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 an annual grant from the City 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 the 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 for young people aged 16 and 17 years and other co-options are allowed.
The 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.

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

You can email us at bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Sunday, 11 November 2018

After Dark

With the nights getting darker earlier, Police Scotland have issued advice on how to protect your home from housebreakers.

The advice includes;

  • Use of timer switches on lights and radios to make it look as if your home is occupied
  • Ensure all doors and windows are secure when you leave and when you go to bed
  • If possible, use security lighting at the front and back of your property
  • Make sure all garden tools and ladders are locked away when not being used
  • Use a good quality lock on any garden sheds and out houses
  • Make a note of all makes, models and serial numbers of your property


FINALLY - If you notice anything suspicious in your neighbourhood report it to Police Scotland by phoning 101

Monday, 5 November 2018

Ice Grippers

Last year the Community Council purchased a quantity of overshoe ice grippers to help residents whose mobility was restricted or curtailed because of frost/snow and the fear of falling.

The grippers proved so popular that the Community Council have, again, purchased 250 pairs of ice grippers and placed them at various local community outlets for distribution.

If you would like a pair of the ice grippers to help you move around in ice and snow please call in at Airyhall Community Centre, St Francis Church, Cafe Connect at Mannofield Church or Airyhall Library and ask the staff there for a pair.

All of the grippers have been distributed to these outlets for issuing on a priority need, first come first served basis. The Community Council do not hold a stock of grippers and, unfortunately numbers are limited so once the supply has been exhausted, there are no more.

The ice grippers come in two sizes – Medium (shoe sizes 3-6) and Large (shoe sizes 7-11)

Fingers crossed that winter will be kind to us and the need for the overshoe grippers will be minimal.

Police Report - October 2018

This report has been issued by the local policing unit and covers progress made in dealing with community priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st October to 31st October 2018.

"The report aims to highlight emerging issues in your area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to Community Council members and residents you represent. Our focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns.

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
The Antisocial Behaviour calls within the area remain mostly calls relating to poor behaviour from across the age spectrum with regarding people carrying on the party on their way home. Whilst not immediately a cause for concern such behaviour can often lead to vandalisms and concern calls later in the evening, so if you think it could turn into something else let us know. 

There have been no reported of vandalisms or assaults during the reporting period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There have been no reports of any acquisitive crime in this reporting period. A theft of motorcycle nearby should be a reminder that unfortunately a steering lock is insufficient to secure a motorcycle and the use of a disc brake lock would be the minimum recommended.

Road Safety & Road Crime:
In the middle of the month we undertook a Roads Policing operation specially designed to address inappropriate speed on the local roads across the area you have asked us to be aware of. This resulted in some 88 people being spoken to by the Police for various offences, including one individual who had driven though quite a bit of our area before he was stopped as part of this operation, he was unable to read a number plate at the required distance and was subject to an immediate revocation of licence.

We will, over the coming months, continue to address your concerns regarding Speeding, however if you have If you have concerns about someone’s fitness to drive the quickest way for action is to contact the DVLA is https://live.email-dvla.service.gov.uk/w2c/en_gb/decisions/root

Community Engagement & Reassurance
Now the clocks have gone back we are all aware of the nights being just that little darker, this is the time at which we would hope you review your home security for the winter months,

 Make sure tools, garden equipment are locked away.

 Cycles should be locked to something in a garage or shed, we I know it’s a pain but that’s what makes them unattractive to steal.

 Look at the locks on your garage and shed, could you get past them easily if you needed to.

 Are you security lights still pointing in the right direction? Do their sensors need cleaning?

Over the last 3 weeks you may have seen our updates on Twitter regarding your local officers being out on foot checking our streets to identify homes which look unoccupied in the darkness. You may even have had an after dark postcard through your letterbox, I know quite few people have!

Take a moment when you come home in the evening to look at your house and ask yourself does it look occupied, if it doesn’t you need to do something about it.

We are always happy to hear from you at the CPT email addresses where we often assist with general queries, I have added a couple of recent ones below which may be of use to us all.

