Welcome to the web presence of the Braeside and Mannofield Community Council.
Community Councils are statutory bodies set up by an act of Parliament. Their term of office is 3 years, and they receive and annual grant from their local council.
They have no executive powers although, being close to and part of the local community, they play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies.
Anyone who lives within a Community Council area, and whose name is on the electoral roll can be nominated or apply to become a Community Councillor.
There are also places available for young people aged 16 and 17 years. Other co-options are also allowed.
Braeside and Mannofield Community Council has an upper limit of 12 members.
For full information about Community Councils, download the Aberdeen City Council Handbook from the document Archive below.

In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations, Braeside and Mannofield Community Council have a data privacy policy. That policy can be viewed by clicking here.

We have tried to make this web blog easy to use for all, but should you have any problems, please contact the secretary and we will address your issues as soon as we can. For assistance in accessing the information on the blog, click here or on the accessibility icon below.

You can email us at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Sale of Land - Public meeting



The Braeside and Mannofield Community Council have been contacted by a number of residents concerned that the parcel of land between Airyhall House and Northcote Lodge has been put on the market as a "development opportunity".

Although the site is being sold without planning permission, there is no guarantee that any purchaser might not apply for such permission in the future. The concerns are that access to this area, which is well used by local residents for access to the Airyhall lands, inhabited by birds and other wildlife and with an abundance of wild flowers and majestic trees, will be restricted or removed.


The Community Council wish to gauge the feelings of the community and to discuss possible options and ways forward to ensure that access to and through this piece of natural woodland is not compromised.

As a result, we invite residents in the Community Council area to air their views at a "virtual" public meeting starting at 7pm on Wednesday 28 July 2021.

To access the meeting log into www.zoom.us and join the meeting using ID 304 376 1144 and the password airyhall

If you have difficulty in logging in please contact the secretary at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Thursday, 1 July 2021

Braeside Terrace - Little Big Lunch

Back in May the Community Council, in support of the Eden Project's "Big Lunch" initiative, offered to provide some financial support to any street in the area that wished to organise a, COVID compliant, street "Lunch" Event.

Braeside Terrace took us up on the offer and, on the 6th of June, held a street long "Little Big Lunch".

The event was a huge success with almost  everyone in the Terrace taking part.  Entertainment included a local magician, an adventure trail along the pavements for the children and active adults, music provided by a local DJ, a fantastic range of food from home bakes to Italian delights, a local barista coffee van, fun science experiment demonstration, limbo dancing and more.  Everyone from young children to the oldest residents in the street had a great time together.  

Here are some quotes from lots that were received ;

"Fantastic street party. Really enjoyed it. Well done to all the organisers"  - Bill

 "One great thing to come out of this pandemic has seen the rebirth of real community spirit in Our Street. Today was the highlight of this coming together. Let’s hope this is not just a one off but the cornerstone to enhancing and fostering the kindred spirit which now exists along the length of the Terrace." - Ray and Jenny

"A massive thanks to all the amazing organisers and for the fabulous hospitality!! Awesome entertainment"'  - Susan

"Great party, thoroughly enjoyed our day. Thanks to everyone who organised it" - Ian and Greta

"A lovely memorable day and so nice to meet lots of neighbours" - Sheila and Bill

The Community Council want to congratulate all the organisers on their effort in bringing such a fun day to their community in Braeside Terrace.

If you want to organise a similar event in your street and would appreciate a little financial help, contact the Secretary at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Minutes of Meeting - 22 June 2021

The Community Council held its latest virtual meeting Tuesday 22 June 2021.

You can view or download the minutes of that meeting by clicking here.

There is no meeting of the Community Council in July, the next meeting, will, again, be held on Zoom on Tuesday 24 August 2021. Anyone wishing to attend should contact the secretary by email (see below) for access details.

All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Police Report - June 2021

This report from our Police Scotland Community Policing Team covers progress made in dealing with the priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during June 2021.

