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!
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
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 a teach in against the clock. Finally, a wheel of fortune of Fairtrade ingredients entertained the audience as Craig had to use the ingredients in the creation of two dishes in a matter of minutes. It was a brilliant finale…
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 environment. “With well over a thousand community councils in Scotland, competition would also mean that if any developer felt they were being held to ransom they could just go elsewhere. “Such an evolutionary approach recognises that the current network of…
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.
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.
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 )