As Halloween and Bonfire night are upon us I would draw your attention to our advice on “Trick or Treating” or “Penny for the Guy”  https://www.askthe.scottish.police.uk/content/Q322.htm.

This is an authorised site at which you can find further information on a whole range of questions https://www.askthe.scottish.police.uk/content/@1.htm

When it comes to reporting Fires of ANY KIND please do not contact us and ask we attend to see if it’s ok to call the Fire Brigade, if you think someone should know about a fire whatever the circumstances call our colleagues in SFRS using 999, if they think we need to know they will contact us.

We have been asked for the following link quite a lot recently and it is in relation to vehicles parked on double yellow lines. Parking within Aberdeen City has been decriminalised since 2003 and its enforcement is not a matter for the Police, it is a matter for the City Wardens you can contact them here 03000 200 292 or if out of hours here citywardens@aberdeencity.gov.uk

The importance of the relationship between you the Community Council and us your CPT in preventing crime cannot be underestimated, you are an integral part of our community and as such have access to information and opinions not open or readily accessible to us.

You can help us in being able to take local action on behalf of local people.

We will continue to feed back to you at the Community Council meetings regarding the specific points you have raised. Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

National Campaigns
This time of year a number of our young people take their first forays into the night time economies in both the City and Shire, as exciting as it can be for the young people it can be a worrying time for families.

The North East of Scotland is one of the safest places in Western Europe however a timely reminder that one of the City's successes the "Ask Angela" scheme has been extended to the Shire, it's worth everyone taking a look.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2018/October/ask-for-angela-scheme-extended-in-ne

You can Contact our local Police Unit through the following media:

Ø  ' 101 – Non emergency;
Ø  ; Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Ø  ' 999 – Emergency;
Ø  ' 0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Monday, 29 October 2018

Minutes of Meeting - 23 October 2018

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 23 October 2018 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right.

The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 27 November 2018 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church at 7pm.

Meeting dates till the end of the year are listed on the right.

All Welcome

We can still be contacted with queries or comment by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Unconventional Oil and Gas Consultation

The Community Council has recently received a notification that the Scottish Government are seeking to consult on the future of unconventional oils and gas recovery.  Rather than paraphrase the information it is replicated below for information.

"The Scottish Government is currently finalising its policy position on the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

As part of that process the Scottish Government is inviting views on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and partial Business, Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) of their preferred policy position, that the Scottish Government does not support the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland.

These assessments are necessary before the policy position can be finalised and are the latest steps in the approach that the Scottish Government has adopted on this issue.

On 28 January 2015, the Scottish Government put in place a moratorium on unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland. This prevents hydraulic fracturing (fracking) for shale oil and gas, and coal bed methane extraction taking place.

Scottish Government undertook a far-reaching investigation into unconventional oil and gas, including a four-month public consultation, Talking “Fracking”, which concluded in May 2017 and received more than 60,000 responses. You can read more about Talking Fracking here: https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/fracking-unconventional-oil-and-gas/

On 24 October 2017, the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of the Scottish Government’s preferred position of not supporting the development of unconventional oil and gas in Scotland. This preferred policy position was set out in a written statement on the Scottish Government website on 07 December 2017.

The practical effect of the current moratorium, and the on-going policy-making process, is that no fracking or other unconventional oil and gas activity can take place in Scotland at this time. Further information can be found on the Scottish Government website at: https://www.gov.scot/Topics/Business-Industry/Energy/onshoreoilandgas

Any policy decision that has potential for significant environmental effects must be subject to a SEA prior to its finalisation. These requirements are set out in the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. A Strategic Environmental Assessment is a means of considering the likely significant impact of a public plan, programme or strategy on the environment. 

As there is potential for significant environmental effects, either as a consequence of industrial activity or as a consequence of not permitting an unconventional oil and gas industry, a SEA is required before the policy is finalised.

Similarly, as there is potential for business and regulatory impacts, either as a consequence of industrial activity or as a consequence of not permitting an unconventional oil and gas industry, a BRIA is required before the policy is finalised.

