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Emergency community care service

If you need an urgent community care service call 03456 08 12 06. Our Out of Hours Emergency Service helps anyone experiencing personal or family problems that reach a crisis at nights, weekends or bank holidays. We provide an emergency social care service in situations that can't wait until the social work offices reopen. Calls are screened by exp...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/out-of-hours-emergency-service/

Community care

Contains information on Living independently, Protection and support, Caring for others, Financial help, Blue Badge scheme.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/

News centre

Our communications team is available by phone or email to answer media enquiries. Our main media line is open from 09:00 to 17:30 each week day, and we have an out-of-hours line for use in emergency situations. We monitor our news inbox and our social media channels regularly between the same hours. Please note, special arrangements will be in plac...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/news/

Report child protection concern

If you are worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused contact us: Monday to Friday during office hours contact 01467 537111  Evenings and weekends call the out of hours service on 03456 08 12 06 Phone 999 if the child is at immediate risk. Call the police on 101 if you think a crime has been committed.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/report-child-abuse/

Who to phone in an emergency

Find out who to contact in urgent situations: Out of hours emergency service Urgent social care or someone at risk of harm Concerned about flooding If the emergency or crisis is life threatening, phone 999. If you are worried about someone who is ill, call NHS 24 on 111. Out of hours emergency service Our out of hours emergency service is availab...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/emergency-contacts/

Health and hygiene - Coronavirus

The general public has a vital role to play in helping contain any outbreak by following the latest national health and travel advice. People are encouraged to follow basic hygiene precautions, such as washing hands frequently, not touching their face and covering their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you are a British Si...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/covid-19/health-and-hygiene/

Occasional extension of licensing hours

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. Use this application to apply for an extension on your licence hours. You can only ask for extended hours if you hold premises lice...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/occasional-extension-of-licensing-hours/

Late hours catering licence

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. Any person, company, partnership or other body operating a business requires a late hours catering licence for the use of premises ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/late-hours-catering-licence/

Contact by phone

View office hours telephone numbers for our services and help to contact the council: Office hours telephone numbers Help for British Sign Language users For out of hours, evenings and weekends view our emergency contact numbers. Office hours telephone numbers Please phone the appropriate number for your query. These phone numbers are open from 8...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-by-phone/

Early learning and childcare 1140 hours expansion

Although the statutory entitlement for Early Learning and Childcare is 600 hours, families residing in Aberdeenshire can currently access up to 1140 hours at providers that have capacity. We are in partnership with childminders, playgroups and private nurseries. You can contact afis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to find out about providers in your local are...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-extended-hours/

Help if you are homeless

View current arrangements for housing services including homelessness during coronavirus. If you're homeless it is our legal responsibility to help you. We have a legal duty to give advice and information about homelessness, how to prevent it and at least provide you with temporary accommodation. If you are in an emergency situation and have nowher...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/homelessness/if-you-are-homeless/

Splitting funded hours between nursery settings

The Children and Young Peoples (Scotland) Act 2014 requires an education authority to have flexibility in the way in which early learning and childcare is made available and that it is flexible enough to give parents a choice when deciding how to access the service. Parents and carers living in Aberdeenshire can request to split a child’s funding b...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/find-nurseries/nurseries-splitting-hours/

Vulnerable children and families

Our Children and Families teams deal with the issues and problems experienced by vulnerable children and families in our communities. There are diverse reasons why social work become involved with a family. It's usually because the needs of children aren't met in their home and community. We work with children and their carers in a variety of ways:...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/vulnerable-children-and-families/

Contact Roads team

To report road defects or street lighting faults: Report online Telephone:03456 081205 (8:45am to 5pm) Twitter: @AbshireHelp To report gritting or snow clearing issues: Report online Telephone: 03456 081205 (8:45am to 5pm) To request a new grit bin, get a re-fill for an existing grit bin or report a damage: Make a grit bin request or report d...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/contact-us/

Register a birth

View Registrars services during the Coronavirus outbreak. If a child is born in Scotland, the birth must be registered within 21 days. Parent(s) have the freedom to register the birth at any Registration office in Scotland. View privacy notices relating to birth registration and naming ceremonies. Please note that if you wish to register the birth ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/births/birth-registration/

Children and Families team offices

View locations and contact details of your local Children and Families team. Worried about a child or young personIf you are worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused phone 01467 537111 (9am - 5pm).For out of hours support phone 03456 08 12 06 (weekdays and all weekend).In an emergency phone 999 for police assistance. Ar...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/children-and-families-team-offices/

Domestic abuse services and support

This page provides information on the support and services available to those affected by domestic violence and abuse in Aberdeenshire. Domestic violence and abuse includes physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse in couple relationships or between family members. There are different kinds of abuse, but it is always about having power and co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/domestic-abuse-services/

Homeless service and housing allocations during coronavirus

Homeless service We ask customers who are facing immediate homelessness to contact us by phone. We have a generic phone number to contact during office hours 01467 533509. Out of hours the service can be contacted on 03456 081206. If you are threatened with eviction you should remain in your current accommodation and seek advice from your local hou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-covid-19/homelessness-housing-allocations-covid-19/

Community care services

We provide a range of care and support services in the community for people with different care needs - mainstream services, which are available to all, and specialist services designed for more complex needs. These services can help you, or the person you care for, live as independently as possible at home. They are are coordinated by the Aberdeen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/community-care-services/

Adult protection and support

We all know that children need to be protected but sometimes adults, due to their vulnerabilities, need to be protected too. Adult protection is everyone's responsibility. Watch our video about the importance of adult protection: What to do and who to contact If you're being harmed, or are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of harm, yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/protection-and-support/adult-protection-and-support/

Registration Offices

View Registrars arrangements during coronavirus. Aberdeenshire Registrars provide the following range of services by appointment: registration of births, marriages and deaths family history research ceremonial services (including marriage, civil partnership, renewal of vows, baby naming and citizenship ceremonies) The registration team can be con...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/offices/

The Revenue Budget 2014- 2019

The Revenue Budget debated by Councillors on 13 February 2014. The Equality Impact Assessments for each service which were carried out in relation to the budget for 2014-15 are available below. Chief Executive CE Area Managers Budget Report EIA (pdf 42kb)   Corporate Services Arcadia (pdf 49kb) Benefits (pdf 48kb) Communications (pdf 50kb) Co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/equality-impact-assessments/the-revenue-budget-2014-2019/

Mental Health and Wellbeing support

This page has information on the support and services that may be able to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing without needing any medical advice. Depending on your current situation, you may: need urgent help want to know more about how to stay well be finding it difficult to cope be worried about someone else be lonely or anxious, or...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/mental-health-wellbeing-services/mental-health-wellbeing-support/

Renting sheltered housing

Sheltered Housing allows older people or people with particular needs to live independently, with the right support, in a comfortable and secure environment. It also gives the opportunity for social contact and companionship, but equally respects an individual’s right to privacy. Security and peace of mind are offered through an alarm system and a ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-sheltered-housing/

Early learning, nurseries and childcare

Contains information on Childcare options, Childcare contacts, Support for childminders, Nursery places, Early learning and childcare expansion, Apply for nursery for a 3 or 4 year old, Apply for nursery for a 2 year old, Become a funded provider, Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/

Living independently

Contains information on Occupational therapy service, Care and support at home, Community alarm or telecare, Day care services for adults with disabilities, How to get care services - care assessment, Services for older people, Community care services, Eligibility for care services, Drug or alcohol use services.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/

Local Social Work offices

This page has details of your nearest Social Work office open to the public and the services they deal with.  For children and families matters such as worried about a child or reporting a child's safety concern you need to contact your local Children and Families team directly. The Social Work offices cover these services: Community care Criminal...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/local-social-work-office/

Protection and support

Contains information on Adult protection and support, Adults with incapacity.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/protection-and-support/

Changes to car parking tariffs

In January 2019 changes to car parking tariffs were discussed by the Full Council, where local councillors had a full and wide ranging debate on the issues. It was agreed that proposed tariffs would be included as a Schedule to go out with an Aberdeenshire wide Off-Street Parking Order for Statutory and Public Consultation. The new Off-Street Parki...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-charges-changes/