COVID 19 – UPDATE

As of Saturday 5th June 2021 Aberdeen City moved to Level 1 of the 5 Covid-19 protection levels laid out by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Governments intention is for most of Scotland (not already at Level 1) to move to Level 0 on 19th July and all remaining restrictions removed from the 9th August, but only if the data remains supportive and the restrictions in the levels remain necessary and proportionate.

The below link is what can & cannot be done in Level 1.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-1/

Officers continue to respond to reports of any breaches in the regulations using the 4E’s principle, namely Engage, Explain Encourage and Enforce as a last resort. Locally Police received no calls in relation to breaches in the regulations.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:

On Sat 5th June officers received a couple of reports regards Youths congregating on Deeside Gardens being abusive with alleged drug dealing from a property. No youths were traced on Police arrival however an individual has been reported to the Courts in relation to concern and supply of Cannabis.

On Thursday 24th June officers received a call reporting workmen going door to door trying to offer work. Due to a good description and passing of the vehicle registration mark officers traced the workmen. No crime was established but advice was passed to both the workmen and the elderly resident in the street.

This is a great example of the importance of vigilance form members of the public looking out for one another and reporting suspicious activity.

Acquisitive Crime:
Officers are making enquiries into the theft of an insecure pedal cycle from the rear garden of an address on Wellbrae Terrace that occurred between Friday 4th June and Tuesday 8th June.

Between Sunday 16th May and Friday 4th June a security light has been stolen from the outbuilding at another address on Wellbrae Terrace.

Enquiries are ongoing into both.

Road Safety & Road Crime:
There have been no incidents of note over the reporting period.

We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time, to report incidents and provide as much description as possible of the vehicle(s)/person(s) in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
The Get About Campaign has been launched to tackle summer cycling casualties.

On the 14th June 2021 partners across the North East launched a collective campaign that aims to reduce higher incidents of cycling casualties over the summer months.

Research has shown an increase in local pedal cycle casualties during the summer months, as pedal cyclists get out on two wheels across North East Scotland.

Records show that in many of the cases, a common cause of the incident was that either the driver or rider ‘failed to look properly’. The campaign seeks to remind cyclists and drivers alike to pay attention to one another, particularly at critical decision-making moments such as junctions and roundabouts, and highlights this during the peak season for these incidents.

The campaign will be supported by police patrols on key cycling routes, as well as officers working in communities near collision hotspots.


In addition, the North Safety Camera Unit will continue to carry out speed enforcement on key routes as part of their ongoing work over the summer.

While the trend for higher cycling incidents over the summer is not unique to the North East, local partners are continuing to work to reduce the number and severity of all casualties, moving towards a vision of zero fatalities on the road network.

Locally officers will be out engaging with local road users across the Community taking the opportunity to educate all road users and where necessary deal with any road traffic offences in a proportionate manner.

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT

 
Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:
AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
HazleheadAshleyQueensCrossCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
TorryFerryhillCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk

Contact Us
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

🕾 101 – Non emergency;
🖱 Twitter - @NorthEPolice;
🖱 Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
🖱 Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
🕾 999 – Emergency;
🕾 0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Airyhall Primary School Aspiration Tree

The Community Council was pleased to support an Airyhall Primary School initiative by financing the purchase of an "Aspiration Tree". 

Leigh Houston, Depute Head Teacher (P4-P7) at the school said, "Because of recent circumstances our Primary 7 pupils are not allowed to go on their residential trip and will be missing out on a number of transition activities. We thought that we would get the children to plant a tree as a legacy of their time at Airyhall. The classes would paint rocks with memories of their time at the school and lay them around the tree. They would then write their future aspirations on labels or ribbons and tie them to the tree. Thus, creating an Aspiration tree." 
Naomi Mandel, Chair of the Community Council said, "Council members agreed that this was a project that was worth supporting.  It is a permanent reminder for the young people as they transition from Primary to Secondary School, reflecting on their time at primary school and considering their aspirations as they move forward." 

