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!
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
Haddo Medical Group
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.
P.A.T. (Pitmedden Amenities Trust) Run the Hall and Park in Pitmedden. They are all volunteers and provide invaluable services to the local community.
P.A.T are looking to recruit trustees for the following position
The Treasurer would manage the Trusts monthly and annual account reports, working alongside the booking secretary and the Chairman.
If you would like to get involved with the community run Hall and Park as a trustee, then please get in touch to find out what you could do to support the community.
To contact the P.A.T use the Pitmedden Hall’s email address. pitmeddenpublichall
On behalf of the Trustees, we look forward to working with the community in the development of the village’s amenities and future projects.
Stagecoach Bus Proposed Changes April 2020
Stagecoach Bluebird is inviting customers to give feedback on proposed changes to timetables. Feedback is welcomed until Sunday 16th February and can be submitted via email bluebird.enquiries or at one of the events listed below.
Only change appearing to affect Methlick directly is to the 291
Service 291 Aberdeen – Methlick – Fyvie The first trip from Methlick to Aberdeen has been revised to improve punctuality and improve connection times with other services in Aberdeen. The journey will now depart Methlick at 06:18Hrs. To accommodate this, the first trip to Methlick will depart Aberdeen at 05:10Hrs.
Monday 10th February –
0700 – 1000 – Peterhead Interchange
1600 – 1800 – Fraserburgh Bus Station
Tuesday 11th February –
1600 – 1900 – Aberdeen bus station
Wednesday 12th February –
0700 – 1000 – Fraserburgh Bus Station
1600 – 1800 – Peterhead Interchange
Thursday 13th February –
0630 – 0900 – Ellon Park & Ride
1300 – 1500 – Chapelton Cabin
Friday 14th February –
1600 – 1900 – Aberdeen Bus Station
Full details of the proposed changes to services operated by Stagecoach Bluebird can be downloaded using the below links.
Deeside, see also the Banchory Map
Westhill Guide, see also the Westhill Map
Service 59 . Deadline for feedback is 16th February 2020.
Full details can also be found online here – https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-04/02/2020-07:32:39:957
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – FILL IN THIS SURVEY
There are just a few days left to respond to Aberdeenshire Council’s transport survey. The Council is doing a ‘clean sheet’ consultation about services and what is required by Aberdeenshire’s citizens.
Please click on the link below to the Aberdeenshire Council Transport survey. The closing date is next Monday 9th December 2019. So people still have time to give their valuable view on the future of Bus Services in Aberdeenshire.
Cllr Paul Johnston
Story courtesy of the Evening Express – 19 nov 2019
Schools across the north-east have been collecting tokens since September and those with the most won a share of the £15,000 cash pot.
Children, parents and teachers were also able to lend a hand in the contest.
Evening Express editor Craig Walker with Hamish Moats, Noah McDonald, Poppy Wark and their Udny Green classmates
The initiative was launched by the Evening Express and gave primary schools with a roll of more than 351 pupils the chance to win up to £2,500.
Those with between 151-350 pupils had the chance to receive up to £1,500 and those with under 150 children were awarded up to £1,000.
Teachers and pupils from Udny Green School were presented with a £1,000 cheque for their efforts.
Head teacher Wendy Gibson said the school already has a wish list.
She added: “I’m really proud the parents worked so hard as a team to collect all the tokens.
“It’s amazing we managed to get enough to come first.”
“We’re hoping to improve some of the school grounds with the money. We want to add a poly tunnel and we have a pond we want to renovate as well as purchasing various other things for the playground.”
“Thanks to everyone who helped to collect tokens and for your hard work, we’re delighted.”
Udny Green Primary School pupils celebrate their win
Pupil suggestions included spending the cash on new football goals and class trips.
Runners-up in the same category were Gourdon Primary and Sandhaven Primary, which both won £350.
Head teacher of Sandhaven Primary, Nicola Walker, said: “We were delighted to win the money but also very surprised.
“The community really got behind us, the local shop posted it on Facebook and it just shows what a small village can do.
“We’ve been chatting about how to best spend the money and one of our main improvement priorities is investing in maths resources.”
Sarah Shakespeare, chairwoman of the Together for Gourdon parent council, said: “We’re delighted to have won the money because we really didn’t expect to collect enough tokens.
“Gourdon is a small school so it was a real community effort and we had boxes in the village shop.
“We aren’t sure what we will do with the money yet, but we know whatever we use it on will benefit the pupils’ education.”