Contact the council

If you have any queries about our services, you can contact Abshire Help on Twitter. For general news and information on council's services and activities including social media, view our news centre.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/

Become a funded provider

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak the application process remains open and will be extended indefinitely. At this point, we can't guarantee a quick turnaround of applications but we will remain open and flexible. We are required by Scottish Government to expand funded early learning and childcare entitlement for all 3 and 4 years, and elig...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/become-funded-provider/

Business support

Contains information on Business Continuity Planning, Business Gateway, Community-Led Local Development, EU Referendum Service, Start-up Loan, Business Loans Scotland, Invest Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire Training Allowance, Business Economic Development, Kickstart Job Placement Scheme, Wage Subsidy Programme.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/

Waste and recycling service changes - 2019 to 2023 strategy

We are still putting too much recyclable waste into our black non-recyclable bins. Over half of what goes into a typical black bin could be recycled if sorted correctly.  In 2019 Aberdeenshire’s recycling rate was 44%, slightly below the Scottish average of 44.9%. Around 70% of the waste we produce in Aberdeenshire is recyclable using the existing ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/waste-strategy/

Housing

Contains information on Housing options, Private housing, Homelessness, Find your local Housing office, Minority ethnic communities, Housing support, Tenant information, Empty homes, Policies and strategies, Online housing portal.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/

Business rates

Contains information on Moving into Aberdeenshire, Moving out of Aberdeenshire.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/business-rates/

Caravan Parks

Contains information on Alford - Haughton Caravan Park, Ballater Caravan Park, Banff Links Caravan Park, Fraserburgh - Esplanade Caravan Park, Inverbervie Caravan Park, Mintlaw - Aden Caravan Park, Peterhead Lido Caravan Park, Portsoy Caravan Park, Stonehaven - Queen Elizabeth Caravan Park, Turriff Caravan Park.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/caravan-parks/

Economic Development Support and advice

Contains information on Business support, Industry sectors, European matters, Economic development for communities, Economic Development strategies and reports.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/

Funding

Contains information on Banff and Buchan area funding, Buchan area funding, Formartine area funding, Garioch area funding, Kincardine and Mearns area funding, Marr area funding, War-wounded support funding, Gordon Leisure Projects Trust, Community resilience fund.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/

European Matters

Contains information on Europe and Aberdeenshire Council, The North Sea Commission (NSC), European Social Fund (ESF), The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe - CPMR.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/european-matters/

Industry sectors

Contains information on Food and drink, Energy, Fishing, Agriculture and rural development.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/

Licensing Boards and forums

Contains information on Licensing Board - North, Licensing Board - Central, Licensing Board - South, Local licensing forums.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/forums/

Antisocial behaviour

Contains information on Reporting Antisocial Behaviour, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, Community Mediation, Graffiti.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/

Parents and carers - early learning and childcare expansion

Although the statutory entitlement for Early Learning and Childcare is 600 hours, families residing in Aberdeenshire can currently access up to 1140 hours at providers that have capacity. We are in partnership with childminders, playgroups and private nurseries. You can contact afis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to find out about providers in your local are...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-extended-hours/1140-parents-and-carers/

School places

Contains information on Register for primary one, Attend an out of zone school, Catchment areas, School roll projections, Secondary school places, Composite classes, Delayed entry to primary one, Apply for a school place.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/admissions/

A2B dial-a-bus

Contains information on Central Buchan, Other A2B dial-a-bus services.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/

Roads

Contains information on Road maintenance, Traffic management, Roads construction consent, Road closures and restrictions, Contact Roads team, Winter treatment, Public and private roads, Road excavation and occupation permits, Dropped kerbs, Street naming and numbering.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/

Parental involvement and engagement

Contains information on Parent Councils, Home education, Parent factsheets, Learning at home, Additional Support Needs, Have your say.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/

Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Contains information on Single person, Unoccupied property, Students, Young people and apprentices, Person in hospital or care home, Severely mentally impaired person, Disabled person, Care providers, Second home or job related, Low income households.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/

Business rates

Contains information on Business rates charges, Pay business rates, Moving business, Reductions, Appeals, Contact business rates team, Difficulty paying, Coronavirus support for business.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/

Schools and learning

Contains information on Educational Psychology Service, Outdoor learning, Instrumental music lessons, Education offices, Schools, Nurseries and childcare, Community Learning and Development, Parental involvement and engagement, Work placement opportunities.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/

Bins and recycling

Contains information on Household waste and recycling, Recycling centres and points, Commercial refuse and recycling collections, Litter and street cleaning, Contact Recycling and Waste team, Landfill - what you need to know, Waste strategy.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/

myAberdeenshire

Our online account, myAberdeenshire, offers a range of services from automatic alerts for jobs through bin collection dates to school meal payments and parentsportal. These can all be accessed by signing into myAberdeenshire. myAberdeenshire is powered by myaccount. This means that we use myaccount as an authentication method when you register or s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/my/

Emergencies, safety and crime

Contains information on Planning for emergencies, Antisocial behaviour, How to stay safe online, Ready Aberdeenshire.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/

Help and access to information

Find out about help and access to information

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/

Births

Contains information on Register a birth, Naming Ceremonies.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/births/

Buying and maintaining a property

Contains information on Low cost homes for sale, Help to buy your home, Buying a home - legal process, Building your own home, Maintaining your home.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/

School Meals

Contains information on Special diets, Free school meals, Primary school meals, Secondary school meals, School payments.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/meals/

Commercial waste and recycling

Contains information on Contact Recycling and Waste team, Business collections, Business waste drop-off service.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/commercial-refuse-and-recycling-collections/

School Transport

Contains information on School transport in adverse weather, Mainstream school transport, School travel planning.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/school-transport/

Homelessness

Contains information on Homelessness Section 11 Notice, Housing options advice, Help if you are homeless.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/homelessness/

Parks and Open Spaces

Contains information on Parks and Open Spaces, Parks and Open spaces in Banff and Buchan, Parks and Open Spaces in Buchan, Parks and Open Spaces in Formartine, Parks and Open Spaces in the Garioch area, Parks and Open Spaces in the Kincardine and Mearns Area, Parks and Open Spaces in the Marr Area, Tree Issues, Customer Feedback Form, Circuses and Funfairs, Open Space Strategy Audit, Greenspace biodiversity.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/

Community transport

Contains information on Community transport, Request minibus hire, Register as a minibus driver.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/

Renting a property

Contains information on Renting a council property, Renting from a registered landlord, Renting a private property, Renting sheltered housing, Housing support, Mid-market rental housing, Council properties for rent.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/

Elections and voting

Contains information on Electoral participation, Election results, Who represents you, How to vote, Where to vote, Contact Election team, Review of polling places, Register to vote.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/

Schools

Contains information on School meals and payments, School places, School transport, School inspections, Financial support for pupils, Additional support needs, Contact a school, Gaelic in schools, Parentsportal.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/

Working Time Regulations

A motivated and alert work force works efficiently and effectively. When people work too many hours accidents happen, mistakes are made and nobody profits. The Working Time Regulations represent minimum standards for workers while allowing flexibility in how those standards are applied. Definitions Working time When someone is working at ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/working-time-regulations/

Early learning and childcare places

Find out when and how to enrol your child at a nursery. Unlike school, your child doesn't legally have to attend one or any kind of pre-school. Before you apply for a place there are some things you need to know: Funded hours Council nurseries Funded providers Additional support needs Moving your child to a different nursery setting Application bo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/find-nurseries/

Childcare partners - early learning and childcare expansion

Partner providers, including private nursery settings, playgroups and childminders (when in partnership), will be given support to introduce the additional funded hours. This will include an increase in the funding provided to them. Our plan: We are introducing the additional funded hours over two years, starting with a small number of spaces avai...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-extended-hours/1140-childcare-partners/

Tenant information

Contains information on Energy efficiency, Healthy, safe and secure home, House sales, Improvement works, Moving house, Neighbourhood issues, Rent and service charges, Repairs and maintenance, Tenancy agreement, Tenant participation, Significant Performance Failure, Changes to housing allocations and tenancies.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/