The Community Council received a nice letter of thanks from the P7 students in which they said, "We will plant the tree in the school Community Garden and the Airyhall pupils will get to see it grow and flourish. We have decided to call this special tree the Aspiration Tree and this will act as a legacy to this year's Primary 7s and all those in the future. We have created some positivity stones to place around the tree to bring some cheer and positivity to the local community. We hope you like them." 

The tree was planted on Monday 21 June during a small "in-school" ceremony. 

The tree is situated on the foot path between Airyhall Drive and Countesswells Road.

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

City Centre Masterplan - Have your say

Aberdeen City Council are undertaking a public consultation on the City Centre Masterplan and the beach.  They are asking people to take into consideration how their views on the areas have changed due to coronavirus.

The consultation is seeking views on how important potential improvement is in the city centre including Union Street, the west end, Schoolhill/Upperkirkgate/Belmont Street, and the Castlegate. 

People are asked to consider potential improvement projects in these areas and the expected impact of these is also given. For the beach, people are asked to consider sports and leisure activities, public spaces including connection to the city centre, and the Beach Ballroom.

Aberdeen City Councillor Marie Boulton is encouraging everyone to take part in the consultation.

To take part and register your view visit https://communityplanningaberdeen.pointsimulator.com/

The consultation is to finish on 2 July. Further inquiries can be made by contacting CCMP@aberdeencity.gov.uk.

Meeting 22 June 2021 - Agenda

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 22 June 2021.  As in the past few months, it will be a virtual meeting using the Zoom video programme.

There will be no meeting in July, the next being on Tuesday 24 August

If you wish to attend, contact the secretary by emailing bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com for the Zoom room identity and password.

The Agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

ALL WELCOME

Thursday, 10 June 2021

Community Zoom Room

 Remember to come along on  Wednesday 16 June to the Community Zoom Room where the theme will be local history.

Monday, 7 June 2021

Community Zoom Room - 16 June 2021

Braeside and Mannofield Community Council are again opening their Community Zoom Room. At the last event there was a great deal of discussion about local history including Pitfodels Castle, the history of Airyhall House amongst others.

This months Zoom Room will have a theme of local history about it. Come along and tell us about your stories and memories or just listen to the tales of others. The Community Zoom Room is open between 2 and 3pm on Wednesday 16 June to residents in the Community Council area. You can get access by using the Zoom web site www.zoom.us or the Zoom app. Just enter the Room ID as 304 376 1144 and the password acuppy4me. Any problems or queries email the secretary at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com Looking forward to your company

Monday, 31 May 2021

Minutes of Meeting 25 May 2021

The Community Council held its latest virtual meeting Tuesday 25 April 2021.

The minutes of that meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here or from the document archive on the right of the screen.

The next meeting of the Community Council, the last before a summer break, will, again, be held on Zoom on Tuesday 22 June 2021.  Anyone wishing to attend should contact the secretary by email (see below) for access details.

All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Police Report May 2021


This report from our Police Scotland Community Policing Team covers progress made in dealing with the priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during May 2021.

COVID 19 – UPDATE
As of Monday 17 May 2021 Aberdeen City moved to Level 2 of the 5 Covid-19 protection levels laid out by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Governments intention is for most of Scotland (not already at Level 1) to move to Level 1 on 7 June and Level 0 on 28 June, but only if the data remains supportive and the restrictions in the levels remain necessary and proportionate.

The below link is what can & cannot be done in Level 2.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-2/

Remember FACTS to help protect yourselves and others:

Officers continue to respond to reports of any breaches in the regulations using the 4E’s principle, namely Engage, Explain Encourage and Enforce as a last resort. Locally Police received a couple of call where no offences were discovered on investigation.

Community Policing Priorities

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:
On Friday the 7th May we received reports of a group of male’s door step selling across the area. Officers traced those responsible and provided suitable advice before asking them to return to their own area, which they did. This is a timely reminder to be vigilant of those trying to sell items on your doorstep, please report anything suspicious to Police on 101.

