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

Friday, 30 November 2018

New Community Council

Following the Community Council elections in October the following were appointed as Community Councillors for the next three years.

At the Community Council meeting on the 27th November the office bearers were appointed and Anne Simpson was co-opted to the Council.

Audrey Harvey (Vice Chair)
Charles Lowe
Seumus Macinnes
Naomi Mandel (Chair)
Keith Pirie (Secretary)
Patricia Reid
Ken Reilly (Licensing and Planning)
Anne Simpson
William Stevenson

The Community Council is still looking for new members.  If you are interested in, or want to find out more about the work of the Community Council, email the Secretary for more information, or come along to one of our meetings.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Next Meeting - 27 November 2018

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held 7pm on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

This meeting is the first of the new Community Council term of three years and we would welcome anyone who missed the elections, but would like to serve on the Community Council, to come along.
The Community Council does have the power to co-opt members. There are currently 8 Community Councillors and 4 vacant posts. 

We would also like to encourage younger residents in the Community Council area aged between 16 and 17 years of age to come on board through the co-opting path.

If you want any further information  have a look at our fact sheet that you can access by clicking here or by emailing the Secretary

The meeting 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

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.