Recycling centres and points

Contains information on Recycling centres, What to do with your rubbish, Glass and textiles recycling points, What happens to your recycling, Seasonal garden waste recycling points, Book a recycling centre visit, Limits on commercial-type vehicles at recycling centres.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling/

Public Transport

Contains information on Fares and ticketing, Concessionary travel, Public transport policies, strategies and contracts, Area Bus Forums, Contact us, Bus information, Community transport, A2B Dial-a-bus.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/

Housing Benefit

Contains information on Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance, Social Sector Size Criteria, Frequently Asked Questions, Disputes and Appeals, Contact us, Change in circumstances, Benefit fraud.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit/

Licensing

Contains information on Apply for a licence, permit or permission, Licensing Boards - alcohol licences, Appeal or object to a licence application, Public events advice, Licensing register.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/

Licensing Boards - alcohol licences

Contains information on Licensing Boards and forums, Current alcohol licence adverts, Contact Licensing Standards Officers, Apply for a licence to sell alcohol, Policies, Licensing Matters event.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/

Residential Streets

Contains information on Road services charges, Street naming and numbering, Dropped kerbs, Driveway access, Works on residential streets.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/residential-streets/

What to do if I am a...

Contains information on Developer, SRDP applicant or Forestry Manager, Metal Detectorist, Family History Researcher, Pipelines and Utilities Builder, Landowner, Archaeological Consultant.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/

Agriculture and rural development

Contains information on The North East Scotland Agriculture Advisory Group (NESAAG), Farmers' markets, Farmers' markets - Producers directory, Agriculture and rural development industry.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/agriculture-and-rural-development/

Care and Support for Older People

Contains information on Older people care and support services, Care and support at home, Community alarm or telecare, Day care services, Occupational Therapy services, Support for people living with dementia, Accommodation with care, Older people care policies and strategies, Care assessment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/local-care-for-an-older-person/

Flooding

Contains information on Flooding in Aberdeenshire, Coast Protection, Flooding - publications, Flood Warning and Information, Flood Protection Products, Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme, Huntly Flood Protection Scheme, Roles and Responsibilities, Emergency Contacts, Flood Recovery Plan 2016, Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, Insch Flood Study, Ellon Flood Study, Inverurie Flood Study, Ballater Flood Study, Stonehaven Bay Coastal Flood Study.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/

Pay and Display

Parking charges are to be reintroduced at pay and display car-parks from week beginning Monday, 4th January 2021. On this page you will find information on the following: Scale of car parking charges Payment options  Exemption for disabled drivers Report faulty pay and display machines View car parks privacy notices. Scale of charges Paid parking...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/pay-and-display/

Community councils

Community councils are voluntary organisations that act as a voice for their local area. Every local community can request their local authority to establish a community council in their area. They meet regularly to discuss issues affecting their area, including planning and licensing applications. All meetings are held in public and residents are...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/

Roads and car park faults

Contains information on Car parks, Road or street lighting, Grit bins.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/infrastructure/

Terms and disclaimer

Contains information on Disclaimer, Privacy and data protection.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/legal-notices/

Have your say

Contains information on Complaints process, Make a complaint, compliment, or comment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/have-your-say/

Throughcare and aftercare service

Contains information on Eligibility and support, Financial support for young people, Pathways assessments, plans and coordinators, Education, training and employment, Supported accommodation, Supported Lodging scheme, Contact Throughcare and Aftercare team.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/

Fostering

Contains information on Fostering in Aberdeenshire, Becoming a foster carer, Allowances and payments, Support and training, Foster children, Children of foster carers, Contact us, Fostering service inspection report.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/fostering/

Improvement works

Contains information on Doing your own improvements, Council housing improvement works.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/

Roads and travel

Contains information on Roads, Public transport, Transportation, Harbours, A96 Dualling Inverness to Aberdeen, School transport, Car parking, Electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/

Caring for others

Contains information on Support for carers, Carer support organisations, Support for young carers, Carers' rights and legislation, Training and qualifications, Short breaks and respite care.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/

Local Housing Offices

Find your local housing office's contact details and opening hours. You can also email us on housing@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or call our Contact Centre on 03456 08 12 03. Please note our offices are currently closed due to coronavirus. Banff housing office 34 Low StreetBanffAB45 1AYHours: 8.45am - 5pm Monday to Friday Fraserburgh housing office Faithl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/local-housing-offices/

Benefits and grants

Contains information on Welfare Reform, Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit, Contact Benefits team, Free School Meals, Scottish Welfare Fund, Discretionary Housing Payments, School Clothing Grant, Blue Badge scheme, Educational grants.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/

Children and families

Contains information on Fostering, Adoption, Children's rights, Throughcare and aftercare, Kinship care, Vulnerable children and families, Report child abuse or protection concern, Contact Children and Families team, Self-directed Support for children and young people.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/

Find childcare options

Choosing childcare and early education is a big step for you and your child. There are many different types of childcare services available for children from birth to age 13: Childminders Nurseries - 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds Out of school care Parent and toddler groups Childcare costs vary between different services and providers an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/local-childcare/

Fuel poverty

I am worried about the increasing cost of fuel and if I will be able to afford to heat my home. We are installing various energy efficiency measures to our properties to help cut energy loss within homes and therefore save you money. We are committed to getting rid of fuel poverty by 2016. Fuel poverty in Scotland is defined as where: A household h...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/energy-efficiency/fuel-poverty/

Registrars

Contains information on Births, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Family History, Registrar offices, Order a copy of certificate, Registrars fees.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/

Energy efficiency

Contains information on Energy efficiency explained, Fuel poverty, Save money on your fuel bills, Energy Performance Certificates, Energy Efficiency Standard for Social Housing.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/energy-efficiency/

Concessionary Travel

Contains information on Scotland-wide free bus scheme (National Entitlement Card), Scottish Blind Persons Travel Scheme, Young Scot National Entitlement Card.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/concessionary-travel/

Traffic Management

Contains information on Traffic measures, Traffic calming, Abnormal loads.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/traffic-management/

Policies

Contains information on Licensing Board Publication Schemes, Licensing - Equalities, Policy statements.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/policies/

Instrumental music lessons

Contains information on Music tuition, Music centre groups, Youth Music Initiative, Aberdeenshire Youth Orchestra course, Aberdeenshire Schools Pipe Band, Instrumental music portal.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/

Welfare Reform

Contains information on Universal Credit, Benefit Cap, Social Sector Size Criteria, Personal Independence Payment, Experiencing Financial Difficulties?, Social Security Scotland.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/

About the council

Contains information on Customer Service Commitment, FairShare campaign, Council leadership, Council service structure, Make up of the Council, Plans and reports, Customer Experience Panel.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/

Equalities

Contains information on Equality duty, Specific duties, Equality Impact Assessments, Prejudice Incident reporting, About Equalities, British Sign Language (BSL) plan, Community Impact Assessments.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/

Town centres

Contains information on Business Improvement Districts, The Town Centre First Principle, Town Centre Toolkit, Aberdeenshire Town Centre Fund, Support available for town centres, Phoenix Fund.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/town-centres/

Winter roads maintenance

Contains information on Become a snow warden, Winter plan and monitoring, Winter resources and limitations, Snow clearing, Winter driving, School transport and closures, Gritting, Grit bins.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/winter-maintenance/

Waste and recycling services - Coronavirus

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have had to suspend certain waste and recycling services. We are working to minimise the impact on communities by recruiting staff from other areas of the council but we expect there will be some delays and disruptions to our services over the coming weeks and months. We thank you for your continued ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/waste-covid-19/

Information for Employees

Employers must give employees adequate information on the following topics: Risks to their health and safety as identified in risk assessments Preventative and protective measures in place Procedures required to be followed in the event of danger Identification of competent persons nominated to assist in health and safety...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/information-for-employees/

Loudspeakers in the Street

Times The use of loudspeakers in the streets is banned between 9.00pm and 8.00am (the police, ambulance and fire brigade are exempt). Licensed Use Local authorities can license use outside these hours – eg for entertainment but not for advertising purposes or electioneering. Vehicles selling perishable foods may use loudspeakers between 12.00 noon ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/loudspeakers-in-the-street/