A partial BRIA has been produced help to assess the likely costs, benefits and risks of the preferred policy position and views are invited on its contents. The final BRIA will build on the partial BRIA and the consultation analysis.

The consultation will close Tuesday 18 December 2018.

When providing views to this consultation on the SEA Environmental Report, the preferred policy position statement and the partial BRIA, there is no need to restate views already covered in the 2017 Talking “Fracking” public consultation analysis report, as these have been, and will continue to be, taken into account as the Scottish Government finalises its policy position on unconventional oil and gas.

Responses to the consultation are invited via the Citizen Space portal: https://consult.gov.scot/energy-and-climate-change-directorate/preferred-policy-position-on-uog/
Alternative formats can be made available on request via UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot"UOGSEAConsultation@gov.scot

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Leave a Light on

With the evenings becoming dark earlier it is important, if you are going out or going away, to leave a light on.

A dark house tells a housebreaker that there is no-one in and may just tempt him to break in.

Police Scotland carried out an evening operation recently and found a significant number of homes in total darkness. In these cases local officers left an advice leaflet for the house occupant.

Electrical timers are relatively cheap to buy and, when connected to lamp, will ensure that you always have a light in your house to deter the housebreaker.

Remember to Leave a Light on!

The Santa Fun Run

A group of Santas will be running down Union Street collecting money to help Charlie House. 
Charlie House is a local charity started in 2011 to help make life better for babies, children and young people who have life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.  It also supports their parents, brothers and sisters, and all those who love them.

The run, will start in Albyn  Place between 5pm and 6pm on 25th November ,just before the city's Christmas lights are switched on. 

Entrants must be 16 or over but mini Santas can take part if accompanied by an adult.

Tickets for the event are £10, with a family ticket available for £35, which includes a bib number, a Santa suit and a winner's medal and a special Christmas goodie bag for each participant.

The event is also open to wheelchair users and their carers who can buy a ticket for £10.

All participants are asked to register at the desk in Victoria Street by 3.30pm.  Places can also be booked by visting the Eventbrite website at  bit.ly/2QAEUH9

TESCO Robbery Appeal

Police Scotland are renewing their appeal for information on the attempted robbery at the Tesco store in Great Western Road about 10.50pm on Friday 21 September.

They are looking for a man, believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s.

He is described as 5ft 7in with a local Aberdeen accent and wearing a distinctive two-tone black and grey hooded top with green draw strings.

A police spokesman said: “Although the persons involved in this incident were not hurt or injured in any way, they were left feeling understandably shocked and frightened.

“I would urge anyone who recognises the person in the image or the male himself to make contact with the police on 101 as soon as possible quoting ref. no. CF0232820918.

“You can also contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.”

You can see a picture of the man that police want to trace by clicking here.

Polish Celebrations in Aberdeen

The Polish Association Aberdeen are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence by holding 8 local events.

At 7pm on 3rd November, an Edinburgh based Polish-Scottish theatre group, 'Lustro Sceny/ Mirror of the stage' directed by Mikolaj & Patrycja Zajac, will present the play 'Lilies' at Aberdeen Arts Centre.

The evening will begin with a reception for the guests in the gallery from 4pm which will include an exhibition 'Women of Independence' (it will be at the Central Library from 12th of November) and prof. Zdzislaw Bieganski will speak about one particular woman of independence.

Image result for lilies clip artFrom 5pm, in the Conference Room, there will be a book reading with Dr Helen Lynch - 'Elephant and the Polish question' and 'Tea for the rent boy' have very strong Polish-Scottish links. 

At 6pm, Dr Elwira Grossman will give a lecture: 'Power of Invisible: Adam Mickiewicz and his poetic world'. 

At aprox. 8.15pm (after the theatre play), Melting Pot Collective will perform at the 'Coffee Bar' of Aberdeen Arts Centre.

Tickets for 'Lilies' are £10 and can be obtained from the Box Office or online 

Other events marking the anniversary are:

* 1st November, from 7pm, St John's Church - 'Bogu i Ojczyznie' - a spectacle with sung poetry by the actors and musicians from 'Teatr Polski' in Bielsko-Biala. Poetry of Adam Mickiewicz, Cyprian Kamil Norwid, father Piotr Skarga and John Paul II and more with top musicians from south Poland.

