Please be advised that U30C at North Coullie, will be subject to closure from 05 July 2021 for 5 days to allow safe access for duct works to be carried on behalf of Openreach. An alternative route will be available via C31C (Cairnbrogie), A920 (Pitmedden), C34C (Udny Green), U30C, and vice versa.
Decarbonising heating and travel – Udny Climate Action to host free online events to hear the views of local people
Udny Climate Action is delighted to announce its collaboration with Community Energy Scotland to spread the word on Climate Change and what can be done on a local level.
Together we will be hosting an online Climate Café to start the debate within the local area and explore changes resulting from climate change. Aimed at residents within the Udny region, including Pitmedden, Udny Green and Tarves, people outwith the area would be very welcome to join. The Climate Café will be repeated across three different dates.
Community Energy Scotland recently reported that, in Scotland, fuels for heating accounts for approximately half of all energy use, with the remaining half split evenly between electricity and transport. While most of Scotland’s homes use mains gas, Udny and other rural communities use high emission fuels such as oil and LPG or old-style electric heaters.
Udny Climate Action will use the Climate Cafes to connect with the local communities to listen to what residents need and explore collectively potential changes in how we all heat our homes and how we could expect to be travelling in the future.
The free cafe will be run on the following three dates to give people a choice of when to join:
Just one day till this great challenge starts, for only, £10 the whole family can get involved.You can still register after tomorrow just in case you forget. Please register and help us raise some money for new sports and wellbeing equipment for school. https://bit.ly/3rjZduu
A host of activities, some serious and some more light-hearted, are always run during Climate Week NE. Despite arrangements needing to reflect the current situation, there will be lots going on for adults and young people both outside and online. The full brochure is available at-
Wildlife gardening, the future of hydrogen, yoga for kids, online craft sessions, energy saving workshops, forestry in Scotland and much, much more- take your pick! Lots of different things to relieve what we all hope will be the last weeks of lockdown.
What do you feel about reducing food waste and empowering communities?
Have you heard about a community fridge?
A community fridge is a tried and testing way to stop food ending up in the bin. It is located in an open, accessible public place making surplus food available to anybody in the local community who wants to use it. The surplus food is provided by local businesses, supermarkets or members of the public. The fridge has strict monitoring guidelines, based on advice from the Food Standard Agency and the Council’s Environmental Health team, to ensure it has the highest quality standards.
Did you know that the average family of four wastes £720 of food a year! Community fridges can help reduce food waste and foster a spirit of sharing and mutual support within a community. A small group of local residents have come together to explore the idea of a community fridge in Pitmedden. We would love to know your thoughts. Please take a few minutes to answer the survey below, all entries must be completed by 14 March 2021. Thank you. #pitmeddencommunityfridge
Scottish Water teams are working hard to trace and repair leaks across water networks in the north-east, following the impacts of last week’s extreme low temperatures and the thaw now underway.
Local response teams are continuing to work across the region to maintain normal service for customers wherever possible. They are appealing for customers and property owners to help in locating leaks, whether on the public water network or in private plumbing.
They are particularly asking customers in these areas to check any empty properties, business premises, holiday homes, basements, out houses, field troughs or garden taps to identify where there may be any burst pipes.
Leaks and bursts within vacant premises could result in flooding and damage to properties and Scottish Water is encouraging all customers to check, where possible in line with current Covid-19 travel guidelines.
Where customers are aware of leaks or bursts on the public water network, they are asked to contact Scottish Water with as much detail of the location as possible. Issues can be reported via the online reporting portal on Scottish Water’s website at www.scottishwater.co.uk/report.