Fuel poverty strategic outcome statement

The fuel poverty strategic outcome statement and action plan aim to eradicate fuel poverty for all properties, as far as is reasonably practicable, by 2016. Fuel poverty will be decreased by 5% each year across all tenures. This strategic outcome statement demonstrates our commitment to eradicating fuel poverty. A household is in fuel poverty if, i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/fuel-poverty-strategic-outcome-statement/

Carer Council Tax discounts

If someone lives in your home as a carer to look after a household member you may be eligible for a discount. Conditions If the carer is full-time, they must: be resident in the home where they are providing the care not be the spouse or partner of the cared for person or the parent where the cared for person is under 18 provide care for more than...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/a-carer/

Budget Savings 2018/19

The Revenue Budget 2018/19 was debated by Councillors on 8th February 2018. In preparing the proposed Revenue Budget, Equality Impact Assessments were undertaken and are available as listed below. A summary of all Equality Impact Assessments with supporting infographic, provides a high level overview. View the budget summary report (pdf 303KB) and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/equality-impact-assessments/budget-savings-2018-2019/

Apply for it

Contains information on Building warrant, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit, Discretionary housing payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Join a library, Blue Badge, Free school meals, Council Tax discount or exemption, Council Tax Reduction, Disabled parking bay, Council housing, Personal licence to sell alcohol, Taxi or private hire licences, Occasional licence to sell alcohol, Private water supply grants.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apply/

Private housing

Contains information on Private landlords, Private tenants, Homeowners, Energy efficiency.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/

Budget and finance

Contains information on Revenue and Capital Budgets, Council budget, Annual accounts, Council Tax bills and our budget.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/our-budget/

Housing rent and service charges

Contains information on Your rent, How your rent is set, How and where you can pay your rent, Your rent card, What to do if your rent is based on the wrong characteristics, Improvements to your property, Other charges, Rent arrears, Legal actions for non-payment of rent, Former Tenant arrears, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Home contents insurance, Universal Credit.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/

Walking and cycling

Contains information on Cycling routes in Aberdeenshire, Commuter cycling and walking routes, Bike storage, Cycling benefits.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/cycling/

Special Archaeology in the Area

Contains information on The Picts, Carved stone balls, Flint mines, Vitrified Forts, Recumbent Stone Circles.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/special-archaeology-in-the-area/

Apply for funded early learning - 3 and 4 year olds

Although the statutory entitlement for Early Learning and Childcare is 600 hours, families residing in Aberdeenshire can currently access up to 1140 hours at providers that have capacity. We are in partnership with childminders, playgroups and private nurseries. You can contact afis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk to find out about providers in your local are...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/3-and-4-year-olds/

Road Maintenance

Contains information on What maintenance we perform, Street lighting, Road signs, Winter maintenance and gritting, Roads we maintain, Trunk roads, Bridges, Annual maintenance contract document, Road works improvement programme, Annual status and options report.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/

Request it

Contains information on Request private water supply sample, Hire Minibus, Business, Freedom of Information, Request a bulky waste collection, Grit bins, Request childcare training, Occupational Therapy self-assessment, Book a recycling centre visit, Additional recycling bins, Under occupancy/bedroom tax, Backdating benefits.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/

Communities and events

Contains information on Community centres, Community councils, Funding, Events and anniversaries, Asset Transfer, Armed Forces, Bereavement, Community Learning and Development, Refugee Resettlement.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/

Unpaid work by offenders

Unpaid work - previously referred to as Community Service - is an option available to the courts as part of a Community Payback Order. Offenders carry out work across Aberdeenshire in either small groups or in individual placements. The work is supervised either directly by the service or by another party in agreement with the service. In 2011 / 12...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/unpaid-work-by-offenders/

Emergency Contacts

Who to call if you are concerned about flooding For flood warnings, phone Floodline 0345 988 11 88 In an emergency where there is a threat to public safety, call emergency service 999 and ask for Fire or Coastguard For help with flood defences (eg sandbags): - Aberdeen City Council - Tel: 01224 522000 - Aberdeenshire Council - Tel: Monday to Fri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/emergency-contacts/

Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park is  is a 230 acre country park in Mintlaw. It has been recognised as one of the country's best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag award. The awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden impressed the judges with its excellent use of green space, well maintained facilities and high standard of safety a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/mintlaw-aden-country-park/

Huntly

What's On View Linden Community Centre programme (pdf 221KB).                          Community Centre Name Linden Centre Address Castle Street, Huntly , AB54 4SE Tel No 01466 405953 Location Map of The Linden Centre Opening times 8.30a.m.- 6.00p.m. evenings and weekends (open for various groups) Facilities in the Centre Basement you...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/huntly/

Mintlaw

  Mintlaw Community Learning and Development Programme 2014 Central Buchan Community Learning Office - Youth   Community Centre Name Central Buchan Lifelong Learning & Leisure Address Mintlaw Academy, Station Road, Mintlaw, AB42 5FN Tel No 01467 535479 Location Map of Central Buchan Lifelong Learning & Leisure Opening times 8....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/mintlaw/

Environmental health performance indicators

The performance of the Environmental Health Service is monitored and reviewed through a number of performance indicators. Corporate indicators require us to set targets and report on the percentage of the number of premises that are broadly compliant and better than broadly compliant in terms of food safety as set against the number of premises sub...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/environmental-health-performance-indicators/

Oldmeldrum Disc Parking

Parking in Oldmeldrum’s town centre, Cowgate and The Square Car Parks is limited to two hours, to help free-up parking and boost visitor numbers to local shops. Users are required to display a parking disc. The discs are free to obtain and use, and aim to better manage the availability of parking in the town. Waiting times are only restricted betw...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/oldmeldrum-disc-parking/

Kickstart job placement scheme

Kickstart is the UK Government scheme providing funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Funding covers: 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week The associated employer National Insurance contributions Employer minimum...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/kickstart-scheme/

Faithlie Care Home

Faithlie care home is in Fraserburgh. It has four wings, over two levels, and can accommodate 33 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a hand washing basin a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/faithlie-care-home-fraserburgh/

Courses

Elementary Food Hygiene Intermediate Food Hygiene Elementary Food Hygiene This is a nationally recognised qualification in basic food hygiene, accredited by The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS). The course includes 6 hours of tuition (one day or 2 x ½ days) with a short multiple choice question paper at the end of the cou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/food-safety/courses/

Wage Subsidy Programme

The Wage Subsidy Programme is open from February 2021 to March 2022. Funded by European Social Fund, and Aberdeenshire Council, local employers can claim for 50% of the National Minimum Wage for up to 30 hours per week payable for a maximum of 6 months, when they employ an Aberdeenshire resident who is eligible for the Wage Subsidy Funding. Applica...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/wage-subsidy-programme/

Environmental Health

Contains information on Noise, Air Quality, Light Pollution, Drainage - Septic Tanks, Private Water Supplies, Odours, Pests, Contaminated Land, Caravan Site Licenses, Contact Environmental Health, Environmental health performance indicators, Food safety, Health and safety, Animal Health.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/

Paths and outdoor access

Contains information on Path closures and project updates, Outdoor Access, Core Paths Plan, Local Outdoor Access Forum, Long Distance Routes, Local Path Networks and Groups.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/

Transportation

Contains information on Sustainable travel, Walking and cycling, Road safety, Travel planning, Transport strategies and projects, Integrated Travel Towns, Electric vehicles.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/

Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA) 2017

Contains information on History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, HHA Who's who, Events, Famous faces, Visitor trails.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/hha/

Economic development for communities

Contains information on About community economic development, Digital Connectivity, Regeneration in Aberdeenshire, Town centres, Employment support, Crowdfunding.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/