* 2nd November, Town House - 10.30am a tour of Town House with actors from Edinburgh (Lustro Sceny/ Mirror of the Stage); actors from Bielsko-Biala, prof. Zdzislaw Bieganski (University of Kazimierz Wielki); dr hab. Tomasz Orlow (University of Silesia).

*2nd November, Exodus, from 7pm - 'Polish Scottish Ceilidh' with Danse McCabre ceilidh band and our Polish guests performing; Polish (bigos, pierogi, barszcz and krokiety, sandwiches) and Scottish (haggis, neeps, tatties) traditional food will be served. Tickets £10 standard; £6 concessions available on the door (food tasting included in a ticket price).

* 3rd November, St Andrew's Cathedral, 12pm - organ and grand piano recital by prof. Tomasz Orlow

* 4th November, Newton Dee Phoenix Theatre, 3pm - grand piano concert by prof. Tomasz Orlow

* 5th November, Monday, Belmont Filmhouse from 6pm - event with historians prof. Zdzislaw Bieganski (University of Kazimierz Wielki in Poland) and prof. Karin Friedrich (University of Aberdeen). Event about the history of Poland's partition, 18th, 19th early 20th century, road of Poland to independence, Greater Poland Uprising.

* 4th November, Sunday, King's College Chapel, 8pm - organ recital by prof. Tomasz Orlow

* around 12th November we are also planning the opening of 'Women of Independence' exhibition commemorating great Polish women who helped our cause of independence.Your help will be much appreciated.

Friday, 12 October 2018

Temporary Traffic Lights - Craigton Road

Aberdeen City Council have advised that there will be temporary traffic lights on Craigton Road close to Hillhead of Pitfodels between 19 and 23 November.

The lights will be in operation between the hours of 9am and 4pm daily and are installed to allow SSE to carry out road works at that location.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Aberdeen Cross City Transport Connections - Consultation

Aberdeen City Council are holding public consultations on the Cross City Transport Connections between the 8th October and the 31st October 2018.

The Public Consultation is to be held to gather feedback on the potential public transport and active travel for Aberdeen Cross-City Connections. 

Nine public transport options, and a range of active travel connections are being considered as part of this study to examine transport connectivity to from the new/existing development sites and identify appropriate transport infrastructure and connectivity improvements.

As part of the Consultation, an online questionnaire will be open until 31st October 2018 where the public can record their views through a short online survey. Link to the online survey below:

Police Report - September 2018

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st September to 30th September 2018.

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
The Antisocial Behaviour calls within the area have comprised mostly of calls relating to poor behaviour from across the age spectrum with regarding people carrying on the party on their way home, whilst no one expects people to walk back from parties or the pub in silence a little thought to the residential areas you are passing through would be appreciated. Whilst not immediately a cause for concern such behaviour can often lead to vandalisms and concern calls later in the evening, so if you think it could turn into something else let us know. 

There have been no reported of vandalisms or assaults during the reporting period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been an attempted robbery at the TESCO on Great Western Road in which a male threatened Staff, fortunately, no one was hurt or anything taken. In relation to this attempted robbery we would like to trace the an seen in this CCTV picture.

There have been no reports of other acquisitive crime during this period. 

We would reiterate when conducting your night time routine in addition to checking the doors are locked please check you haven’t left your keys in the outside of the door lock or left your vehicles unlocked as has happened recently.

Road Safety & Road Crime:
In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions. We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

Whilst your local officers predominately detect Drink Drivers as part of specific speeding patrols or on route to other calls there have been 3 occasions this month in which we have been assisted by members of the local community who have seen someone within a local licenced premises clearly intoxicated and about to drive then informed the police. Please never hesitate to contact us if you see a drink driver or someone about to drive, remember it is a crime in progress and one which can have very serious consequences for innocent members of our community.

