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Resilience Plan - Your Input Is Requested.

The Community Council is developing a Resilience Plan for the communities in Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber. We have engaged the support of 4 Robert Gordons University Masters students to help develop the plan. They have set up a short survey to gather information from the residents of the area and we would be grateful if you would take a couple of minutes to submit your views. Please also encourage your neighbours to take part; the more input we receive, the better will be our understanding. The survey link is :

Question 7 may be a little confusing - tick Yes if you are working or a student and No if you are retired. Thank you


The next Community Council meeting is on Thursday 24 August at 7.00pm at the Community Room, Cults Community Centre, Quarry Road, Cults, AB15 9TP

The latest edition of MBC News (Edition 175) has been delivered and has been uploaded.  This and immediate previous editions may be viewed here.  Copy Deadline for the next edition of MBC News is 1st July for distribution in August 2017.   Editorial content for this issue should be relevant for reading in August thru to end of October 2017 and beyond.


Two items of interest for your attention:

1.  Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership
Supporting Health and Wellbeing in the West Part of the City!
(The west part includes the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber Community as well as Airyhall, Kingswells, Peterculter and others)

This half day workshop provides an opportunity for you to come along and find out more about how you can shape services and support in the future and how it will impact on you and others.
 An introduction to the new Health & Social Care Partnership in Aberdeen and what that means to you
 Get involved with workshops to help us to develop a plan for the west part of the city.
The event will start with a welcoming tea and coffee.
Saturday 22nd April                             and               Wednesday 26th April
Urban Village Hotel, Kingswells                              The Sanctuary, Mannofield Church
9.30am-1pm                                                                 3.30pm-7pm

RSVP by 7th APRIL Email   to confirm your space!

2. NHS Grampian are looking to recruit a Non-Executive Board member. The position will be advertised on the Public Appointments website – The closing date is 7 April.

NHS Grampian hope to generate interest, particularly from people who might not traditionally consider themselves for Board membership, and enhance the diversity of our existing Board membership.

Please let Lesley Hall know if you require any further information

Lesley B Hall
Assistant Board Secretary
NHS Grampian
Summerfield House
2 Eday Road
Aberdeen AB15 6RE
Direct Dial: 01224 558600 / extension 58600

Road Traffic Closures

Click here to see pending road closures in our area.

Recently Submitted Planning Applications

Click here to see the recently submitted planning applications for the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber area. If you want to bring any comments on an application, either objections or words of support, to the Community Councils's attention please contact us at 

AWPR – Meeting with the Scottish Transport Minister 30 January 2017

The long-promised meeting for local residents with the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf took place on 30th January 17.30-19.30 in the Sanctuary of Cults Kirk. The meeting was well attended. The Minister noted many of the issues raised and promised to investigate some of them.


CBM Community Christmas Lights Project


There's nothing like the sparkle of Christmas lights to give our community an instant festive makeover.

The Community Council own a number of Christmas lights which light up the trees and shrubbery opposite the Cults Hotel. This makes for a wonderful festive backdrop for our annual community carol singing event.

This winter season we had some new festive lights in Cults thanks to the generous donations of a few Cults businesses (see Project for details). The Community Council is hoping to expand the coverage of lights and would welcome some additional donations to make this happen. If you can help please get in touch with the Community Council.

Christmas Lights Project.

Bus Service 95 Peterculter to Garthdee - to be discontinued

Click here to see the timetable for the 95 bus service between Peterculter and Garthdee shops which started on 13 June. Unfortunately because of very low usage, an average of 6.8 passengers per day, the service is to be discontinued - sometime in March 2017 we believe, no date given yet. It will be replaced with a Community Dial-a-bus service.

Petition to install permanent footbridge for Old Deeside Line across the AWPR.

This petition went to the Aberdeen City Council Petitions Committee on 9 June 2016, having received over 1600 signatures. The decisions arising from the Committee review can be found here.

Further to the petition raised by residents of Station Rd., supported by the Community Council and your local City Councillors, for the reconsideration of a dedicated pedestrian/cycle/horse bridge over the AWPR maintaining a direct path along the Deeside Way, the Scottish Government Economy Secretary, Keith Brown has said any meeting to discuss a footbridge “would not be beneficial”. The Project team have stated that regardless of any discussions, a pedestrian bridge would not be constructed before the road opens.

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Users of footpaths at Ladyhill Through to Foggieton Woods.
There have been instances of vandalism where barriers have been knocked down by people driving quad bikes and motorcycles along the paths. If you see anyone driving motorised vehicles along the paths or damaging barriers please, IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO, take a picture with your phone and report the incident to the Police call 101 and the Forestry Commission at 0300 067 6200

Reminder from Aberdeen City Council Waste Management 

You should by now have received your new general waste bin.   You will also have received a leaflet explaining the changes made to your waste and recycling service. You should use your new bin straight away, and only this bin should be used for general waste. Your current bin will be stickered as your mixed recycling bin.
It may take up to 11 weeks to complete deliveries and you can find out more about this on the Council’s website.
Please start using your new collection calendar from 6th March even if you haven’t yet received your new bin.
Tel. 03000 200 292


Consultations - City Centre Use

Savills have been instructed by Aberdeen City Council, as part of the implementation of the city centre master plan, to identify steps which the City Council can take to make the city centre a more attractive place to live and spend time.

Your opinions are very important and therefore the City Council were hoping that you could complete and share the survey, link below.


Consultation - Travelling around Aberdeen after the AWPR opens.

Aberdeen City Council is looking at how traffic and how people will move around Aberdeen after the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) opens, and how people also use the city at the moment.

The AWPR will make a big difference to journey times going across and around Aberdeen as vehicles will be subject to dual carriageway national speed limits, as compared to the 40/30/20mph limits in the city.

Aberdeen City Council is considering splitting the city into zones and traffic will be directed into those zones. This means there will be less cross-city centre journeys and less congestion in the city centre, and it also fits into what the public told us they wanted and what was agreed as part of the City Centre Masterplan,which was to have a 20% reduction of traffic in the city centre. A further benefit of less traffic in the city will be an improvement to air quality.

The AWPR will also lead to opportunities to build more cycle lanes and walking-friendly pavements around the city, as there will be less traffic which will make walking and cycling much more attractive. A key transport objective of the City Centre Masterplan is to make the city centre streets safer and more attractive, by re-routing car and lorry movements to make it easier to walk, to cycle, and to travel on buses. This also links into the Aberdeen City Council Cross City Connections Transport Study which is examining transport connections between new and existing areas of development on the periphery of Aberdeen and in areas of Aberdeenshire close to the city.

In summary, Aberdeen City Council would like to know how you move around the city just now, and how you anticipate moving around the city after the AWPR opens. Your thoughts on how travel methods should be improved would be appreciated.

Online survey which closes on 31 March can be found at;…/consultat…/intro/

Consultations - Future of the Scottish planning system

Scottish Government has launched a digital consultation on the plans for the future of the Scottish planning system. The consultation seeks the views of the people of Scotland.

In 2015 Ministers commissioned an independent panel to undertake a review of the planning system. This consultation builds on the work of the Independent Panel, the Scottish Government and stakeholders. It presents proposals for change and provides an opportunity for people to help shape the future of the planning system in Scotland.

Following completion of the consultation period analysis of the responses will be undertaken and published within 12 weeks of the consultation closing. The analysis will help inform the drafting and production of a draft Planning Bill which is to be introduced to Parliament in Year 2 of the Parliamentary Programme.

More information, including how to get involved in the consultation, can be found at…/a-consultation-on-the-fu…/

Your views are important. The consultation will close on 4 April 2017.