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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Road closures April/May 2019

Three road closures in April and May for laying of the underground power cable ducts for the Moray East windfarm.

April

The U12L Kemplemire and Newton road will be closed between Kemplemire to Berryton from 17th April 2019 for two weeks. Vehicle access to affected properties to be maintained whenever possible.

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The U12LA Hill of Alvah road will be closed between junction with B9121 to junction with U12L Kirkton of Alvah from 29th April 2019 for two weeks. Vehicle access to affected properties to be maintained whenever possible.

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May

The C41L Alvah – Sandlaw – Itlaw road will be closed between C41L junction to Kirkton of Alvah to junction with U12L from 8th May for two weeks. Vehicle access to affected properties to be maintained whenever possible.

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Posted in Roads

Neighbourhood Watch Alert SIM swap fraud

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has sent the following alert to the Community Council.
Police Scotland is warning members of the public to be aware of a fraud
which has recently resurfaced. Information can be downloaded by clicking on the link below

SIM swap fraud

Posted in Police

Road closures 18th March

The U12L Kemplemire and Newton road will be closed between C41L near Bagrae to Berryton from 18th March 2019 for five days. Vehicle access to affected properties to be maintained whenever possible.

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The U12LA Hill of Alvah road will be closed between the B9121 at Blythstone to Manse Cottage, Kirkton of Alvah from 18th March 2019 for five days. Vehicle access to affected properties to be maintained whenever possible.

road closure notice

map with diversion

Posted in Roads

Alvah and Forglen Arts Group next show: Auld Lang Syne

Singer and viola player Mairi Campbell will appear at Alvah Hall on Friday 1st March with her new show Auld Lang Syne, a five star reviewed follow up show to the acclaimed Pulse.

Mairi Campbell: Auld Lang Syne tells stories of her adventures with Scotland’s most famous song – singing for US President Bill Clinton, a starring role in Sex and the City and a reinterpretation of the Robert Burns classic that changed her life.

Friday 1st March 2019 at 7.30 pm, Alvah Hall
Adults £10, concessions: £9, Children: £6

See the Events page for further details of the show and booking information.

Posted in Alvah and Forglen Arts group, Public Meetings

Notification of planning application

The following planning application is open for public comment at the Aberdeenshire Council website.

APP/2019/0017 | Erection of 2 Wind Turbines (Hub Height 78 metres, Total Height 119 metres) and Associated Ancillary Infrastructure; Formation of Borrow Pit | Deuchries Windfarm Aberchirder Aberdeenshire
Closing date for public comment – 2nd March 2019.
Members of the public wishing to comment on this application can do so by clicking the Make a Comment button on the planning application pages linked to above.
Posted in Planning

Road closure February 2019

The U11L Lowhill road from the B9025 at Scotston to Hillhead of Mountblairy will be closed from 20th February 2019 for three days. Vehicle access to affected properties to be maintained whenever possible.

road closure notice

map with diversion

Posted in Roads

Police Report January 2019

Banff Police have supplied a report for the January 2019 period to the community council which is available for download.
Community Council Report – January 2019

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Aberdeenshire LDP Main Issues Report

Aberdeenshire Council is preparing the next Local Development Plan.
As part of the process they have published the Main Issues Report and are seeking comments from the public on it.
The report and associated documents can be seen at LDP Main Issues Report

Aberdeenshire Council will be holding drop in sessions where you can find out more about the Main Issues Report and the proposed Local Development Plan 2021, and how to comment on it
Banff – Deveron Centre Wednesday 6th February 12.30 to 7.00pm
and
Turriff – Baden Powell Centre Wednesday 13th March 12.30 to 7.00pm

Aberdeenshire Council would welcome any comments you might wish to make on the Main Issues Report. The close of the consultation period will be 8th April 2019.
You can download a comments form from the LDP Main Issues Report page for completion and then email it to: ldp@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

For further information see:
Press Advert – publication of the MIR

The council has two videos on Youtube about the planning process involved in preparing the LDP and the Main Issues Report
Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2021- Process
and
Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2021 – Main Issues Report

Newsletters on the progress of the plan can be found at LDP Newsletters
along with infomation on how to subscribe to receive these newsletters via email.

Posted in Planning

Applications invited for projects under the Deuchries Windfarm Community Fund

The Deuchries Windfarm Community Fund receives £24,000 per annum 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 22nd March 2019 to be considered in the March allocation meeting

Details of the application process can be seen in the information leaflet.

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Neighbourhood Watch Alert

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland has sent the following alert to the Community Council.
It can be downloaded by clicking on the link below

HMRC phishing scam

Posted in Police