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

Monday, 12 August 2019

Police Report - July 2019


This report from the local policing unit, covers progress made in dealing with the priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st July to 31st July 2019.

The report aims to highlight emerging issues in the area, and provide crime prevention advice and guidance to residents. The focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns.

Community Policing Priorities

Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:  There has been a report of a vandalism to a window in the disused Braeside School, of you see people hanging about overnight please let us know.
There have been no assaults reported during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:  There has been a report of a fraud in relation to a Dating Scam, if you know anyone who is about to send money to someone they don’t know or have an online relationship with but have never met, please take time to ask them about it and potentially save them a significant amount of money.

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.

Community Engagement & Reassurance:    This month and next month will see a number of additional directed local patrols, you will be aware of those in relation to home security last month, this next month will concentrate on Anti Social Behaviour around our school premises and play parks. 

Whilst we would encourage all of our young people to use our local parks and play spaces they must do so responsibly.

Our home security patrols show an improvement year on year, this year it was 1 in 5 of the properties which were insecure. Be under no illusion this improvement is down to the hard work on all our parts in getting the message to lock your doors out to our neighbours and friends, it’s a real community effort to drive down the number of insecure premises and the possibility of being a victim of crime along with it.

It is worth noting however all the thefts this month relate to insecure premise and / or vehicles.


In relation to getting the right people to the right incident at the right time I would ask you to consider the following:

  • If there is a Fire of ANY kind involved (from a wheelie bin to a camp fire) call Scottish FIRE and Rescue, 
  • If you are trapped in a lift call Scottish Fire and RESCUE
  • If you come across an individual who is unconscious or unresponsive call Scottish AMBULANCE Service


Calling the Police because you don’t want to bother the correct emergency service is not appropriate and can delay in the correct service attending as we will call them on your behalf and await their instruction.  


There have been concerns raised locally regarding email / messenger frauds, we would urge you;

  • No matter how nice/flattering/concerning/your new best friend potential partner is – if you haven’t met them in person and no matter what or how plausible their excuse is DO NOT send them money.
  • If you have a friend you know and have met who suddenly messages you asking for money and they have never done so before, pick up the phone and speak to them in person, you don’t know their messages haven’t been hacked (particularly in Facebook) so when you send them money it’s going to a fraudster.
  • No Government Agency will ever ask you to buy a payment voucher (iTunes etc) and have you send them the payment code on it nor I would suggest would any of your friends/family.


And finally the eternal message of please lock garden tools & cycles away after use and if you're in the back garden is your front door unlocked?

National CampaignsSchool's out, the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, and all over Scotland, people are unwinding in the sunshine (between intermittent periods of breaking out the anoraks and wellies). Lawnmowers and BBQs are being fired up, youths are enjoying the weeks of freedom between terms, and parents are trying to keep the wee ones entertained.  

We want you to have a great, and most importantly safe summer, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of it.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/summer-safety

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:

Non emergency - 101;

Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
Emergency - 999;
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111.

Next Meeting - 27 August 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 27 August 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT.

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.

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

Please note that the meeting room has changed and we will be in one of the upstairs meeting rooms at the church.

ALL WELCOME

Saturday, 6 July 2019

Road Closures 15 July - 25 August


Due to the laying of ducting in connection with the City Fibre initiative, Aberdeen City Council have advised of the following road closures between 15 July and 25 August

1. From 08:00 on 15th July, 2019, until 17:00 on 16th July, 2019
Deeside Gardens, from the boundary between number 19 and 21 Deeside Gardens to the boundary between number 25 and 27 Deeside Gardens. 

2.  From 08:00 17th July, 2019, until 22:00 on 18th July, 2019
Cranford Road, between its junctions with Great Western Road and the slip road opposite number 2 Cranford Road. 

3. From 08:00 on 29th July, 2019, until 17:00 on 30th July, 2019
Deeside Gardens, from its western junction with Deeside Crescent to the boundary between number 202 and 204 Deeside Gardens 

4. From 08:00 on 31st July, 2019, until 17:00 on 1st August, 2019
Deeside Crescent, from its western junction with Deeside Gardens to the boundary between number 40 and 42 Deeside Crescent  

5. From 08:00 on 1st August, 2019, until 17:00 on 2nd August, 2019. 
Deeside Gardens, from the boundary between number 142 and 144 Deeside Gardens to the cul-de-sac entrance for numbers 146-160 Deeside Gardens Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. 