Community Engagement & Reassurance: 
Now the schools are back our young people will have formed new friendships and moved into new groups, whilst the evenings are still lighter and the weather good our outdoor spaces are just the place for them. 

When we are telling them you stay out longer/explore further because you’re a year on please let that advice include where not to go and the reasons why. We have a significant number of building sites and derelict buildings within our area which young people are attracted to because they offer excitement and are out of the public view, they all so offer in many cases a significant danger once you have climbed past the security barriers. 

As the nights start to grow longer and the time approaches for the clocks to go back we would encourage you to take a look at your property: 

* Ensure that unneeded tools and furniture (particularly ladders) are securely locked away

* Have you have adjusted your evening routine to ensure there is a light on at home, even when you're out? We know this can mean a constant fiddle with time clocks as it gets darker earlier however having a light on at home in the evenings is a significant deterrent. 

Take the change in seasons as a prompt to review your security regarding not just outside lighting but also what physical measures you could take and think, if you were locked out how would you get in, if the answer is other than getting the spare key from a friend or family (not under a plant pot) you are leaving yourself vulnerable.  http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-home

Have a look through your shed or garage window and ask yourself could you get in and if you could you get away with the items inside.  http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/home-and-personal-property/secure-your-garden-and-outbuildings 

Further information on a whole range of questions can be found here  https://www.askthe.scottish.police.uk/content/@1.htm

The importance of the relationship between you the Community Council and us your CPT in preventing crime cannot be underestimated, you are an integral part of our community and as such have access to information and opinions not open or readily accessible to us. You can help us in being able to take local action on behalf of local people. We will continue to feed back to you at the Community Council meetings regarding the specific points you have raised. Should you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.

National Campaigns
This time of year a number of our young people take their first forays into the night time economies in both the City and Shire, as exciting as it can be for the young people it can be a worrying time for families.  The North East of Scotland is one of the safest places in Western Europe however a timely reminder that one of the City's successes the "Ask for Angela" scheme has been extended to the Shire, it's worth everyone taking a look.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2018/October/ask-for-angela-scheme-extended-in-ne

You can Contact our local Police Unit through the following media:

Ø  ' 101 – Non emergency;
Ø  ; Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Ø  ' 999 – Emergency;
Ø  ' 0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Monday, 8 October 2018

Minutes of Meeting - 25 September 2018


The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 25 September 2018 and the notes of the discussion with David Phillips, Operations Director of First Bus can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right. 

The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 23 October 2018 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church at 7pm.

Meeting dates till the end of the year are listed on the right.

All Welcome

We can still be contacted with queries or comment by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

FREE Salt Bags

You may have seen in the press that the City Council are offering large bags of salt to communities for use in de-icing pavements and roads when the winter weather sets in.

The salt, donated by John Ross Jnr, comes in 1 tonne bags and will be delivered for residents use.  Obviously, the bags cannot be dropped in an area of public footway, carriageway or car park as the bag would be susceptible to vandalism, theft or misuse and obstruct the area for pedestrians and vehicles. 

In addition, they cannot be dropped on any green areas as the salt would kill the existing vegetation.

If you would like to host a bag for your area, you should email winter@aberdeencity.gov.uk or phone 0300 0200 292.

You will need to be able to give the following details:

· The name of the person who will be responsible for the bag
· Details of a secure location to drop the bag (such as a driveway, locked gate or garage)

and you will need to ensure that the location has 3m width clearance for the delivery lorry and 1.5m2 space to store the bag.

Requests for a salt bag should be with the council before 1 November

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Next Meeting - 25 September 2018

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held 7pm on Tuesday 25 September 2018.

It will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Parish Church, Great Western Road, with access to the Church by the Countesswells Road entrance.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here

ALL WELCOME

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Police Report - August 2018

This report covers progress we have made in dealing with the policing priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st July to 31st July 2018. 

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
The Antisocial Behaviour calls within area relate primarily to the inconsiderate use of our open spaces and parks during the better weather recently, we would not only urge everyone to use them responsibly clearing up after themselves and showing consideration for local residents but that the local residents remind themselves that the areas are for everyone to use and enjoy. 