Officers continue to proactively patrol area’s known for anti-social behaviour across the area and will deal proportionately with any offences detected or where evidence is sufficient.

Acquisitive Crime:
Between Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th May items including a power washer were stolen from a driveway on Craigton Road, Aberdeen.

Overnight from Monday 18th into Tuesday 19th May, an insecure vehicle was entered and rummaged through on Hammerfield Avenue.

Enquiries are ongoing into both which appear opportunistic and are a timely reminder to ensure you keep your vehicle and belongings secure at all times.

Road Safety & Road Crime:
There have been no incidents of note over the reporting period.  We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time, to report incidents and provide as much description as possible of the vehicle(s)/person(s) in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
Acquisitive Crime and how to help protect your property.

What can I do to stop thieves entering and stealing from my garden?  If you have a garden, it’s the first thing an intruder will have to deal with if they want to break into your house. There are also items in your garden which a thief may wish to steal.  Take some simple steps to secure your garden, shed and garage. 
  1. Keep hedges, walls and fences low at the front of your house. Keep this to a maximum of 1.2 metres high. This will make it harder for thieves to go unseen by neighbours or people passing by.
  2. Install locked gates so it's hard to get into the back or sides. Rear fences and walls should be a minimum 1.8 to 2 metres in height. Trellis topping or an intruder deterrent strip can make climbing difficult.
  3. Grow aggressive shrubbery to make it hard for intruders to climb through. Ideal plants include berberis, blue spruce, common holly, giant rhubarb, golden bamboo, firethorn, shrub rose, pencil Christmas tree, juniper and rubus (bramble).
  4. Security lighting around your property can act as a deterrent. Ask whether neighbours would see someone with the light. Careful use of lighting will inform you or neighbours if someone is there.
  5. Avoid floodlighting that can cause problems to neighbouring properties.
  6. Make sure waste / recycling bins aren't in a place which will make them easy to use to step or climb over fences/walls or access windows.
  7. Lock away any garden implements, furniture or tools in a shed, garage or outside store. Items such as ladders can be useful for breaking into your home.
What can I do to protect property in my shed and garage?
  1. Photograph valuable items of garden furniture or tools and keep a record of the make, model, colour and serial numbers.
  2. Use a UV pen or DNA Marking Kit to security mark your tools or furniture with your house number and postcode.
  3. Use a chain to lock garden tools and furniture together, ensure the anchor point is securely fixed to the ground or solid structure.
  4. Fit a good quality hasp and padlock to the door, make sure it is fitted with dome headed or non-returnable screws to prevent tampering.
  5. Sold Secure or Secured By Design products should be considered.
  6. Secure windows and don’t let intruders see inside.
  7. Depending on the type of window, you could consider fitting internal window grills, heavy wire mesh or reinforced glass.
  8. If a window opens, a window lock should be fitted.
  9. If you have an intruder alarm, consider extending it to cover sheds, garages and outbuildings. Ensure that there is a visible external sounder box.
  10. If you do not have a secure shed, don’t leave items lying out bring items inside.
  11. If your garage joins with your home and there is a through door, it should be to the same security standard as your front or back door, and when not being used you should keep it locked.
Neighbourhood Alert is free to join just go to www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk and sign up to receive Alerts.

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT
Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:
AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
HazleheadAshleyQueensCrossCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
TorryFerryhillCPT@scotland.pnn.police.uk
Contact Us
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

🕾 101 – Non emergency;
🖱 Twitter - @NorthEPolice;
🖱 Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
🖱 Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
🕾 999 – Emergency;
🕾 0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Meeting 25 May 2021 - Agenda

The next virtual meeting of the Community Council will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 25 May 2021. 

If you wish to attend, contact the secretary by emailing bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com for the Zoom room identity and password.

The Agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

ALL WELCOME

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Community Zoom Room

INVITATION

Braeside and Mannofield Community Council invite you to drop in for a chat with the neighbours when the Community Zoom Room is open between 2.00 and 3.00pm on Wednesday 19 May.