6. From 08:00 17th July, 2019, until 22:00 on 18th July, 2019.
There will be a one-way restriction on Cranford Road slip road, between its junction with Great Western Road and opposite number 2 Cranford Road  The permitted direction of travel will be southbound.

7. From 08:00 on 29th July, 2019, until 17:00 on 2nd August, 2019
There will also be a one-way restriction on Morningside Road,  between its junction with St John’s Terrace and the entrance to the Water Treatment Works . The permitted direction of travel will be southbound. 

8. Between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat from 08:00 on 15th July, 2019, until 17:00 on 25th August, 2019. 
There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets ; Cranford Road, Deeside Avenue, Deeside Crescent, Deeside Drive, Deeside Gardens, Deeside Park, Deeside Place, Deeside Terrace, Great Western Road, Morningside Lane, Morningside Road, North Deeside Road, St John’s Terrace, Aberdeen

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The no-waiting restrictions will only be implemented as and when required, and will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre. 

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452 

Alternate Route : 
1 An alternative route is available via Deeside Drive; 
2 An alternative route is available via Duthie Place, Duthie Terrace and Great Western Road; 
3 An alternative route is available via Deeside Crescent; 
4 An alternative route is available via Deeside Gardens;
5 An alternative route is available via Deeside Drive. 
6 An alternative route for Cranford Road for northbound vehicles is available via Duthie Place, Duthie Terrace and Great Western Road 
7 An alternative route for Morningside Road for northbound vehicles is available via Hutchison Terrace, Cranford Road and Great Western Road. 

Police Report - June 2019

The following report has been received from Sgt Lewis-Dalby regarding our Community Council area:

"Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder:
There have been no reported vandalisms or assaults during this period. However with warmer evenings people are more likely to walk home to the outlying parts of the city through our area, if you see someone who maybe a little the worse for wear or intent on having an argument with themselves and you have a concern please let us know it may prevent accidental damage, vandalism or worse.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of a theft of a car from a home which was left unlocked overnight, please remember there are people who come into our area from elsewhere in the city for the specific purpose of preying up us, let’s make their journey a waste of time.

Should you see someone hanging about and think it’s not quite right please call us.

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.


Community Engagement & Reassurance
This month will see the schools finish and a number of our young people will enjoy that additional bit freedom as they transition between years and in some cases schools.

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 "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 other than being perfectly acceptable young people.

I would ask that we give them all a little consideration remembering two things just because they are in a group and enjoying themselves the likelihood is they are NOT going to engage in criminality,

only a tiny minority of your young people engage in any criminality and we don’t “ship” young people from elsewhere in the city into our area, so if you hear about young people causing a nuisance ask yourself if you are really sure you know where your young people are.

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. 
As the weather allows us to 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.

And finally the eternal message of please lock garden tools & cycles away after use and if you're in the back garden is your front door unlocked?

National Campaigns
School's out, the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, and all over Scotland, people are unwinding in the sunshine (between intermittent periods of breaking out the anoraks and wellies). Lawnmowers and BBQs are being fired up, youths are enjoying the weeks of freedom between terms, and parents are trying to keep the wee ones entertained.

We want you to have a great, and most importantly safe summer, so here are a few tips to help you make the most of it.

https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/summer-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

Contact Us
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
101 – Non emergency;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
999 – Emergency;
0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Meeting Minutes - 25 June 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 25 June 2019 can be viewed by clicking here or by accessing through the Document Archive on the right. 

There is no meeting of the Community Council in July and the next meeting of the Community Council is scheduled for Tuesday 27 August 2019 in the Countesswells Room at Mannofield Church.

Meeting dates are listed on the right.

All Welcome

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

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Next Meeting - 25 June 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 25 June 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT.

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.

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

Please note there will be no meeting in July

ALL WELCOMEì

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Police Report - May 2019

The following report has been received from Sgt Lewis-Dalby regarding our Community Council area.

"This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1 st May to 31 st May 2019.