We have 1 report of an Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (drone) being used in circumstances out with the Air Navigation Order, the operator has been charged and a report has been submitted to the PF.

With one recent local incident in which a drone was seized and its operator charged, we are keen to highlight the existing legislation around the use of drones and the potential risks if they are flown in and around crowded or built-up areas. 

Drones are becoming more popular for filming and photographing scenic areas or places of interest but it is essential that they are used responsibly and they do not cause alarm or injury to members of the public.

We would advise drone operators to familiarise themselves with all the appropriate legislation so as to ensure they adhere to existing aviation laws and regulations, and be aware of the areas in our community where drone activity may pose a particular sensitivity.”

Please visit the Civil Aviation Authority’s website at the following link:

http://www.caa.co.uk/Consumers/Unmanned-aircraft/Recreational-drones/Recreational-drone-flights/ 

There have been no reported of vandalisms or assaults during the reporting period. 

Acquisitive Crime:
There have been no reports of acquisitive crime during this period. When conducting your night time routine in addition to checking the doors are locked please check you haven’t left your keys in the outside. If you leave the house please lock sheds and side access doors to gardens.
Road Safety & Road Crime:

In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions. We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation. Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

We would also remind some of our Adults that whilst for them riding a cycle on the pavement is not allowed for children doing their paper rounds it is ok.
Community Engagement & Reassurance:
Now the schools are back our young people will have formed new friendships and moved into new groups, whilst the evenings are still lighter and the weather good our outdoor spaces are just the place for them. 

When we are telling them you stay out longer/explore further because you’re a year on please let that advice include where not to go and the reasons why. 

We have a significant number of building sites and derelict buildings within our area which young people are attracted to because they offer excitement and are out of the public view, they all so offer in many cases a significant danger once you have climbed past the security barriers. 

We are often asked what I do in the case of a Road Traffic Collision. Do I need to call the Police? 

No you do not, unless there is injury and or the road is blocked, if there is no Injury YOU just need to exchange details and move the vehicles to a safe place.
S170 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 details what you need to provide and what you are entitled to get back, "The driver of the mechanically propelled vehicle must stop and, if required to do so by any person having reasonable grounds for so requiring, give his name and address and also the name and address of the owner and the identification marks of the vehicle."

Please note this does not include insurance details or phone numbers, the Police will not attend just to apportion blame.

National Campaigns
This time of year a number of our young people look to move away from home and into further education, the advice below will be invaluable in keeping those loved ones safe as well as their property with them.

It can be a daunting time for any young person and their family however significantly more support and advice is available than in years gone by.
http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2018/august/student-safety-2018-campaign-launched

You can Contact ourlocal police Unit through the following media:

Ø  ' 101 – Non emergency;
Ø  ; Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Ø  ' 999 – Emergency;
Ø  ' 0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Community Council Elections

As intimated earlier, the elections for Community Councils will be held on 25 October 2018. The process had now begun and the notice of election has been published.

You have until 4pm on 27 September to complete and submit your nomination form is you want to stand as a Community Councillor.

You don't need any special skills or experience to get involved - anyone who lives in the Community Council area and is on the electoral roll can get involved.

The key dates for this years election are:

4pm on 27 September Closing date for nominations
4pm on 3 October Closing date for withdrawals
8 October Notice of Poll (or uncontested)
25 October Polling Day

You can download a nomination form to stand as a Community Councillor by clicking here

For further information contact Karen Finch, Community Council Liaision Officer on 01224 522723 or by email at communitycouncils@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Minutes of Meeting - 28 August 2018

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 28 August 2018 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right. 

The next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 26 September in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church at 7pm.

Meeting dates till the end of the year are listed on the right.

All Welcome

We can still be contacted with queries or comment by sending an email to the Secretary - bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Monday, 20 August 2018

Next Meeting - 28 August 2018


The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held 7pm on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

It will be held in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Parish Church, Great Western Road, with access to the Church by the Countesswells Road entrance.