Report it

Contains information on Council Tax - change of address, Roads, street lighting or car parks, Benefits - change in circumstances, Dog fouling incident, Report a non-emergency housing repair, Business rates - change of circumstances, Make a comment, compliment or a complaint, Report flytipping, Report abandoned vehicles, Report invasive plants, Report a missed bin collection, Report a Blue Badge fraud, Report a breach to planning enforcement, Electric vehicle (EV) chargers.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning occurs where certain harmful germs are introduced into the body via food. These germs may themselves be poisonous and, if in sufficient numbers will cause a short sharp illness a few hours after eating contaminated food. Vomiting is the most common symptom in this case. Some germs do not produce their poisons until they are in the bo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/food-safety/food-safety-what-we-do/food-poisoning/

Death Registration

View Registrars services during the Coronavirus outbreak. If a death occurred in Scotland it must be registered within 8 days and informants have the option to register the death at any Registration office in Scotland. Please note that if you wish to register a death at any of the Aberdeenshire Registration Offices then you must call in advance to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/deaths/death-registration/

Central Buchan A2B

Central Buchan A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by Kininmonth Cabs. The service is open to the general public. Area covered and operating times Central Buchan A2B is a door-to-door service operating Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 6.30pm and Saturday between 8am and 6.30pm. You can ask to travel at any time between these hours. We will try to...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/central-buchan/

Pleyfauld House Very Sheltered Housing

Pleyfauld House is a very sheltered housing complex set in a quiet residential area in Inverurie. It was a sheltered housing scheme and has been remodelled and refurbished to offer very sheltered housing support. There are 32 self-contained flats, a combination of one or two bedroom flats. Each flat has: gas central heating double glazing controll...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/pleyfauld-house-very-sheltered-housing/

Dawson Court Very Sheltered Housing

Dawson Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set within landscaped gardens. It is situated in a quiet residential area, close to the centre of Turriff. There are 39 flats over three floors, all accessible by lift and stairs. Each flat is suitable for two people and has a: lounge kitchen bedroom bathroom with shower There...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/dawson-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Doocot View Very Sheltered Housing

Doocot View is a purpose built very sheltered housing complex in a quiet residential area of Banff. There are 30 self-contained flats on one level and a day care centre. Each flat has a: lounge kitchen one or two bedrooms shower room There is also a respite flat for respite care or short breaks.  The facilities at Doocot View include: a communal...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/doocot-view-very-sheltered-housing/

Building Standards Performance

Information on quarterly and annual performance of the Building Standards Service including our annual performance report and our customer service standards performance is available for the public to view. Quarterly performance indicators Performance indicator Current Target Q1 (April to June 2020) Q2 (July to September 2020) Q3 (October to De...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/performance/

Student Council Tax discount or exemption

To qualify for a Council Tax discount or exemption as a student, you must either: study for 24 weeks for 21 hours per week in each academic year  be a foreign language assistant working in a school or other educational establishment and be registered with the British Council  be under 20 years old and be studying for a non-advanced course for at l...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/occupied-by-students/

Lost Dogs

What to do if you Find a Dog Try and secure the dog either by a lead or piece of rope, or put it in a shed, garage or garden, until the dog warden can get there. Only try these things if the dog appears to be friendly. Never approach a dog if it is growling at you. Monday to Friday - 8.45 am to 5pm - contact your local dog warden and inform them: ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/lost-dogs/

Dog Training Classes in Marr

CANINE Pawsibilities Drumblade, Huntly Dog agility fun and completion Agility Foundation for young dogs Puppy and Junior school Canine Massage Therapy Group Sessions and Private Tuition Indoors and Outdoors (depending on the season) Date and Time: Classes run all week - Email for details Cost: Price on application Contact: Agnes Campan Tel: 07818...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/marr/

Parking Fines (Excess Charge Notices)

We issue car parking fines when you have not adhered to the conditions of use of a car park. Find out more about:  Reasons you may have received a parking fine How to pay a parking fine How to appeal a parking fine Processing an appeal Contact details Car parks privacy notices The quicker you react, the less you pay. View our payment scales.  Rea...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-fines/

Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences

Safety at work is imperative and it is the main aim of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 to ensure that employees and those affected by work activities do not become ill or injured. Find out about Main Provisions, When to make a Report and References However, in some circumstances, events may result in an injury, disease or dangerous occu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/injuries-diseases-and-dangerous-occurrences/

Premises licence - guidance

We produced guidance to help you understand the process of applying for premises licence. For further information view full guidance (pdf 191KB). View information about: Who can apply Operating plan Layout plan Disabled access and facilities statement Who can apply Any person aged 18 and over can apply for a premises licence as can a partnership,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/new-premises-licences/premises-licence-conditions/

Leisure, tourism and outdoors

Contains information on Archaeology, Ranger Service, Tourists and Visitors, Country parks, Parks and open spaces, Fishing, Bennachie Visitor Centre.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/

Built Heritage

Contains information on Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Inventory of Historic Battlefields and Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Aberdeenshire Design Awards, Doors Open Days, Regeneration schemes for town centres, HAMP project, Contact Planning team.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/

Car Parking

Contains information on Car parks in Aberdeenshire, Pay and display, Disabled parking and Blue Badge, Resident permits, Car park Excess Charge Notices, Oldmeldrum disc parking, Report issue with car park, Off Street Parking Orders, Cashless parking.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/

Archaeology

Contains information on What to do if I am a..., Sites to Visit, Historical Maps, Our Projects and Publications, Reporting Your Finds, A Brief History of the North East, Treasure Trove Law in Scotland, North-East Scotland Regional Research Framework, Search our online databases (HERs), About us.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/

Moving house

Contains information on Transferring to another property, Exchanging property with another tenant, Moving to smaller accommodation, Overcrowded house, Other options for moving house, Ending your tenancy agreement, Gas and electricity supply.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/moving-house/

Bus Information

Contains information on Bus timetables, Live bus departures, Bus service updates, Ellon Park and Ride, Public Transport Guides, Traveline Scotland App, Information at Bus stops.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/bus-information/

Archaeology Projects and Publications

Contains information on Mason's Marks Project, Historic Kirkyards Project, War Memorials Project, 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design, Famous Faces, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Archaeology, Aberdeen Archaeological Surveys.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/

Social Care and Health

Contains information on Community care, Criminal justice, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Caring for others, Living independently, Financial help.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/

Construction works noise

Construction of new buildings, transport links, energy infrastructure or dwellings is a necessary part of our changing environment. By their nature, construction and demolition works will be noisy and people living near construction sites will have to accept some level of disturbance for the duration of most construction projects. Many construction...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health/construction-works/

Dangerous and defective buildings

It is the responsibility of the building owner(s) to maintain their property in a good state of repair and address any defects that may occur, for instance: as the result of extreme weather conditions, major incident or age related defects. In cases where owners fail to take the required action or when emergency action is required Aberdeenshire Cou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/dangerous-and-defective-buildings/

Planning your Journey in Aberdeenshire and Beyond

Planning your journey couldn't be easier. Simply follow the link below to access Traveline Scotland journey planning website. Traveline Scotland provides up to date, impartial public transport journey planning and timetables. You can plan a journey between any two locations in Scotland on this website, or to speak to an adviser, call 0871 200 22 33...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/planning-your-journey-in-aberdeenshire-and-beyond/

Training

Environmental Health and Training in Occupational Health and Safety Do you have a business in Aberdeenshire? Do health and safety requirements confuse you? Do you want to increase your knowledge of health and safety? Do you want a safe workforce? Whether you are an employer, employee, self-employed or just interested, Aberdeenshire Council is of...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/training/

Support and funding for low emission vehicles

The council has developed a Low Emission Vehicle Delivery plan (pdf 809KB) to support the growth in electric vehicles in Aberdeenshire. The plan sets out how we will take action to deliver infrastructure and soft measures to promote the use of electric vehicles. The council is also working to expand the network of electric vehicles charge points a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/electric-vehicles/

Balmedie Country Park

Balmedie AB23 8XG Location Map On the coast east of the village of Balmedie 8 miles north of Aberdeen on the A 90 road to Peterhead and Fraserburgh. The park is well signed from the A90. The park is open during the hours of daylight every day of the year. The beach is sandy and over the years has won a number of awards. Grounds Facilities Car Pa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/balmedie-country-park/