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.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
Although we have had no reports of off road motor cycles on the Deeside Railway line they have been seen in other local areas. We
have operation Armour running specifically to combat these issues. Please can you call us at the time you see them with a description of the bike and the what the rider was wearing, calling us saying you saw three motor cycles a couple of hours ago with no description is of little practicable use.

There have been no reported vandalisms or assaults during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of sneak in theft of car keys and the subsequent theft of the car in addition to a number of alloy wheels taken from a garage.

Please remember to lock your homes, vehicles and garages. There are people who come into our area from elsewhere in the city for the specific purpose of preying upon us. Please make their journey a waste of time. Should you see someone hanging about and think it’s not quite right please call us.

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.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
At this time of year I would like to take a moment to reinforce our community safety and crime prevention message in relation to thefts, fraud and youth annoyance.

There are people who come in to our area to take advantage of your trusting and generous nature. They will steal from your unlocked garage, shed and even house, they will convince your elderly relative they need building work done and charge a small fortune for it.

Can I ask that you lock your property and secure the valuables inside to something, with many cycles costing as much as a first car leaving them insecure in a Garage with only a standard lock is just plain folly. Similarly with lock your tools and garden equipment away. Please take advantage of a home security survey by contacting us   AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk

Please remember that no matter how plausible or convincing the "security alert on your account"
may seem , the police officer/bank manager/security expert

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

Finally as the longer nights and warmer weather mean young people are out longer please have some thought as to where your children are playing, no doubt you're sure it’s the local park or a friend's house however it could well be the local building site/derelict school. When it comes to youth disorder and just plain bad behaviour we do not bring young people in from other parts of the City just to behave badly in our area, by and large it's our own children and we need to be responsible for them.

I frequently mention at local meetings we are an information hungry organisation and we thrive on what you tell us, please think of the above and if you have any concerns, thoughts, queries or questions let us know. AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk

I would also invite you to let us know where you think we can assist your community over the summer months. Whilst many of the things that annoy people are just that annoyances and not for the Police, many aren’t. I would like you to think of the things you think we should know whether it be off road bikes, youth disturbance, speeding, underage drinking, please don’t always assume someone else has told us we would rather hear about something seven times than not at all.

We, your local policing team are driven by what you tell us, so please take this opportunity to contact us AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk and let us know. You might be surprised that we are addressing the issues you present and that your information will make our response that little bit more effective in meeting local needs.

You can no doubt sense I am pushing our Local CPT Email inboxes, for you in our area we are trying to make them the equivalent of the informal chat over a garden fence, they are not for ongoing crimes but they absolutely are for you to tell us everything else.

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
and
https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/shut-out-scammers

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

Contact Us
Please also remember you can communicate with us using any of the following:
101 – Non emergency;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk;
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
999 – Emergency;
0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Meeting Minutes - 28 May 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 28 April 2019 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 25 June 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church.

Meeting dates 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

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Next Meeting - 28 May 2019


The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT.

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.

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

ALL WELCOMEì

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Police Report - April 2019

The West End Community Policing Team have circulated the following information

"This report covers progress we have made in dealing with your priorities for the Braeside & Mannofield Community Council area during the period 1st April to 30th April 2019.

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 

Although we have had no reports of off road motor cycles on the Deeside Railway line they have
been seen in other local areas. We have operation Armour running specifically to combat these issues. Please can you call us at the time you see them with a description of the bike and the what the rider was wearing, calling us saying you saw three motor cycles a couple of hours ago with no description is of little practicable use.

There have been no reported vandalisms or assaults during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of two insecure vehicles having personal contents stolen and a motorcycle
taking from an insecure garage in addition to a vehicle being stolen by means of a true key.

Please remember to lock your vehicles and garages secure your motorcycles to something within the garage.

There are people who come into our area from elsewhere in the city for the specific purpose of preying up in us please make their journey a waste of time. Should you see someone hanging about and think it’s not quite right please call us.

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.

This month we undertook an operation at your behest to address the Road Traffic issues particular to your area, this has been one of the most successful ever carried out in the North East.

We spent a total of 1745 minutes or just over 29 hours out on local roads within the Hazlehead and West End areas (not including travelling between locations) carrying out speed education/detection and engaging with the public. We provided 163 educations of which 15 were in the form of C/s with the highest speed recorded being 48mph in a 30mph, 3 defective vehicle notices were issued and 1 vehicle seized for no insurance.