The Agenda for the meeting can be viewed or downloaded by clicking here

ALL WELCOME

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Police Report - July 2018

The latest police report for the area from 1st July to 31st July 2018:

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
The Antisocial Behaviour calls within area relate primarily to the inconsiderate use of our open spaces and parks during the better weather recently, we would not only urge everyone to use them responsibly clearing up after themselves and showing consideration for local residents but that the local residents remind themselves that the areas are for everyone to use and enjoy.

There have been a small number of reported vandalisms at the beginning of the month predominantly in the Morningside area which consisted of glass being broken, if anyone is aware of anyone going about with a catapult in suspicious circumstances please let us know. There has been 1 report of an assault in which the young person responsible will be reported to the Youth Justice unit.

Acquisitive Crime:
There have been no reports of acquisitive crime during this period, however in the good weather we would always recommend locking your cycles to each other or something substantial within your shed, don’t make it easy for them. Drawing on other areas recent experience if your vehicle has keyless entry please check where ever you keep the keys within the house does not cause the vehicle to unlock.

Road Safety & Road Crime:
In response to your requests Officers will be taking a robust approach balancing education with enforcement to ensure the relatively small minority who are responsible for committing offences and antisocial behaviour with vehicles are held accountable for their actions.  We will be working with partners and making use of antisocial behaviour legislation.  Residents in the areas affected by antisocial driving are encouraged to contact Police on 101 at the time to report incidents in order for us to take positive action.

We would also remind some of our Adults that whilst for them riding a cycle on the pavement is not allowed for children doing their paper rounds it is ok.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
I hope we have all been able to take advantage of the terrific weather recently by spending more time outdoors, as always we would ask you to lock garden tools & cycles away after use and if you're in the back garden is your front door unlocked?

As more of us enjoy the open recreational spaces Aberdeen has to offer be it the Deeside way, the Hazlehead parks and trails or anyone of the garden parks we have dotted across the city, we would ask you to take a little time and consider those others using them and how they got there, perhaps by car by cycle or even by horse. Each requires a different consideration from other road users you can find out more here.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/road-safety/
http://www.scotland.police.uk/whats-happening/news/2017/october/drivers-urged-to-give-horses-plenty-of-room

In the summer months the majority of our antisocial behaviour calls are about young people who "might be up to something" or "look like they're up to no" good or even are making a racket in a play park. As adults I would hope you would cast your mind back to when you were that age and remember the vast majority of our young people whilst a bit loud and occasionally boisterous are doing anything than being perfectly acceptable children.

Conversely if when you look at someone or a group and instinctively know they are up to no good let us know as these are the people we need to know about.

Over the last couple of months we have spoken about the frauds, if there are any local groups who would like us to attend and have a chat please let us know if they are not in our area they can find their local policing team to contact here.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/your-community/north-east/

Just please remember no matter how plausible the "security alert on your account" may seem or convincing "the police officer/bank manager/security expert" may be.

YOUR BANK OR THE POLICE WILL NEVER CONTACT YOU OVER THE PHONE AND ASK YOU TO TRANSFER MONEY BETWEEN ACCOUNTS.

Please look here and ensure your seniors or perhaps less tech savvy community members are aware.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/keep-secure-online/phishing-internet-shopping

National Campaigns
Door step crime increases with the lighter nights this time of year, often in the guise of Bogus Workmen they pray on the elderly and other vulnerable groups in our community. If someone you know is suddenly getting work done in their property that they have never mentioned, ask them about it, if it seems suspicious contact either ourselves or our partners within Aberdeen City Council Trading Standards
https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/business-and-licensing/trading-standards/trading-standards

This time of year a number of our young people look to move away from home and into further education, the advice below will be invaluable in keeping those loved ones safe.
http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/student-safety

What to know more about how we measure up, this is where to find out.

http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/our-performance/

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

The Great Aberdeen Run

The Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run is back in the city on Sunday 26 August 2018.  The event will again feature a half marathon, 10k and family run.

All races on the day will start and finish on Union Street with the event village based alongside. 

The day starts with the 10km at 09.00am, followed by the half marathon at 10.30am before the family run which starts at 1.10pm.