Food advice for voluntary groups - Coronavirus

For voluntary groups or community groups providing meals or food deliveries, know how to keep your community safe: Food advice for voluntary groups and consumers Food allergies Food labelling Food advice for voluntary groups and consumers Food Standards Scotland has published specific coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and FAQ on their consumer advice...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health-covid-19/food-advice-voluntary-groups-covid-19/

Planning advice on re-opening your business

This note has been prepared to assist local businesses as they take the first steps to reopening as we move within the easing of lockdown measures. Cognisance is to be had to all guidance and temporary legislation that has been produced by the Scottish Government, amongst them the advice provided by the Chief Planner who has previously advised coun...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/covid-19/reopening-businesses/reopening-businesses-planning/

Care homes

Care homes provide round the clock care and support to people who have an assessed need for the service. All care homes offer: a room of your own all meals, snacks and refreshments care and support staff, 24 hours a day help with personal care and everyday activities help with continuing your social and leisure pursuits and developing new interest...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/

Very Sheltered Housing

Very Sheltered Housing lets older people or people with disabilities keep their independence and privacy while making sure care and support is provided. It is usually offered to people who are 60 years of age or above and vulnerable in their current accommodation. Younger applicants may be considered depending on their circumstances. Applicants are...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/

Short breaks and respite care

Short breaks let a carer and the person they care for have a break from their normal routine. They are sometimes described as respite care. They are an essential part of the overall support that families and carers need to help them care for a family member, partner or friend. Short breaks can involve either time apart or time together with extra s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/

Hire Minibus

Aberdeenshire council Minibuses are charged at 94 pence a mile. If a council driver is required then a charge of £10.41 per hour is made. All minibuses must be returned in a clean and tidy condition, a surcharge of up to £30 may be levied if cleaning needs to be undertaken.  Terms and Conditions of Hire Aberdeenshire Council minibuses are only ava...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/minibus-hire/

Availability of school places

If we receive more placing requests than there are places available, we will review the applications against our list of priorities:  Residence Children in Need Educational Local conditions Sibling attending school Social (childcare) We may consider other reasons if the deciding officer feels they are appropriate. Residence Residents within Aberd...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/admissions/out-of-zone-school/availability-of-school-places/

Abbey Court Very Sheltered Housing

Abbey Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Mintlaw. It is set in a quiet residential development close to Aden Country Park. Unlike other very sheltered housing complexes, Abbey Court isn't specifically aimed at older people. There are tenants of various ages. Abbey Court has 22 flats over two floors, each designed to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/abbey-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Jarvis Court Very Sheltered Housing

Jarvis Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Fraserburgh. There are 21 flats - 19 self-contained one bedroom flats, one self-contained two bedroom flat, a guest bedroom for tenants’ visitors and a respite flat for respite care or short breaks. Each flat has: gas central ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/jarvis-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Dalvenie Gardens Very Sheltered Housing

Dalvenie Gardens is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set in a secluded area in Banchory. There are 24 one bedroom self-contained flats in a three storey block. Each flat has a: lounge kitchen bedroom shower room There is also a respite flat for respite care or short breaks.   The facilities at Dalvenie Gardens include: doo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/dalvenie-gardens-very-sheltered-housing/

Durnhythe Care Home

Durnhythe care home is in peaceful surroundings in Portsoy, close to the village centre. It is a two storey building and can accommodate 33 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has a lockable space for safe keeping o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/durnhythe-care-home-portsoy/

Grangepark Care Home

Grangepark care home is in Peterhead, close to local amenities. It is on one level and can accommodate 32 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: en-suite toilet and wash hand basin adjustable heating a bed wardrobe ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/grangepark-care-home-peterhead/

Ythanvale Care Home

Ythanvale care home is in the heart of Ellon, close to Gordon Park and local amenities. It has three wings and can accommodate 30 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: en-suite toilet and wash hand basin adjustable...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/ythanvale-care-home-ellon/

Bennachie View Care Home

Bennachie View care home is in Inverurie. It can accommodate 48 residents, with four households of 12 bedrooms. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds curtains bedding ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/bennachie-view-care-home-inverurie/

Westbank Care Home

Westbank Care Home is in Oldmeldrum, close to the shops. It has three floors, each with a small balcony area, and can accommodate 32 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: a bed wardrobe space chest of drawers bedsi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/westbank-care-home-oldmeldrum/

Edenholme Care Home

Edenholme care home is in Stonehaven. It can accommodate 60 residents and is divided into five households of 12 rooms. Each bedroom is fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds curtains be...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/edenholme-care-home-stonehaven/

Allachburn Care Home

Allachburn is in a quiet part of Aboyne, in extensive grounds. It is on one floor and can accommodate 30 residents, in three wings. Each bedroom is fully furnished and has a lockable space for safe keeping of small valuables and belongings. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal ite...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/allachburn-care-home-aboyne/

Shared Lives placement

The possibilities are endless with the Shared Lives Scheme. Each person decides what they want to achieve on their placement. We match them with someone who shares the same interests and can support them to success - a Shared Lives Carer. Shared Lives Carers share their homes and lives with you. The support is based in and around the Carer’s home ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/shared-lives-scheme/shared-lives-placement/

Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme

From 1st August 2021, the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme will fund a daily portion of milk (or infant formula for babies) and a portion of fruit or vegetables for every child aged 5 and under who accesses an early years childcare setting, such as a nursery or childminder. The ambition is for as many eligible children as possible to be recei...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/scottish-milk-and-healthy-snack-scheme/

Tenant participation

Contains information on Tenant participation, Local tenant groups, Tenant working groups, Local Tenant Voice, Tenants’ newsletter, Tenant events, Interested Tenants, Focus Groups, Interested in tenant participation?, Registration of tenant organisations, Tenant participation strategy, Getting a fair deal, Tenant satisfaction surveys.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/

Variations and transfer of premises licence

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. Use this application to make a change to your current premises licence or to transfer it. Variation of premises licence A variation...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/variations-and-transfer-of-premises-licence/

How we process complaints about a breach of planning control

We investigate enforcement complaints in the order of priority. All complaints will involve an initial site visit and we aim to do this within 14 days of the complaint being received. It can take up to 8 weeks to investigate and respond to a complaint. If the alleged breach is considered to be a higher priority case we aim to investigate and respon...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-breach-processing/

Help with paying for childcare

You can get help with childcare costs in a variety of ways: Tax-free childcare Childcare vouchers Universal Credit Tax credits  You can view more details on the Childcare Choices website. Families can't receive Tax Free Childcare at the same time as Childcare Vouchers, Universal Credit or Working Tax Credit. You can use the gov.uk's childcare cal...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/help-with-costs/

Alford - Haughton Country Park

Montgarrie Road Alford AB33 8NA Location Map The park is situated on the outskirts of the village of Alford which lies twenty five miles west of the City of Aberdeen along the A944. Alford is accessible by public transport. The park is open during the hours of daylight every day of the year. The park provides picnic tables and has two areas of play...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/alford-haughton-country-park/

Dispensation to allow the display of fireworks

If you are a professional firework display organiser and are planning a display between 11pm and 7am, you need to obtain a dispensation from the normal prohibition on fireworks displays between these hours. You can display fireworks without the dispensation on the allowed dates (around 5th November, New Year, Chinese New Year and Diwali) but you mi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/fireworks-display-licence/

Gas Safety

Every year people die from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by gas appliances and flues that have not been properly installed or maintained. You can't see, taste or smell carbon monoxide. It can kill without warning in just a matter of hours. The early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include: Tiredness Drowsin...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/gas-safety/

Qualifying Awards for Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

British Horse Society  Riding Stage 1. This is the basic qualification of the Society and although a proprietor may allow a holder to escort a group under close supervision, the qualification should be regarded as a stepping stone towards B.H.S. stage II. Stage II. To obtain this qualification the person must also have successfully completed the B...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/qualifying-awards-for-horse-riding-and-pony-trekking/

Dog training classes in Garioch

Find details of dog training classes in Garioch: Alison Knight Canine Training Barkwrights Dog Training School Canine Training School Paws 4 Life Scotland Petmind The Working Puppy Company Whitehaugh Lodge Alison Knight Canine Training Based outside Inverurie covering Aberdeenshire 1 to 1 consultation with free follow on advice Tailored to suit ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/garioch/

