We are listening to you …
YOU asked us to do something about
… Aberdeenshire Council is providing £1m towards the
cost of improving the stability and drainage of the Braes
to prevent landslips in the future. The work has gone out
to tender and will be completed in 2012.
YOU asked for better Secondary Schools
… the new Portlethen Academy was opened in 2006,
including a public library, a community centre, and
indoor sports and recreation facilities. Work on the
detailed planning for a new Mearns Academy is
YOU asked for improved Primary Schools
… A new Drumoak School is in the Council’s capital plan,
and land acquisition is under consideration. Lairhillock
was opened in 2007.
YOU asked for action on Stonehaven Town Hall
… The Council helped in the bid which won £225,000 to
make the building wind and watertight. This enabled the
formation of the Stonehaven Town Hall Trust, a voluntary
and apolitical group, which will take over management
of the building.
YOU asked that older people have up-todate care facilities
… a new care village with a 60-bed care home together
with eight sheltered houses has been planned for
Stonehaven and is now under construction. This
represents a significant increase in the capacity in the
Stonehaven area to care for the older generation.
YOU asked that development in and around Stonehaven respects the local character
… Bids for large housing estates have been rejected.
The level of development agreed for the next five-year
planning period is only 408 houses. Similarly in the
Drumoak area, a large bid to redevelop local quarries
was not accepted.
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