So why not make yourself a cuppa, grab a fine piece, log in and join in. Topics of conversation are up to you. 

Join us by going to www.zoom.us or opening your Zoom app, join a meeting, entering the meeting ID as 3043761144 and giving the password acuppy4me.  If you need a hand getting logged on email the secretary on bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

It’s as easy as that. See you there

Little Big Lunch - Funding available

Last year the Community Council were in the process of arranging a community picnic event under the auspices of the Eden Project’s “Big Lunch” initiative.

https://www.edenproject.com/eden-story/our-ethos/the-big-lunch-neighbourhood-get-together.

Thanks to COVID-19 we were not able to progress. The budget we had set for organising the event has been rolled over into this financial year, but with the restrictions on mass gatherings looking as if they will not be lifted any time soon, we have decided to make the “Big Lunch” budget available for Little Big Lunch projects. 

Once the restrictions allow, if you and your neighbours want to organise a local or street “Little Big Lunch” where you can meet socially and re-connect with your neighbours then we would be happy to help with a donation to your festivities. Obviously there will be one or two conditions, for example, you must be able to demonstrate that the event is open to the neighbourhood and not just a family bash!

If you are interested then email the secretary who will be able to send you details on what we have available and how to apply.

Police Report - April 2021

This report is from our Community Policing Team and covers progress made in dealing with the Community Council area priorities during April 2021

COVID 19 – UPDATE
As of Monday 26 April 2021 Aberdeen City is in level 3 of the 5 Covid-19 protection levels laid out by the Scottish Government. It is expected that from Monday 17 May 2021 we will move to level 2, followed by level 1 in early June and level 0 in late June, though this is subject to assessment of the data at the time of review and may change. The below link is what can & cannot be done in Level 3. 


Officers continue to respond to reports of any breaches in the regulations using the 4E’s principle, namely Engage, Explain Encourage and Enforce as a last resort. Locally Police received a single call where advice was passed. 



Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:
As the weather improves and the lockdown restrictions ease we are seeing an increase in people of all ages out enjoying the local area. The vast majority of people continue to act responsibly and in compliance with all the restrictions in place on us all. 

Over the past month we have noted a few instances of anti-social behaviour such as the vandalism to some plant pots at Airyhall Library and damage to a car parked on Airyhall Avenue over the weekend of 2nd to 5th April. On Monday 19th April, (early evening) some youths gathered in the grounds of the derelict building at Airyhall House to set a small camp fire. No youths have been traced in relation to same.

Officers continue to proactively patrol area’s known for anti-social behaviour across the area including above and will look to engage with those present in a positive manner, dealing proportionately with any offences where evidence is sufficient. I wish to encourage all parents/guardians to engage with their children, to know where they are and what they are up to as we move into summer period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There have been no incidents of Acquisitive crime reported to Police for the area over the month of April.

That said I do encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and where they see something suspicious, that you are not happy with, please consider reporting this, passing as much detail/description as possible of any persons and vehicles, particularly registration marks. Please be mindful of the advice on the Community Reassurance page around ‘Shut out Scammers’ campaign launched this month. 

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Road Safety & Road Crime:
There were no specific incidents of note in relation to Road Safety and Road Crime.

We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time, to report incidents and provide as much description as possible of the vehicle(s)/person(s) in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
Neighbourhood Alert is delivered in Scotland by Neighbourhood Watch Scotland. The Alert system allows you to stay up to date with the latest crime, safety and resilience news for your local area which has proved particularly useful to people and communities over the last few weeks. All information comes from trusted sources and removes any doubt to the accuracy and authenticity of the information you receive.

Neighbourhood Alert is free to join just go to www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk and sign up to receive Alerts.

