Welcome

Welcome to the website of Alvah and Forglen Community Council, Aberdeenshire

The community council meets on the last Tuesday of the month eleven times a year.

See Meetings section for dates of the next meetings.

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Police report

Banff Police have supplied a report for the May and June period to the community council which is available for download.

Community Council Report – June 2021

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Volunteers needed at Macduff vaccination centre

Volunteers are required to assist at the Macduff vaccination centre located at Macduff Community & Sports Centre.

The vaccination centre is currently open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and some weekends, with volunteers undertaking various duties to help with their smooth running. This could include meeting and greeting people, wayfinding, queue management, supporting people following their vaccination and wiping down chairs.

You will be provided with online training, appropriate PPE, ID badge and a vaccination volunteer t-shirt.

If you would like to be involved please click on vaccination volunteers and complete the online Vaccination Centre Volunteers Questionnaire. The website also provides further information about the Vaccination Volunteer Role.

Your support to the vaccination programme is appreciated.

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Scam warnings

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has sent the following scam warning alerts to the Community Council. Click for full details.

Scam Share Bulletin

Topics covered this week include:

Scam Awareness
Seizure of Counterfeit Goods
Solar Panel Scams
Gumtree Scams
Broadband Provider Scams
Delivery Scams
Prize Draw Scams
Illicit Puppy Sale Scams
Ticket Fraud
Banking Protocol
Business Ransomware Attacks

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Police report

Banff Police have supplied a report for the April period to the community council which is available for download.

Community Council Report – April 21

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Next AFCC meetings

Annual General Meeting will be held at Alvah Hall on 29th June at 18.30pm followed by a normal June meeting.
Face masks must be worn and the 2 metre rule observed

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Scam warnings

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has sent the following scam warning alerts to the Community Council. Click for full details.

Scam Share Bulletin

Topics this week include:
Shut Out Scammers Campaign
Doorstep Scams – Roofing
British Gas Scam Emails
Appliance Insurance Scams
Mobile Phone Scam
Scam Share Spotlight
Online Shopping – Fake Reviews
Dating Scams
Postal Scams using CTSI Branding
Business Scam – Paypoint

CyberScotland Bulletin – May 2021

Topics this month include:
New NCSC Cyber Security Training Packages for Schools, Small Businesses and Charities
Secure By Design
Ticket Frauds
Holiday Scams and more…

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Nominations open for vacancies on the Community Council

Nominations are being sought to fill fifteen vacancies on Alvah & Forglen Community Council.

Forms must be returned by 5pm on Tuesday, 8th June 2021, and an election will take place on Wednesday 16th June 2021 at 6.00 pm in Forglen Hall, if the nominees outnumber the roles available.

For further details see:

Community Council elections Banf and Buchan

Nomination forms
Nomination forms are available at Alvah Hall and Forglen Hall or online at
online nomination form (docx)

online nomination form (pdf)

Guidance for form completion
cc nominations guidance/

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Applications invited for projects under the Deuchries Windfarm Community Fund

The Deuchries Windfarm Community Fund receives money each year which can be used for projects intended to improve the Aberchirder & Marnoch and Alvah & Forglen areas.

Applications are invited for suitable projects which will benefit these communities and should be submitted using this application form 2021. Applications should be received no later than 31st May 2021 to be considered in the June allocation meeting.

Covering letter for this can be downloaded letter to groups

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Scam Warnings

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has sent the following scam warning alerts to the Community Council. Click for full details.
Scam Share Bulletin

Topics this week include:
Avoid a Scamcation
Virtual Cruise Scams
Supermarket Delivery Scams
Scam Share Spotlight – Ticketing Scams
Care Home Payment Scam
Package Delivery Scam
HMRC Scam – SEISS
Banking Protocol
Business Scams – Air Purifiers

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Broadband update

The Scottish Government R100 broadband program has informed the community council that at least 188 out of the approx 300 properties in Alvah and Forglen will be getting a minimum of 30Mbps broadband connection from the planned rollout in the north east Scotland area.

However this will not be until after the end of 2021.
You can check whether your property will be covered by the superfast broadband rollout by using the property checker website
Superfast broadband – check my address

In the interim period these properties may be eligible for £400 grants. More information is expected to be available by the summer as to what type of broadband will be provided and when.

Your connection will be delivered after the end of 2021. More details will be available later this year.
The new connection will mean your address can get faster internet speeds. That’ll make it easier to videocall loved ones, watch shows online, work from home, and more – without any hiccups.

What about between now and then?

You may be able to get a one-off £400 voucher from the Scottish Government. You will have to engage a registered provider to apply for this funding on your behalf by 31 December 2021. There is more information about vouchers and providers here How can I get a voucher

This voucher can be used for the cost of fitting a faster commercial broadband supply in the meantime. Think of this as a temporary way to speed things up until the permanent connection is up and running. Options might include things like satellite broadband and more.

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