Public and private roads

We repair and maintain most roads and pavements in Aberdeenshire. On this page you can find out more about: Public roads Private roads We are not responsible for maintaining trunk roads (A90, A96 and the A92 from Stonehaven Junction to Charleston Junction). They are managed and maintained by BEAR Scotland. Public roads The statutory list of publi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/public-and-private-roads/

Music centre groups

Our music centre groups meet outwith school hours and include a string orchestra, concert band, big band, choir and rock group. Our centres are designed for pupils of all ages, from the very young to advanced players. Find out more about: Local music centres and transport How to enrol Music centre dates Concerts Local music centres and transport ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/music-centres/

Neighbour issues - Coronavirus

While many of our Environmental Health team are dealing directly with the impacts of Brexit and supporting our communities through the COVID-19 restrictions, we do have a small team of staff carrying out our normal statutory functions. We continue to engage and provide assistance via telephone and email to those who are experiencing neighbour nuisa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-health-covid-19/neighbour-issues-covid-19/

How nursery places are allocated

Find out what happens after you apply for early learning and childcare place. The process differs depending on the type of setting you apply for: Council nurseries Funded providers Council nurseries How we allocate places at council nurseries depends on a number of factors such as your situation, your child's age and your chosen nursery: Priorit...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/admission-process/

Contact Building Standards

There are a number of ways to contact the Building Standards team:  general enquiries correspondence address arrange a meeting management team contacts local offices General enquiries For general help and advice with Building Warrant issues you can call us at 01467 534333 or email building.standards@aberdeenshire.gov.uk. Correspondence address Al...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/contact-us/

Window cleaner licence

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. A window cleaner licence is required to operate as a window cleaner either on your own account or as an employee of a window cleani...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/window-cleaner-licence/

Licence application fees - changes

Application fees are different depending on a licence, permit or permission that you apply for. You can find details on fees for a specific application on each licence page. View our licences, permits and permissions directory to find out more. Application fee is not refunded if your application is unsuccessful. Updated fees View the fees that appl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/licensing-fees/

Ready Aberdeenshire

The arrival of winter can bring a number of challenges for individuals and communities. Darker nights, bad weather and illness can all cause disruption, but there are some simple steps all of us can take to be best prepared for the season.   Your home Is your home ready for winter? Any odd jobs and basic repairs are best completed before the weathe...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/ready-aberdeenshire/

Support for carers

A carer is generally defined as an individual who provides, or intends to provide, care for another individual. Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carer Statement The Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) or Young Carer Statement (YCS) are the new tools under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 to work out a carer's needs and personal outcomes. They look at a ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/support-for-carers/

Developing Motor Skills

The importance of messy and outdoor play The information on this page is also available to download: Importance of outdoor play (pdf 36 kb) Why? The sense of touch is important for learning about our own bodies, objects and our world. Children should have the opportunity to explore their world in a safe and controlled way through play, inside a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/support-for-families/developing-motor-skills-13/

Ellon Day Opportunities

Ellon Day Opportunities provides a range of activities to adults with learning disabilities living in Ellon and the surrounding area.  Your individual needs are met through programmed activities and work experience in your local community. Helping you develop and work towards your personal goals and giving you the opportunity for personal developme...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/ellon-resource-centre/

Calibration Services

Aberdeenshire Trading Standards Laboratory Service With Aberdeenshire Trading Standards laboratory Services you are assured of: A totally independent and confidential service. A competitive price. Full traceability of all measurements to National Standards. A prompt and efficient Service. From our Laboratory at Woodhill House, we are able to prov...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/business/calibration-services/

Winter maintenance resources

The provision of the winter maintenance service costs the council in the region of £4 million to £9 million depending on the severity of the winter. Over the winter period we expect to use between 40,000 tonnes and 55,000 tonnes of salt and spend between £1.9 million to £2.9 million on winter plant (such as snow ploughs, gritters, tractors). Our wo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/winter-maintenance/resources-and-limitations/

Circuses and funfairs

View booking conditions and procedure for circuses and funfairs on council owned land: Funfairs can only be booked by a Registered Fairground Operator Applications must be submitted a minimum of 28 calendar days prior to occupation Applications must be on the approved form available from the offices below and accompanied by the relevant safety cer...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/circuses-and-funfairs/

Community based transport services

Community transport services Aberdeenshire Community Transport Forum (ACTF) Community transport training Community transport funding Community transport services This list highlights some of the community transport services operating within the Aberdeenshire area. Please note that this list is not comprehensive - there are other projects that pro...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/advice/

Coronavirus information for health and social care service providers

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an impact on our Health and Social Care services. These services are provided by the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP). Commissioned service providers help the AHSCP to provide adult health and social care services across Aberdeenshire. On this page you can find information and guidance on cor...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/health-and-social-care-services-changes/coronavirus-health-social-care-service-providers/

Adoption case studies

We have supported many families through their experiences of adoption and we have invited some of them to share their experiences. Please note, these are not photos of the children. We have also changed names and specific details to protect confidentiality. Brogan Brogan is 9 months. Both his parents have undiagnosed learning delay and were both in...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/adoption/new-to-adoption/case-studies/

Fishing

The River Don is recognised as a premier salmon and sea trout river. It is also renowned for the quality of its brown trout fishing. Locals and visitors can fish there at reasonable prices. Before you buy your permit there are some things you need to know: Season dates Fishing locations Conservation - legal obligations Buy fishing permit Declare ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/fishing/

Car parks in Aberdeenshire

Parking charges are to be reintroduced at pay and display car-parks from week beginning Monday, 4th January 2021. A pay and display ticket or cashless parking payment is valid in any car park within the same town, during the period for which payment has been made.  Search for car parks, and the type of spaces available, by town name. You can also v...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/car-parks/

Market operator licence

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. A market operator licence is required for the carrying on a private market. A "private market" means a market, whether covered or n...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/market-operator/

Fostering in Aberdeenshire

Why do children need foster carers? Children come into foster care for various reasons, but mainly for their own health and safety. Sometimes there are problems at home and breakdowns in family relationships. Some children may be neglected or abused in other ways. There may have been a sudden family illness and there are no other relatives availabl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/fostering/fostering-in-aberdeenshire/

Electricity Safety

Who is responsible for checking the electrical wiring in my home? What should I do if the lights or sockets fail? How can I tell whether my home is equipped with a fuse box or circuit breaker? What should I do if all the power in my home fails? What should I do if there is a power cut? What other safety precautions should I take in respect of ele...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/healthy-safe-and-secure-home/electricity-safety/

Manual Handling

Manual Handling operations may result in injury, accidents and ill health. In fact these work activities account for approximately 25% of all reported work related injuries every year and it is estimated that many more occur which are never reported. So what is manual handling and how does it relate to your business? Manual Handling - Risk Assessm...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/manual-handling/

What road maintenance we perform

We maintain over 5400 kilometres of roads within Aberdeenshire and are fully committed to improving the condition of these roads. View more information on the following road maintenance that we perform: Report a road fault Road inspections Potholes Footpaths Road excavation Drainage Verges Report a road fault To report a pothole, footpath defect,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/maintenance-we-perform/

Guidance For Leaders

This Section refers to dinghy sailing and windsurfing only. For further information on powerboating, keelboating and cruising, RYA and DoT guidelines should be followed and further advice should be sought from the Adventurous Activities Consultant Planning Equipment Clothing and Personal Equipment Keelboats Water Hazards Careful planning and p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-5/

Windsurfing

Qualifying Awards Royal Yachting Association Coaching Scheme Assistant Instructor This is an employment specific award which allows trainees to assist under supervision. Level 1 Instructor This qualification allows the instructor to teach beginners in the UK and abroad. Intermediate instructor At this level instructors are assessed on two levels: ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/windsurfing/

Budget savings 2021/22

The revenue budget for 2021/22 was debated by councillors on 17th March 2021. View the budget report (pdf 1.1MB). As part of preparing the proposed revenue budget, Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) were undertaken and are available on this page. View summary of EIA outcomes (pdf 1.2MB). Business Services View saving proposals for Business Services:...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/equality-impact-assessments/budget-savings-2021/

