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Rain fails to dampen crowd's spirits

Oldmeldrum Sports failed to live up to its sunshine sports nickname due to overcast weekend weather. But the crowds still gathered at the 82nd sporting event. Some spectators came prepared with ringside shelters, and occasional light showers failed to put off a crowd of more than 2,000 including several from Canada and Australia Onlookers were treated to a tightly contested series of light and heavy sports, the dampness having little effect on athletes and tug 0 war teams. Lunchtime on Saturday brought the traditional tunes of glory march around the arena by the massed pipes and drums. Local author Stuart MacBride officially opened the event. Mr MacBride congratulated a local group who had carried the Olympic flame around the north-east.…
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Sports revellers left high and dry

Oldmeldrum Sports could face a massive drop in profits this year after a licensing standards official ordered a last-minute shutdown of the traditional marquee bar at Saturday night’s popular disco finale. Yesterday stunned organisers of the 82nd Oldmeldrum Sports and Highland Games were still investigating how a new licensing law brought a sobering end to a successful day. Sport secretary Gordon Forsyth said: “A licensing standards officer turned up just five minutes before the 9pm-1am event was about to get under way to tell us we could not open the bar.” For the full story, pick up a copy of today’s Press and Journal or read the digital edition now By Alistair Beaton Published: 18/06/2012
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Litter pick success

The eco group at the academy held a litter pick on Sat 28th. The event was well attended with a good turnout of senior pupils and a number of adults. The great news is they collected lots of rubbish. The bad news is theres lots left! There will be more litter picks in the future.
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Haddo Country Park regeneration project – Community Consultation

The advisers to the Haddo Country Park regeneration project (LUC) will be hosting an informal and interactive Community Consultation which will be a great opportunity to come along and find out about the latest developments of the £ Regeneration Project and to influence the future plans for Haddo Country Park. It will be held in the Visitor Services Officer's Portakabin in the Car Park. Put the date in your diary to pop in and have your say!
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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… Email: Telephone : 07810 218077 Or use our Mail Box in Meldrum Café Making Meldrum Better
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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 at Meldrum Primary School on a Monday and Friday (School Term Only) Aberdeen College Part-time Community Course Guide January - April 2011 Meldrum Community Centre Programme for 2010-11 (pdf 121kb) Meldrum Community Centre Booklet for 2010-11 (pdf )
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