Meldrum Matters

Our very own community magazine  - Call for contributions First issue May 2011 then quarterly Delivered Free to every household and business in Oldmeldrum News, views, community information and articles of local interest We are inviting you to submit an item for us Submit content by 30 April  -  200-300 words or as agreed Community Group profiles Community activities Items for ‘What’s on’ diary from mid May 2011 Comment and articles on local issues  Letters , Jokes, Photographs………Up to you……
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Fairtrade charity food fun Event ” a huge success”

The Mid-Formartine Fairtrade group have raised over a £1000 for cancer charity JACK alongside the Kilted Chef, Craig Wilson. The Udny Green event was packed with all tickets sold. The enthusiastic crowd were entertained by Craig Wilson’s culinary talent and with commentary and sharp with from Radio Scotland presenter, Mark Stephen. The whole event revolved around Fairtrade food ingredients as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Students from the food and nutrition course at Meldrum Academy were part if the fun with…
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Report calls for devolution of planning

Community councils should be allowed to take control over local planning decisions, according to a think-tank. Reform Scotland argue that failings of the current over-centralised system led directly to the house price boom up to 2009, and decisions would be better made at the most local level, allowing community councils to take over. They said: “Combined with an appropriate system of finance, this would help to achieve the right balance between local economic development and the preservation of the local…
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Sweeping Up

The CC recently requested that a team of Community Service workers be asked to clear the grit from the pavements in both Market Squares and in front of the town hall. This was meant to happen last weekend but the team actually swept up in front of the Town Hall in Inverurie! They have since been in Oldmeldrum and have done some sweeping.
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Looking for a new chair and secretary!

The community council is looking for a new chair and secretary. Are you the person for the job? Both positions require some committment and you obviously need to be passionate about the local community. The members believe the right person is out there somewhere. If you're interested, please post back or contact any member of the community council.
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Meldrum Community Learning & Development Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the Meldrum Adult Learning Needs Analysis Survey by clicking on this link. You can call - 01651 871323 or send an email to: @ CLD Contact : Neil Ironside – Senior CLD Worker Visit the CLD website Community Centre Name Meldrum Community Education Centre (Oldmeldrum) Address Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0NT Tel No 01651 871323 Location Map of Meldrum Community Education Centre Opening times Monday to Friday Crèche opening times Creche held…
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Town Hall under new management

On 15th December last year the management of the Oldmeldrum Town hall transferred from Aberdeenshire Council to Making Meldrum Better Community Interest Company (MMB). MMB formed in September 2006 and has been running the Meldrum Cafe since it opened in April 2007. Plans for the town hall include the installation of a lift, toilets and a meeting room upstairs and redecoration throughout. This follows two years negotiation for funding. The project is part financed by the Scottish Government and the…
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