We spent mornings with 3 local Primary Schools advising on road safety, engaging with the pupils and letting them operate the equipment and speak with errant drivers, such was the enthusiasm it is likely to lead to the reintroduction of the “Junior Road Safety Officer” program.

We will forward the results of the roads visited prior to the next monthly meeting of the Community Council.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
I hope we have all been able to take advantage of the better weather and the longer days 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/

I am certain you are tired of me saying LOCK YOUR DOORS month in month out and at every meeting, however if there is one thing YOU can do to reduce crime in YOUR community  its circulating the message to LOCK THIER DOORS. Don’t get me wrong the others are important but when you get up to find that your car is missing because someone left the front door open and the keys hanging up beside it you will rightly expect ALL our local resources to be deployed to help you.

We want to address ALL the local issues, but this time of year we know we need to place a significant emphasis on acquisitive crime. The majority of those stealing from us don’t live in our area, so if in the middle of the night you think something just isn't right, trust your judgement and give us a call right away, either as an emergency on 999 or to the Service Centre on 101.

I frequently mention at local meetings we are an information hungry organisation and we thrive on what you tell us, please think of the above and if you have any concerns, thoughts, queries or questions let us know.   AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk


I would also invite you to let us know where you think we can assist your community over the summer months. Whilst many of the things that annoy people are just that annoyances and not for the Police, many aren’t. I would like you to think of the things you think we should know whether it be off road bikes, youth disturbance, speeding, underage drinking, please don’t always assume someone else has told us we would rather hear about something seven times than not at all.

We, your local policing team are driven by what you tell us, so please take this opportunity to contact us AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk and let us know. You might be surprised that we are addressing the issues you present and that your information will make our response that little bit more effective in meeting local needs.

You can no doubt sense I am pushing our Local CPT Email inboxes, for you in our area we are trying to make them the equivalent of the informal chat over a garden fence, they are not for ongoing crimes but they absolutely are for you to tell us everything else.

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 and https://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/personal-safety/shut-out-scammers

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 primary purpose of these e-mail addresses is for residents to report non-criminal queries, such as passing attentions, information, advice and non-criminal quality of life issues, such as youth annoyance. These e-mail addresses are not for reporting crimes or offences. The process for reporting any crimes or offences is to call 101 (Aberdeen Service Centre) who will log the call on our Command and Control system and allocate the incident to our area. Using this process negates the possibility of the report being missed and also ensures that the callers detail, addresses and telephone
numbers are noted for our awareness and response. Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to discuss these with the Officer attending your Community Council Meeting or by emailing the above e-mail addresses or our Service Centre. It is not necessary to wait until the meeting.

Please make sure your voice is heard and visit the Police Scotland website and click
on "Your View Counts" to complete the online survey.

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

101 – Non emergency;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
999 – Emergency;
0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Minutes of Meeting - 23 April 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 23 April 2019 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 28 May 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church.

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

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Countesswells School - consultation

Aberdeen City Council are encouraging people to make their views known on the establishment of a primary school in the new Countesswells development.

You can submit your views on the proposal online, or download a copy of the full proposal document  by visiting the Council’s Consultation Hub: https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/education-and-childcare/schools-consultations/schools-consultations

In essence, the proposals are:


  1. To establish a new primary school within the Countesswells development, Aberdeen;
  2. To relocate pupils zoned to Countesswells School from their current temporary accommodation to the newly constructed school building at Countesswells following its completion; and:
  3. For these proposals to take effect from August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The period of Statutory Consultation is between Monday 22 April 2019 and Friday 7 June 2019.

A public consultation meeting will be held on:

Tuesday 21 May 2019, at Airyhall School from 7.00pm to 8.00pm.

You can also see the proposal document at the following locations:
  • Marischal College
  • Central Library
  • Airyhall Library
  • Cults Library
  • Culter Library
  • Airyhall Community Centre
  • Airyhall School
  • Hazlewood School

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Speeding Enforcement

Our Local Community Policing Team have planned an initiative in the area during the week beginning 22 April, to target speeding motorists.  The initiative involves officers spending 30-40 minutes on the routes of community concern.

Sergeant Lewis-Dalby is keen to establish those roads in the Community Council area where there are chronic problems and those on which residents believe we may have an issue and has asked the Community Council for a list of suitable roads in our area.