A number of roads within the city will be affected by the event, and road closures and traffic diversions will be in operation on the day.

Community Council Elections

Community Councils are established by the Local Authority as set out in the Scheme for Establishment of Community Councils.

Community Councillors are volunteers who have an interest in their local area and who have been elected by their local communities.

Becoming a Community Councillor in Aberdeen gives you an opportunity to play a vital role in decision making.

The elections for Community Councils will be held on 25 October 2018 which means there has never been a better time to get involved.

You don't need any special skills or experience, anyone who lives in the Community Council area and is on the electoral roll can get involved.

The key dates for this years election are:

7pm on 22 August              Information session at the Town House
7pm on 27 August              Information session at the Town House
29 August                             Publication of notice of election
4pm on 27 September       Closing date for nominations
4pm on 3 October              Closing date for withdrawals
8 October                             Notice of Poll (or uncontested)
25 October                           Polling Day

For further information contact   Karen Finch, Community Council Liaision Officer on 01224 522723 or by email at communitycouncils@aberdeencity.gov.uk

First Aberdeen - Fare Changes

First Aberdeen has announced that some of its fares will be changing from Sunday 5th August 2018.

Tickets bought via the First Bus mobile ticket app will be frozen or reduced to their 2017 price with the changes impacting most on tickets purchased on-bus and through PayPoint. First Aberdeen is urging customers to switch to mobile ticketing, for the best value fares available.

Purchasing a FirstWeek ticket, in advance, using the mTickets app will cost £15.50 but jumps to  £18 if purchased from the driver.

First Aberdeen is also reducing the price of some of its most popular multi-journey products such as the day, monthly or five single tickets package when purchased via the mTickets app.

The new First Bus Unlimited ticket also allows customers to pay a monthly direct debit for unlimited bus travel across their chosen network via the mTickets app to make regular bus travel more convenient than ever before.

First Aberdeen reports that sales of tickets via cashless methods, including mTickets and contactless, have more than doubled over the last year, and is now encouraging more customers to switch from cash to cashless payment methods, to help speed up boarding times.

The majority of student ticket prices have been frozen on the mTickets app to allow students to plan and budget for their travel during term time.

Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director at First Aberdeen, said: “We generally need to review our fares each year to ensure we meet the rising costs that we face as a business, but we have worked hard to keep any increases to a minimum with ticket prices last reviewed in April ‘17.

“Travel by First Aberdeen offers great value for money and we continue to offer a lower price for most tickets purchased via the First mTickets app, in comparison to tickets bought from the driver, so that we can encourage people to switch and speed up their boarding time. This allows us to improve access to purchase tickets on the go for the increasingly mobile savvy consumer.

“Our Aberdeen operation has seen a significant rise in ‘smart’ payments in recent months, with over 70 per cent of our customers now using a ‘cashless’ method. We are working hard to encourage more customers to convert to using mTickets or contactless, as this will have a further impact on reducing boarding times and will help us in the battle to speed up people’s journeys.”

For full details on the changes to First Aberdeen fares, please visit www.firstaberdeen.com

Sunday, 1 July 2018

New Members Required - Fact Sheet

The Community Council is always looking for new members.  Braeside and Mannofield Community Council can have up to 12 members on the Council.  We currently have 9.

Anyone who lives within the Community Council area and whose name is on the electoral roll can be nominated or can apply to become a Community Councillor.

There are also places for young people aged 16 and 17 years and other co-options are allowed.

Community Council Elections are held in October on a 3 year basis on dates, determined by a Returning Officer nominated by Aberdeen City Council.  The next election will be in October this year, 2018.

In addition to election, members can be co-opted to the council as the term of office progresses.

If you would like more information on what the Community Council is all about, what it does, being a Community Councillor in Braeside and Mannofield entails or how to become a member, we have compiled a fact sheet which is available at a number of community locations including Airyhall Library and Airyhall Community Centre.

You can also view or download the Fact Sheet by clicking here

Full details on the nomination and voting process can be found within Section 5 of the “Aberdeen City Council Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils”

Click here to view the Community Council Scheme for Establishment