were voting in support of continuing to consider options for re-routing the A96 onto Bennachie. I believe it is essential there is a clear and unambiguous statement from the Council as soon as possible.”

Cllr Johnston has submitted a Notice of Motion for debate at the Aberdeenshire full council meeting on June 28. The Notice of Motion says: ‘This Council does not support building a dual carriageway on Bennachie.’

Aberdeenshire DIGG councillor Cllr Martin Ford said: “The traffic volumes do not justify converting the entire A96 to a dual carriageway. On that basis, I don’t support the proposed dual carriageway for the whole A96 on any of the possible routes. Of course, that includes not wanting to see a dual carriageway built on Bennachie. Councillors who do want to see a dual carriageway built have expressed support for alternative routes. Cllr Johnston’s motion may be the one thing we can all agree on.”

Story from Aberdeen Press and Journal 15th June 2018

Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) councillor Paul Johnston is asking Aberdeenshire Council to clarify that councillors are opposed to the option of building a dual carriageway road on part of Bennachie.

Cllr Johnston said: “Bennachie is one the most loved hills in Britain, a source of inspiration and a place for recreation and nature. It must not be damaged by the intrusion of a major road on its lower slopes.

“I’m certain the vast majority of Aberdeenshire councillors are opposed to the idea of building a dual carriageway road across any part of Bennachie. The Council’s position statement on the proposed A96 dualling, voted through at the April Aberdeenshire full council meeting, does however ask Transport Scotland to keep all ‘viable route options’ under consideration.

“I can’t conceive of any circumstances under which it would be acceptable to build a dual carriageway on Bennachie. This is not specific to the A96. Any dual carriageway on Bennachie would be equally wrong.

Cllr Johnston added: “I’m not at all sure everyone who voted for the resolution passed in April realised they were voting in support of continuing to consider options for re-routing the A96 onto Bennachie. I believe it is essential there is a clear and unambiguous statement from the Council as soon as possible.”

Cllr Johnston has submitted a Notice of Motion for debate at the Aberdeenshire full council meeting on June 28. The Notice of Motion says: ‘This Council does not support building a dual carriageway on Bennachie.’

Aberdeenshire DIGG councillor Cllr Martin Ford said: “The traffic volumes do not justify converting the entire A96 to a dual carriageway. On that basis, I don’t support the proposed dual carriageway for the whole A96 on any of the possible routes. Of course, that includes not wanting to see a dual carriageway built on Bennachie. Councillors who do want to see a dual carriageway built have expressed support for alternative routes. Cllr Johnston’s motion may be the one thing we can all agree on.”


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