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT
Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:


Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:

🕾 101 – Non emergency;
🖱 Twitter - @NorthEPolice;
🖱 Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
🖱 Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
🕾 999 – Emergency;
🕾 0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Thursday, 29 April 2021

Cycle Safety

We have received some comments from local residents about speeding child cyclists on pavements at Countesswells Road and Springfield Road near Airyhall Primary School, particularly during school opening and closing times. 

Residents have reported that speeding cyclists, and on some occasions their parents or guardians, on their way to school cycle at speed past pedestrians, silently and with inches to spare. It's particularly dangerous when these cyclists approach pedestrians from behind. 

It just takes a pedestrian to deviate by one step from the straight and narrow to collide with a cyclist at the point of overtaking. Although most of the cyclists wear safety helmets, the pedestrians do not.  We fear it may just be a matter of time till there is an accident and someone is injured.

Please remind your children, if they are cycling to school, or at any time on the pavement, that the should use their bell to warn pedestrians of their approach and pass with care and consideration.

Road Closure and Parking Restrictions - Braeside Terrace

Aberdeen City Council has made an order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. 

The order, 8am 04 May until 5pm on 07 May 2021, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Braeside Terrace, Aberdeen

The prohibition is from the south western boundary of number 5 to Springfield Road. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road for the duration of the works. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. 

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. 

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Diversion Heading South: Springfield Road, North Deeside Road, Northcote Road Diversion Heading North: Springfield Road, Craigton Road, Northcote Avenue, Airyhall Road

Minutes of Meeting - 27 April 2021


The Community Council held its last meeting Tuesday 27 April 2021. As in the past few months, the meeting was held using the zoom application.  

The minutes of that meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here or from the document archive on the right of the screen.

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on Zoom on Tuesday 25 May 2021.  Anyone wishing to attend should contact the secretary by email (see below) for access details.

All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Tuesday, 13 April 2021

Next Meeting - 27 April 2021

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 27 April 2021.

With the restrictions on social gatherings still in place, we cannot hold the meeting in public. So, once again, this meeting will be a virtual meeting using the ZOOM video conferencing application.

If you live within the CC area, and would like to be a part of the meeting, then please drop the secretary an email and he will get back to you with the room ID and password.

The Agenda can be downloaded by clicking here

Monday, 5 April 2021

Community Zoom Room - opens for visits

 INVITATION

Braeside and Mannofield Community Council invite you to drop in for a chat with the neighbours when the Community Zoom Room is open between 10.30 and 11.30am on Wednesday 7 April.  

Make a cuppa, grab a fine piece, log in and join in.  Topics of conversation are up to you.  Join us by going to www.zoom.us or opening your Zoom app, join a meeting, entering the meeting ID as 3043761144 and giving the password acuppy4me      

It’s as easy as that.  See you there

https://youtu.be/6P8pqnKZRUs

Friday, 2 April 2021

Police Report - March 2021

This report is from our Community Policing Team and covers progress made in dealing with the Community Council area priorities during March 2021.

COVID 19 – UPDATE
People across Scotland can make non-essential journeys in their local authority area from Friday 2 April when a requirement to Stay Local will replace the Stay at Home rule. The following link provides the Scottish Governments planned easing of restrictions but remains under constant review and is subject to change.

Coronavirus-covid-19-timetable-for-easing-restrictions - March publication

Remember FACTS to help protect yourselves and others.

Officers continue to respond to reports of any breaches in the regulations using the

4E’s principle, namely Engage, Explain Encourage and Enforce as a last resort.  Locally Police received a couple of calls this where no breaches in the regulations evident.

Community Policing Priorities

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:

Over the past month there has been one recorded incident of crime, whereby on Friday 26th March, three youths were seen to run off from the metal recycling bin near to the Airyhall Community Centre having set the small amount of contents on fire within, SFRS attended and put same out. Youths  described as white, 14-15 years of age in dark clothing. Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information asked to contact Police on 101 quoting incident number 3543 of the 26th March.

Officers continue to proactively patrol area’s known for anti-social behaviour. Please see Community Reassurance below regards Op Colonnade which is running from the end of March and throughout April.

