www.facebook.com/100015579854457/posts/383362592193066/There are parts of Aberdeenshire where water levels are at what is described as 'significant scarcity' by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which means that there may be pressure on water supplies. Please keep using water wisely.
We are working with Scottish Water and the Scottish Government to provide bottled water and tanks to those whose private supply is running dry, at no cost. This would normally be something that we would expect owners to source themselves, but these are not normal circumstances. We are prioritising requests from those more vulnerable in the first instance. If you need help, please contact the council by emailing email@example.com or phoning 01467 539539 (during office hours). The Environmental Health Service will respond as quickly as possible to your enquiry.
Long term, the service is providing advice on looking at future solutions such as support to help connect to the mains. If that is not possible, improvements to the current source or forming a new supply can be considered. Grants may be available for some of this work.
There are over 7500 private water supplies in Aberdeenshire serving approximately 11500 properties. This is by far the highest number of any local authority in Scotland.
K & D Befriending is a local registered charity which aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in older people throughout the Kincardine and Deeside area by matching them on a one to one basis with a volunteer befriender. A regular visit from a befriender can provide companionship, practical and emotional support, and generally improve physical and mental wellbeing; in many cases, a carer also benefits from the welcome respite provided.
They are looking for new volunteers particularly in the Aboyne Ballater and Braemar who may be interested in undertaking Befriending training in November. For more information check out their website www.kdbefriending.org.uk or contact local Deeside Coordinator, Maggie Dornan Email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07816 958839 or pop into office at 3 Station Road Banchory for a chat. ... See MoreSee Less
Constituents operating from "off-mains" water sources 💦⬇️⚠️
Help is being offered to people on private water supplies whose springs and wells are drying up because of the warm weather.
Due to the lack of rain there is a growing risk of them running dry.
Funds will be available to local authorities to provide emergency water to affected communities.
Constituents should raise concerns with their local authority’s environmental health dept - they should have an individual action plan in place, however if the local authority needs assistance from Scottish Water they can contact them via their emergency planning team.
Solutions range from bottled water to temporary connection to water mains.
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South Marr Safety Group covers Banchory to Braemar and everything in between. They are looking for new volunteers to join them who have an interest in community safety.
The South Marr Safety group aims to address local safety issues and will, in collaboration with the Partners, initiate projects to resolve them.
Recent projects include provision of Park Smart banners for local schools, Ready Steady Drive at Banchory Academy, funding for a local skatepark, donations to Banchory Area First Responders to purchase defibrillators, and Number One Community Café. Our biggest project was the development of the 4 First On Scene DVD’s for use in schools.If you are interested in finding out more or have an issue you would like make the group aware of or would be interested in attending meetings please contact us at or have a look at our website.
Well it was hot but so much achieved. Thanks to the 7 people who helped including DMBinS’s Will Clarke and Ride in Peace Adventures Chris Roper (using the trails for coaching and giving something back). ENJOY FOLKS ... See MoreSee Less