Swimming club support for Ellon Pool

Ellon Community Campus swimming pool is delighted to have received the donation of a Sagewash Sanitizer chlorine gun from Ythan Amateur Swimming Club.

This will help with the additional cleaning measures that the pool has had to put in place to ensure COVID19 compliance.

The Sagewash Sanitizer kills viruses and bacteria as well as destroying harmful organisms and controlling algae. It will enable staff to disinfect and clean large areas and items with greater speed, meaning that more time for swimming sessions can be made available.

John Rae, Chair of Ythan ASC, said “Ythan ASC has been part of the local community for 40 years. We have been working very closely with staff at the pool to allow us to get back to the water. The swimming club, through the support of a local business, are delighted to donate a Sagewash Sanitizer which will help the necessary cleaning to be done more quickly and efficiently allowing more access to the water for swimmers of all kinds”.

PUBLIC PC ACCESS NOW AVAILABLE AT SELECTED ABERDEENSHIRE LIBRARIES

In addition to “Click and Collect” and doorstep delivery services, public PC access is now available at a number of Aberdeenshire libraries.

You can book a slot to use a computer at Inverurie, Peterhead, Banchory, Fraserburgh, Ellon and Stonehaven libraries. Hour-long slots allow 45 minutes of use and the chance for staff to clean the area between users, who are asked to wear face coverings.

The opportunity to collect (or have delivered) new books, hearing aid batteries from the NHS and Curricular Support Resources has been very popular so far.  While Live Life Aberdeenshire’s digital library services have been very well used during lockdown, there has been great demand for increased access to materials only available in libraries, as well as access to public computers.   

The new services allow customers and staff to remain socially distant and safe, while still getting what they need to make lockdown more bearable.   

A new online system has been developed alongside an easy-to-use phone service to book time slots and resources. A “Live Chat” function is also available on the Live Life Aberdeenshire website. Customers can return items to any of the participating sites.     

You can call the Live Life Aberdeenshire helpline to book slots and for more information on (01467) 532929 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Further information on “Click and Collect”, doorstep delivery and Public PC access is also available online at:  https://bit.ly/CnCLLA

You can join our library service, access your account and explore our catalogue at: https://bit.ly/2yF83NN

INGLESIDE JUNCTION CHANGES AT PITMEDDEN

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These are the documents of the Master-plan that has the road layout ‘options’ from The developers, Kirkwood Homes and 64 Houses in Pitmedden. Click on the link at the bottom.

The option 3 in the report and all the pros and cons are on page 30.

The Council opposed the opening of Ingleside but this was overruled by the Scottish Government via the Planning reporters.

The option 3 while, preferred at the moment may not be the final design, but its here for information.

Cllr Paul Johnston

From: Graeme Steel <graeme.steel
Sent: 14 July 2020 14:54
To: Cllr Paul Johnston <cllr.p.johnston
Subject: INGLESIDE

Afternoon Councillor

I have attached a copy of the Masterplan which is on the Planning website within Planning Application No. APP/2019/0753. All the options are detailed and reasons for possibly supporting or declining are described. Page 30 details the Option 3 preferred layout.

Regards

Graeme Steel I.Eng MICE
Principal Engineer
Roads Development (Garioch and Formartine)
Infrastructure Services

Gordon House

Blackhall Road

Inverurie

AB51 3WA

Telephone : 01467 537568

APP_2019_0753-MASTERPLAN-8395775.pdf

LOCAL TEASMITH GIN HITS THE PAPERS

The Scottish Daily Record picked up the story of local gin distillers, Emma and Nick Smalley of Udny. Their business won an award in the North east food and Drink awards. The couple already have the hugely prestigious International Wines and Sprit Competition Outstanding Gold Medal under their belt.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/food-drink/worlds-first-gin-distilled-using-21808417

ACCESS TO NEW PITMEDDEN HOUSES TO GO AHEAD AGAINST COMMUNITY OBJECTION

BREAKING NEWS

The Scottish Government’s planners have dismissed local concerns and will permit access to 64 new houses to be built in Pitmedden with access via the opening of Ingleside to a junction with the B999 Tarves Road, next to the Co-op shop and entrance to the School and Park, car park.

The document has now been published (Friday afternoon, 3rd April 2020) and the link is here.

671714.pdf

UDNY VE DAY CELEBRATIONS – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK

Given the current situation re Coronavirus, the organisers of the Udny VE Day Commemorations planned for May 8th have decided to cancel. Watch this space for details of a similar event later in the year. In the meantime, stay safe and well and keep washing your hands!

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION/UPDATE – HADDO MEDICAL GROUP

HADDO MEDICAL GROUP HAVE THIS CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION/UPDATE

Due to the evolving Coronavirus situation, Haddo Medical Group are taking proactive steps to minimise the exposure risk to all of our patients and staff. In line with this, we are actively trying to minimise footfall into the practice during this time.

Appointments
• All requests for appointments will be triaged.
• Reception staff will continue to take details and you will be contacted by a clinician.
• If you require an appointment, please contact the surgery by telephone.
• More appointments will be dealt with over the telephone.

Please do not attend the surgery unless you have been advised to by a clinician.

If you have been advised to attend by a clinician, please do not be alarmed if they are wearing personal protective equipment.
If you develop new symptoms consistent with the Coronavirus infection please telephone the surgery for further advice prior to attending.

Pre-booked Appointments

• If you already have a pre-booked appointment, you may be contacted to change this to a telephone appointment.
• If you are not contacted, please attend the surgery as normal.

Contacting Patients
• We might not have been able to contact you as for some patients we do not have an up to date number.
• Please ensure we have an up to date telephone number and where possible email address.

Prescription Requests
• You can still request prescriptions via the online service.
• To reduce your need to come to the Surgery, you can hand your prescription request directly to Tarves Pharmacy.
• Please indicate which pharmacy you would like your prescription to be sent to for collection.

• Where possible, do not take your prescription request to the surgery.

Attending the Surgery
• Unless you specifically need a carer with you, please attend the surgery alone.

As per current government instructions, if you develop a new / or continuous cough- with or without a fever, please stay at home for 14 days from the start of your symptoms even if they are mild.

At present, GP practices have no ability to test for Coronavirus. Information about most medical conditions, including Coronavirus, can be found online at NHS inform

Many of us will likely only experience mild symptoms, however it is absolutely vital that we do all we can to protect the most vulnerable people in our community. We are aware that this is a very difficult time and appreciate your patience and understanding as this situation evolves.

Please note that these are unprecedented times and we ask that all patients remain calm while all NHS Services are

put under additional strain.

Viv Tanner
Practice Manager
Haddo Medical Group

UDNY CLIMATE SUNDAY – 15 MARCH 2020 – COME AND SEE FUTURE IDEAS

Udny Climate Action – A Positive Look At The Future

An afternoon of exhibition and activity, shopping and ideas with a very positive view of the future. And come and see how you can help tackle climate change and create a great place to live.

Sunday, 15 March 2020 2 PM25 PM at Pitmedden Hall, Udny in the Formartine area.