If you have concerns about speeding in your street or if you can suggest locations where there is a problem of persistant speeding by motorists please drop us an email and we will add it to the list for Sergeant Lewis-Dalby.

The nature of the initiative means that patrols will be deployed in the policing area, certain days will be focused on particular areas.  The team are planning on being in the Braeside and Mannofield Community Council area on 24th April between 1400 - 2300.

Email us on bandmcommcouncil@gmail.com

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Next Meeting - 23 April

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 23 April 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT.

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.

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

ALL WELCOMEì

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Minutes of Meeting - 26 March 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 26 March 2019 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 April 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church.

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

Parking Restrictions - Airyhall Road

Between 8am on 2 May and 5pm on 11 May there will be a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Airyhall Road between its junction with Northcote Hill and the western boundary of number 16 Airyhall Road. 

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The measures are necessary to protect public safety during street lighting connection works. 

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 063063, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

Police Report - March 2019

Our Local Policing Team have circulated the following information:-

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
Although we have had no reports of off road motor cycles on the Deeside Railway line they have been seen in other local areas, please can you call us at the time you see them with a description of the bike and the what the rider was wearing, calling us saying you saw three motor cycles a couple of hours ago with no description is of little practicable use. There have been no reported vandalisms, assaults or disorder during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of a sneak in theft to an insecure house in which money a personal items were stolen and a housebreaking to a local sporting premises in which entry was forced overnight and money taken. Unusually a large chimney pot planter taken from a garden overnight this would not have been easy to accomplish. Should you see someone hanging about and think it’s not quite right please call us.

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.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
Spring is a time for change in many respects and is never better signalled with the clocks going forward this weekend. Our recent emphasis has been in you helping us manage risk for our young people and our seniors, we would like to take a little time to be selfish and think of yourselves.

Please before everything comes into bud and leaf have a look around your garden along the path you walk the dog or on the way you drive to work and school is there something lying there that should be removed some rubbish or refuse, contact ACC here https://integration.aberdeencity.gov.uk/en/service/flytipping_report

Stand back for a moment and think if you had to break into your neighbour’s house and steal his car how would you do it? It’s often easier to be critically objective of someone else’s situation than your own but would the same method apply to you? Is there something which would give easy access to your property? Is there something which because of the many new developments would make a good place to hide or just hang out?

If you need assistance in this we are exactly the right people to contact for a Home security survey. AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk 

I frequently mention at local meetings we are an information hungry organisation and we thrive on what you tell us, please think of the above and if you have any concerns, thoughts, queries or question let us know. AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk

I would also invite you to let us know where you think we can assist your community over the summer months. Whilst many of the things that annoy people are just that annoyances and not for the Police many aren’t. I would like you to think of the things you think we should know, whether it be off road bikes, youth disturbance, speeding, underage drinking, please don’t always assume someone else has told us we would rather hear about something seven times than not at all.

We, your local policing team are driven by what you tell us, so please take this opportunity to contact us AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk and let us know. You might be surprised that we are addressing the issues you present and that your information will make our response that little bit more effective in meeting local needs.

You can no doubt sense I am pushing our Local CPT Email inboxes, for you in our area we are trying to make them the equivalent of the informal chat over a garden fence, they are not for ongoing crimes but they absolutely are for you to tell us everything else.

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

You can Contact our local Police Unit through the following media:
101 – Non emergency;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.ukFacebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
999 – Emergency;
0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.


Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Minutes of Meeting - 26 February 2019

The Minutes of the Community Council meeting held on Tuesday 26 February 2019 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 March 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church immediately after the Annual General Meeting.

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

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Little Book of Big Scams

The Royal Bank of Scotland in association with Police Scotland, the Scottish
Business Resilience Centre and the National Police Chief's Council have published an advice booklet describing some of the most prevalent scams.

The booklet describes online Crime in simple understandable language and gives sensible advice to minimise you becoming a scam victim.

How scams are carried out and checklists of steps to identify and prevent them are produced for the following: 

Wi-Fi Hotspots
Online Shopping and Auction Sites
Computer Software Service Fraud
Romance and Dating Fraud
Recruitment Fraud
Holiday Fraud
Ticketing Fraud
Online Banking and Card Fraud
Identity Fraud
Courier Fraud
Door to Door Fraud
Investment Fraud AND
Scam Mail

There is also a section on what to do if you get scammed detailing who to contact to report scams.

