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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Aberdeenshire Council trade waste disposal survey

Aberdeenshire Council is conducting a review of its provision of trade waste disposal options across the region. They are keen to engage with as many businesses as possible via the survey – which runs until October 24th.

trade waste disposal survey

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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. Applications should be received no later than 15th October 2021 to be considered in the October allocation meeting.

Applications are only eligible from, and for, organisations within the Aberchirder & Marnoch / Alvah & Forglen areas.

Completed applications should be handed in, or posted, to:
ADCA Secretary
Bob Peden, 18 Causewayend Crescent, ABERCHIRDER AB54 7TF

in a sealed envelope.

Please ensure your application envelope is clearly marked Deuchries Windfarm Community Fund.

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HMRC scam alert

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has sent the following scam alert

HMRC scam

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NHS Grampian survey

NHS Grampian is starting to look forward to the future and plan how they are going to rebuild our healthcare services after a challenging time during COVID-19. To do this, NHS Grampian would like to hear from you to find out what is important for your health and wellbeing.

You can share your thoughts in a variety of ways:

By completing a survey

By emailing NHS at gram.involve@nhs.scot

Calling the Strategy Team at 01224 558098 to request a paper copy of our questionnaire which you can return via Freepost.

For more information on this

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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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