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 The next meeting is on Thursday 26 January at 7.00pm at the Cults Community Centre (swimming pool entrance),.

The latest edition of MBC News has just been delivered.  This can be read online.  Copy Deadline for the next edition of MBC News is 15th January for distribution end February 2017.   Editorial content for this issue should be relevant for reading in March thru to end of May 2017 and beyond.

Road Traffic Closures

Click here to see pending road closures in our area.

AWPR – Meeting with the Scottish Transport Minister 30 January 2017

The long-promised meeting for local residents with the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf will take place on 30th January 17.30-19.30 in the Sanctuary of Cults Kirk. This is an open meeting and is likely to be well attended. We have heard because of restricted numbers, residents should contact Peter Chapman MSP to book a seat!! 

Peter.Chapman.msp@parliament.scot 

We believe if you want to ask a question at this meeting, residents must contact Ross Thomson 

Ross.Thomson.msp@parliament.scot 

As you can see, questions require prior notice and the Cults, Bieldside and Milltimber residents hope to have at least one.

CBM Community Christmas Lights Project

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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.

But hold on to your Santa hats! This winter season we have some new festive lights in Cults........

Christmas Lights Project.

Cults Parish Church Christmas Tree Festival

cbmcctree2016Cults Parish Church have their annual Christmas Tree Festival on again from 1 -7 pm each day from 12 - 18 December.

CBMCC have again sponsored a tree.

 

New Bus Service 95 Peterculter to Garthdee

Click here to see the timetable for the new 95 bus service between Peterculter and Garthdee shops which started on 13 June. Please use the service or it will get taken away 

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Consultations - Union Terrace Gardens

Aberdeen City Council would like to hear your views on proposals for enhancing and transforming Union Terrace Gardens – an Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) project.

The revitalisation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) is being taken forward under the Masterplan, which was unanimously approved by Aberdeen City Council in 2015. The Masterplan is a 25-year regeneration blueprint containing 50 projects, some of which are already under way.

The conceptual plans for the gardens are on display at the Christmas Village on Union Terrace this week and probably in Marischal House next week. You can see some of the drawings within the survey if you can't get to the exhibition.
The survey describes how the proposals seek to address these issues and so meet modern expectations and standards around usage and inclusiveness while respecting UTG’s setting and history. You are invited to study the proposals, judge their impact, and add any comment. The survey officially closes on 9 December but LDA Design have said they will look at responses that come in after that date.
The survey can be found at:
https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/…/union-terrace-g…/

NOTE: Once you click "Online Survey" at the bottom of the start page, click the "continue" buttons at the bottom of each page to take you through the proposals and questions.

LDA Design has been appointed to draw up proposals for enhancing UTG – to conserve its heritage while improving access, amenity and activity. Priorities identified by the public and stakeholders during the Masterplan consultation are the basis for the proposals, namely:
1. Preserving the green space
2. Accessibility
3. Create events space
4. Improve facilities
5. Safety
6. Heritage features

Why ACC Are Consulting
The Masterplan belongs to the city in the widest sense. The vision was shaped by the people and key stakeholders, enjoying widespread support. Public engagement will be a critical part of its success as projects come forward.

Feedback from this survey will be shared with LDA Design to inform the drawing up of detailed plans for UTG. We are consulting with residents to ensure we get the best result for UTG, so that it might serve Aberdeen for generations to come and help transform our city centre.

Thanks to all who came along to the Carol Concert Monday 5 December at 6.30 p.m. outside the Cults Hotel. It was a cold night but you had warm hearts. The collection for charity raised £557 - a fantastic donation which will be much appreciated by VSA Aberdeen. Our thanks to all who made it a good evening - the Cults Hotel, Sainsbury's, Fiona Kennedy, the Morven Singers, the Bon Accord Silver Band, local Ministers, the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside and Aberdeen City officials.

 

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 cbmcc@cbmcommunity.org.uk 

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.