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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Welcome to Oldmeldrum.org

is a new website owned and run by the Meldrum Bourtie & Daviot Community Council. The purpose of the website is to give an online presence for the Community Council and also to serve as a source of information for Oldmeldrum. Because it is a Blog the main part of the site works like a diary. As new entries (Posts) are made they appear at the top of the page. Scroll down to see the older entries. (more…)
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