Download your copy of the book by clicking here.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Next Meeting - 26 March 2019

The next meeting of the Community Council, will be held on Tuesday 26 March 2019 in the Gordon Room at Mannofield Church, Great Western Road.

As usual, the meeting will begin at 7pm PROMPT.

Access to the Church is by the Countesswells Road entrance.

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

ALL WELCOME

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Police Report - February 2019


This report aims to highlight emerging issues in the area, and to provide crime prevention advice and guidance to residents in Braeside and Mannofield.  Local CPT's focus is to reduce crime and disorder, help create safer communities and respond effectively to local concerns. This is their update:-

Community Policing Priorities
Antisocial behaviour, Violence and Disorder: 
There has been one report of a vandalism in which a house window was damaged overnight. Whilst our area is a thoroughfare for many it is unusual to have people wandering our streets in the early hours, if you see or hear anything out of the ordinary please let us know.
There have been no reported assaults or disorder during this period.

Acquisitive Crime:
There has been a report of a house breaking during the day in the Deeside area of Mannofield this is most unusual, some personal electrical items were taken. Should you see anyone hanging about who gives you this slightest hint of a suspicion they are up to no good regardless of the time of day please call us.

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.

Community Engagement & Reassurance
At the end of the month the clocks go forward and the lighter nights will be upon us, this is also the time of year in which we see an increase in Doorstep Crime. Be it bogus callers or rogue traders they have a sole aim and that is to take from you. They will look to pray on the elderly and other vulnerable groups in our community.

Bogus callers will visit a property claiming to be from perhaps a utility company or a charity in order to gain access and steal from within.

Rogue traders offer services typically carried out to a poor standard at over inflated prices, and may use violence or threats to get payment or consent to carry out work, sometimes they will just take
the money and do no work whatsoever.

The more vulnerable in our society continue to be the main target for these fraudsters please look out for their elderly or otherwise vulnerable friends, relatives and neighbours but please also spare a thought for yourself. These criminals can be  very plausible and persuasive and it can be easy to be taken in by them. They are often well practiced and very convincing as they try and secure the confidence of victims. Remember this is how they make their living and most are very good at it.

People may be embarrassed to have fallen victim but it is important that this is not a hidden crime in order that we can do something about it. We all have a part to play in shutting out the scammers. When you get that knock at the door, ask yourself why has this young person come all the way from elsewhere in the country to sell me some tea towels or other cleaning products?

When you say it out loud it sounds a little daft, this is not part of some government scheme to rehabilitate offenders or provide an income for less abled people, they just want to take your money for something worth a fraction of what you paid for it.

We have world class trades people in Aberdeen, none of whom drive around the city offering to fix peoples guttering/roofs for free only to discover damage worth £1000s when they get up there but remarkably have the time to do it for a knock down cash price next week.

There are two ways to beat the scammers don’t buy anything from them and let us
know so we can stop them.

Following on from last month, if you see an elderly person in your community having
some unexpected work done be nosey, ask them about it, if you have the slightest
doubt about what’s going on let us or our partners at Trading Standards know about
it.

https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/business-and-licensing/trading-standards/trading-standards

National Campaigns

As highlighted before, 2019 will see the introduction of the DOMESTIC ABUSE (SCOTLAND) ACT 2018

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2018/5/contents/enacted.

We recognise that domestic abuse is more than physical assaults, it's about abusers who exert control over their victims by using a range of debilitating tactics. Survivors have long told us that whilst physical assaults are often part of that abuse, it is commonly the punishing psychological abuse which is more difficult to cope with. This new legislation is very welcome as it recognises the full extent of abuse that victims suffer and allows us to bring the full weight of the law against those who
commit abuse, whatever its form. For details of the current campaign

http://www.scotland.police.uk/keep-safe/domestic-abuse/

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


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

101 – Non emergency;
Email - AiryhallBroomhillGarthdeeCPT@Scotland.pnn.police.uk
Facebook – www.facebook.com/NorthEastPoliceDivision;
Web – www.scotland.police.uk;
999 – Emergency;

0800 555 111 - Crimestoppers.