Acquisitive Crime:
During the day of Wednesday 24th March a grey electric bicycle was stolen from outside the opticians on Great Western Road, Aberdeen, by having chain cut and removed. Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact Police on 101 quoting incident number 2551 of the 24th March.

We continue to encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and if they see something suspicious to please report this, noting as much detail/description as possible.

Road Safety &Road Crime:

There were no specific incidents of note in relation to Road Safety and Road Crime. We continue to work with partners in response to specific complaints in terms of road traffic offences with Craigton Road and Seafield Gardens being most notable regards complaints. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time, to report incidents and provide as much description as possible of the vehicle(s)/person(s) in order for us to take positive action.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
Op Colonnade
In response to local concerns around youth Anti-social behaviour across the West End and Hazelhead Community Policing beat, local officers have launched Op Colonnade. The aim of this Operation is to carry out a mixture of both hi-visibility and plain clothed patrols in areas known for youth Anti-social behaviour on the run up to and over the Easter holidays. Officers will look to engage positively with the local young people with a view to breaking down barriers and building relationships, to get views on what our young people would like in their area as part of a wider partnership approach. Where there is anti-social or criminal behaviour officers will investigate these, gather the available evidence and report those responsible to our Youth Justice Management Unit or the Procurator Fiscal.

Follow us on Twitter @NorthEPolice #WestEndCPT 

Also available are the three following contact email addresses for the West End:

Contact Us
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
  101 – Non emergency
  Web – www.scotland.police.uk
  999 – Emergency
  0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Minutes of Meeting - 23 March 2021

The Community Council held its "virtual" Meeting on Zoom on Tuesday 23 March 2021. The minutes of that meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

The next meeting of the Community Council will be held on line Tuesday 27 April 2021. The meeting will begin at 7pm prompt. Any-one wishing to attend should contact the Secretary for the access codes.

All Welcome

As usual, we can still be contacted with queries or comments by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Zoom Re-visited - 7 April 2021

Following the inaugural opening of the Community Zoom Room last week, Braeside and Mannofield Community Council are pleased to announce the Room will re-open for visits between 10.30 and 11.30 am on Wednesday 7 April.


The room will be open for anyone in our community to join and leave at anytime from 10.30am to 11.30am. SO why not make yourself a coffee or tea, grab a biscuit and log in. The plan is just to get together and chat…there is no agenda, it is purely a social event.

All you need is a computer or a tablet, access to Zoom video conferencing and your cup of tea/coffee.

The ID for the room is 3043761144 and the password is acuppy4me

If you need a hand with getting zoom up and running we can send you a help sheet if you email the secretary on bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com or click here

Tell your friends and neighbours and see you there.

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Timetable for Easing Coronavirus Restrictions - 16 March 2021

 At the  Community Zoom Room meeting, it was suggested that it would be useful to publish the Government's timetable for easing coronavirus restrictions for the information of residents.  The following is reproduced from the Scottish Government website.  You can download a copy from








Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Next Meeting - 23 March 2021

The next meeting of the Community Council will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 23 March 2021.

With the restrictions on social gatherings still in place, we cannot hold the meeting in public. So, once again, this meeting will be a virtual meeting using the ZOOM video conferencing application.

If you live within the CC area, and would like to be a part of the meeting, then please drop the secretary an email and he will get back to you with the room ID and password.

Monday, 15 March 2021

Personal Safety - Live tracking

Thanks to the Braeside and Northcote Neighbourhood Watch Facebook Group for passing on the following information.

If you are planning to go out on your own you can share your current location with a nominated friend using the "Whatsapp" application.
1. Open the Whatsapp application
2. Click on the friend (or friends) with whom you wish to share your location.
3. Click on the paperclip (Android) or the + icon (Apple)
4. Select the "Location" option
5. Choose the "Share live location" option
6. Press "continue"
7. You can now select the amount of time you want to share your location - 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours. You can also add a comment to send to your friend.

We hope you found this helpful.