Last chance to make use of evening recycling facilities to clear out your home and sheds before darker nights close in

There are only a few weeks of summer left for Aberdeenshire residents to take advantage of later closing time of some Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs).

Many sites are currently open until 8pm on Tuesday evenings, allowing residents to recycle their materials later than usual. Tuesday, September 25 will be the final evening where HWRCs will be open late on a Tuesday evening.

Most HWRCs will remain operating until 5pm on the weekends, allowing residents to responsibly dispose of their waste.

Seasonal garden waste facilities will remain available until Saturday, November 3. Residents are actively encouraged to recycle their garden waste at either a HWRC or at a seasonal garden waste collection point rather than putting their cuttings in their landfill bin.

More than 200 glass recycling points are also available throughout Aberdeenshire, many are located within supermarket car parks, residents can dispose of their glass where they purchase the material in the first instance.

Aberdeenshire council conducted a waste analysis in early 2018 which discovered the recycling rate could be 70% using current services, however the recycling rate is 43.5%.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Roads, Landscape and Waste Services, Philip McKay, said: “As the nights draw in, our summer late night opening stops. Many of our centres will still be open 7 days a week until 5pm. These sites allow residents to recycle a wide range of materials that would not be picked up through the kerbside collection service.”

For more information on HWRC opening hours and the materials accepted at each site visit:



New beginnings can often come full of anxiety about what is in front of us, and what life is going to look like and as the new school term begins this week, and our young people are faced with a big change of transition to the next year in Academy or from the primary up to secondary. Please be aware that there is support for anyone that is experiencing or has experienced grief through loss and change, and is being forced to make their own “new beginning” without really taking their time to understand or accept what has happened previously.

Seasons for Growth offers a peer supported, educational programme to Families, children and young people and adults, that can provide the scaffolding to help the participant, regardless of age, better understand, respect and support themselves through the trauma that is grief, caused by loss and change. If you, or someone you know may benefit from Seasons for Growth please do not hesitate to get in touch for details of a group that may be running near you.

Temporary Road Closure C34C Udny Green 03.SEPT.18 to 07.SEPT.18

The road from the Green, Udny Green to Bridgend, is likely to close for road works from 3rd September. Please check with Stagecoach for bus alterations if you are a bus user.

Cllr Paul Johnston


Please see attached.

Kind regards

F1264 – C34C patching map.pdf
RF171B F1264.pdf


The Tarves Youth project started out as a millennium project ( a bit early) and was called Zone 98. It changed with each successive year of young people who came through its doors. Now called, The Hut.

If you were involved in any way as a young person at the time or a helper/worker, over the last 20 years, come and help us celebrate the work of so many years. Remember the awards and the young people many of whom have grown to have children of their own.

22nd August at Tarves primary School.


There are still spaces on most sessions for this Friday’s Back to Nature day. Contact Suzanna on haddo to book.

Back to Nature at Haddo is a chance for children to experience life in the outdoors, led by a Forest Ranger. The Ranger will talk to the children about the Outdoor Access Code, the Leave No Trace ethos and how to interact with nature in a safe way. He will take the children through fire safety (very important in these very dry conditions), how to tie knots effectively, how to erect a tarpaulin, what wood to choose to build a fire and there may even be time to build a den.

These classes are a great opportunity for children to fully engage with the natural world and learn the simple pleasure of being outdoors. Children should be age 7+ for these classes. Younger children can attend as we know it can be hard to find childcare, but it should be expected that they will not fully participate.
Each class costs £5 per child. Accompanying parents and younger children are free to attend. Children must be accompanied by a supervising adult.

There are three sessions throughout the day:
09:30 – 11:30
12:00 – 14:00
14:15 – 16:00

Please contact Suzanna on haddo to book a place, and please specify which session you would prefer.


Formartine United 2003’s (U16’s) are on the lookout for players of all positions to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming season.

We offer a fun environment for players to enjoy their football while also continuing their development. The youth academy offers the players a pathway towards the first team and Highland League football. Our coaches are all SFA qualified, and PVG checked.

For more information please contact:

Neale Burrows (07943178818) or Robbie Duncan (07741313008)