Methlick Cycle Challenge – Saturday 11th July


20, Jun 2021 at 12:17 pm · Filed under Notices

The Methlick Cycle Challenge cannot run without the volunteers in the background and we require marshals to cover some of the road junctions across the event route. In addition it would be beneficial to have a couple of trained first aiders that could provide initial assistance to any competitors requiring attention.

Please get in touch at

Road closure U30C Udny Green 05 July 2021

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.

Link to online map below.

F1873 Map.pdf
F1873 Temporary Restriction – Form of Notification and Site Notice.pdf

Join an online climate cafe about future changes to home heating and transport (and give your views)

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:

Saturday 29th May at 10am

Thursday 3rd June at 7-30pm

Tuesday 8th June at 2pm

Choose your date then sign up (free) at

Contact: Publicity Officer on behalf of Udny Climate Action, Hayley Yule at or on 0774703647

For further information about the online Climate Café visit-

Sent by Cllr Paul Johnston – For Information: Forthcoming Consultation on Proposed Traffic Regulation Order B999/Ingleside Pitmedden

 A consultation has started on a traffic order which, if approved, will open Ingleside to traffic on to the B999 at the Co-op opposite the school car park entrance.

People views are being sought.

RO_F_001 – Ingleside, Pitmedden.pdf


Please contact Udny Community Council for responses to the Council.

Climate Week North East 21: 12th – 21st March

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.

An exciting opportunity for a freelance worker

To help move with a changing world, Udny Climate Action has received a small amount of funding to-

  • organise and run online ‘climate cafes’ and publicise these to groups and individuals in the Parish.
  • develop a more comprehensive engagement and communications strategy.

To deliver these initiatives, UCA is looking to recruit a person, on a freelance basis, who is able to demonstrate that he/she –

  • can engage effectively with community groups and individuals.
  • has wide experience in the use of various communication and marketing systems, particularly online and social media platforms.
  • can develop material and online presentations.
  • has organisational skills and the ability to deliver projects on time.

The contract will involve working on a flexible basis for 80 hours between April and August 2021.

The contract will be on a freelance basis and payment will be £17p.h.

Closing date: 15th March 2021

For details of how to apply or to discuss informally please contact George Allan- (01651 842402)

community fridge

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