Short Breaks Bureau

The Short Breaks Bureau supports carers and the people they care for to access personalised short breaks (also known as innovative respite).  Our Short Breaks Bureau service offers practical support and advice to people planning a short break. They work with Health and Social Care staff to make sure you, and the person you care for, get the best br...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/short-breaks-bureau/

The Noise App

We are taking part in a free trial of the Noise app – an app that enables anyone within Aberdeenshire to record evidence of noise nuisance onto their smartphones via the app and submit it to the council: Download the app Register Submit a complaint Download To download the app go to the “App Store” for iPhone users or the “Play Store” for android...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/reporting-antisocial-behaviour/noise-app/

Gritting

In general terms effective Winter Maintenance consists of applying precautionary treatments to the road surface in advance of predicted snow and ice conditions. This precautionary treatment is achieved by spreading salt on roads and footways to prevent the formation of ice, commonly referred to as “gritting”. The most practical de-icing material fo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/winter-maintenance/gritting-routes/

Booking your visit to the household recycling centre

On 1st of June 2020 our recycling centres reopened by booking only. We introduced a booking system to maintaining social distancing, reduce the waiting times of visitors to each recycling centre and help manage traffic to avoid a dangerous build-up of cars on the roads. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work hard to keep the househ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling/book-recycling-centre-visit/

Scams

On this page you can find out about scams: Trading standards crime and scams bulletin Scams training resources Get Safe Online Bank mandate fraud Scams Fridge List Scam Mail  Report Scams to Action Fraud Scam doorstep selling Scam doorstep collections of second hand clothing Proceeds of crime action against directors of secret diet drops To keep ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/scams/

Closed education consultations

Find out more about closed consultations: Rezone of Hillside School Catchment Relocation of Peterhead Academy Review of Inverurie Primary School Catchment Area Blairs housing development rezoning Fraserburgh Primary Schools Peterhead Community Campus Relocation of St Andrew’s School to Inverurie Community Campus Review of Stonehaven Town Primary S...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-consultations/education-consultations-archive/

Planning your child’s Self-directed Support

You are ready to start planning how your child’s support will be provided when you get confirmation of the indicative budget. The support plan is a constantly updated document that we use to record information about your child and their needs. Find out more about the support plan and how it is created: Planning for support What you need to conside...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/sds-child-young-person-support-plan/

Summary of Comments from Community Engagement Events August 2011

A series of Community Engagement events took place in August and a summary of the issues raised by each community is listed below. Stonehaven Community Engagement Event 16/08/11 Retaining artists in the area Marketing of different tourist attractions; large and small – link with inter-regional activity (ies) Coastal walking route – linking tourist...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/summary-of-comments-from-community-engagement-events-august-2011/

Trading standards - Coronavirus

The Trading Standards service is still operational and responding to service requests from businesses and the public whilst ensuring the latest government guidelines are being followed. We are committed to meet statutory regulations and will continue to carry out duties to protect public health, public safety and animal welfare at this time. On thi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/trading-standards-covid-19/

Boat hire licence

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. A boat hire licence is required for the use of a vessel, in the course of trade or business, for the purpose of letting it for hire...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/boat-hire/

Sex shop licence

Please note that at the moment, council offices are closed and officers are working from home due to coronavirus. There may be a delay in processing paper application. Find out more about changes to licensing services. A sex shop licence is required for any premises, vehicle, vessel or stall used for a business which consists to a significant degre...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/licensing-sex-shops/

Training and qualifications

Improving skills and confidence levels can ease some of the stresses of a caring role. We offer a range of learning opportunities, on an ongoing basis throughout Aberdeenshire, based on what carers tell us they need. Many carers have to give up work because of their caring role and might want support to let them get back to work. Quarriers can tail...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/training-and-qualifications/

Support for young carers

Young carers are children and young people, aged 18 and under, who provide, or intend to provide, care for another individual. This would be on an on-going basis and may include physical, practical and/or emotional support. This may be due to a disability, long-term illness, mental ill-health or drug or alcohol dependency. It would also include sup...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/support-for-young-carers/

Ending your tenancy

If you wish to end your tenancy you, and any joint tenants, should write to us. You must give at least 28 days notice before the date you intend to leave the property. You need to tell us if you normally live in the property with your husband, wife or partner because we also need their agreement. We will ask you to complete a termination notice wit...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenancy-agreement/ending-your-tenancy/

Workers

Find out more details about Contractor and Lone Worker legislation Contractors A contractor is anyone who is called in to work for a company but who is not an employee of that company. The contracting of certain types of jobs is common place, for example: window cleaning the cleaning of premises the installati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/workers/

Cycling Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment Equipment (Leader) Clothing Ratios and Group Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Cycling Expeditions Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/cycling-guidance-for-leaders/

Guidance for Leaders

Where fishing takes place from small boats (craft under 6 metres in length with or without an engine) on open inland water, the leader should have particular expertise in boat handling. In most cases it is advisable to obtain the services of a professional boatman. Planning Limitations Equipment Clothing Group Supervision Hazards Safety Procedure...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-2/

Dinghies

Qualifying Awards  Royal Yachting Association Coaching Scheme RYA Assistant Instructor This award allows a person to operate within a recognised sailing school assisting RYA instructors. It is site specific. The Assistant Instructor is qualified to teach ‘Start Sailing’ and other junior and adult courses. They will always work under the direct supe...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/dinghies/

Snowsports Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment - Group Members Equipment - The Instructors Clothing Group Size Water Hazards Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council?s generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity safely, and must be referred to in the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/snowsports-guidance-for-leaders/

Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment and Clothing Equipment (Leader) Ratios (Qualified Staff to Students) Indirect Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Mountaineering Activities Environmental Considerations Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's gener...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-6/

Guidance for liquor licence holders - Coronavirus

This guidance is for liquor licence holders. It explains the changes we are making to our liquor licenses during the COVID-19 outbreak: Premises Licenses Personal Licenses Occasional Licenses Hospitality sector questions and answers - Coronavirus (pdf 196KB) If you are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can have this information translated f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/liquor-licence-holders-covid-19/

Fire

An important feature of the prevention of workplace accidents and damage is the control of the start and spread of fire. Fire and its consequences pose a significant risk to any business whether a major industrial company or a small to medium business. Find out about Causes of Fire, Fire Protection, Fire Alarms, Fire Risk Assessment, Fire Risk Asse...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/fire/

Health, Safety and Welfare

The Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations relate to the suitability of all workplaces for all members of the workforce including those with disabilities. These regulations relate to premises with employees and not those with only self employed persons. So what is a suitable workplace? There are specific requirements laid down ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/health-safety-and-welfare/

Glass and textiles recycling points

There are a number of recycling points across Aberdeenshire where you can recycle glass and textiles. You can also visit one of our recycling centres where we accept a wide range of items. View recycling point for your area:       Buchan Banff and Buchan Formartine Garioch Kincardine and Mearns Marr If you have any suggestions for sites for new r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling/recycling-point/

Equality Impact Assessments 2013

This page contains the following information: - 1. Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) 2. Justification statements explaining why an EIA is not required If the document opens with a Committee Report, please refer to section three 'Equalities, Staffing and Financial Implications'. This will detail whether an Equality Impact Assessment has been carr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/equality-impact-assessments/eias/

Gardenstown landslip - media statements

View Gardenstown landslip media statements in reverse time order. You can also read the latest media releases. 18th June 2018 - First phase of Gardenstown landslip protection complete as final nails secure mesh to slope The first phase of work to secure the unstable slope above Gardenstown’s Harbour Road has been completed with the final soil nails...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/local/gardenstown-landslip/media-statements/

Inspiring Aberdeenshire 2021 - award finalists

On this page you can view the 2021 finalists for the Inspiring Aberdeenshire award and find out about their achievements and successes. The award is composed of the following categories: Aberdeenshire’s Future award Inspirational Volunteer award Heart of Aberdeenshire Caring award Cultural award Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental award Loca...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/events/inspiringaberdeenshire/inspiring-aberdeenshire-award-finalists/