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Financial Assistance

Contains information on Education Maintenance Allowance, Free school meals, Clothing grant, Free school transport.

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

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.

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

Financial terms explained

Aggregate External Finance (AEF) This is allocated to each local authority by the Scottish Government to help finance the cost of services. AEF comprises Revenue Support Grant, Business Rate Income and Ring Fenced Grants. Area committees These are local groups which meet on a regular basis, bringing together council officers and local councillors ...

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

Our financial situation

Aberdeenshire Council's budget Like all councils across the country, we faced significant reductions in budget in 2010 and considered the best ways to maintain delivery of essential services. Around 80% of Aberdeenshire Council's budget comes from the funding we receive as Scottish Government Grant. This means that cuts to funding had a significant...

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

Financial support

This section has information about the financial support available to help you pay for your care.  Self-directed Support Self-directed Support (SDS) allows you to choose how your support is provided, and gives you as much control as you want of your individual budget. Find out more about SDS and how it gives you more choice and control over your so...

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

Financial difficulties

Aberdeenshire Council recognises that, for those of you facing financial problems or the loss of your job as a result of the current economic downturn, it can be confusing trying to access the right help and advice for your personal circumstances. The Council in common with a number of other agencies and voluntary organisations offers a ...

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

Medium term financial planning

In agreeing this council plan, we commit to aligning our finances in support of these strategic priorities. Whilst funding will be directed towards the priorities, we will look to achieve maximum efficiency across all our services and consider new and innovative methods of service delivery. Responsible financial planning encapsulates all our fundin...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/financial-planning/

Information for Parents and Carers

Contains information on School information, Financial assistance, Parental Engagement, School term dates, Education appeals, Parents and Carers frequently asked questions, Support for families, School communications.

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

Experiencing Financial Difficulties?

Aberdeenshire Council recognises that for those facing financial problems it can be confusing trying to access the right help and advice for your personal circumstances. The Council, in common with a number of other agencies and voluntary organisations, offers a range of services, support and advice relating to money matters or benefit entitlement....

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

Financial support for young people

Regular financial support is given to young people aged 16 to 18 who: have been looked after away from home for over 13 weeks since the age of 14, and ceased to be looked after over their official school leaving age This is because young people in this age group are not eligible for state benefits.   Are there any exceptions? Yes, some yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/financial-support-for-young-people/

Trading Standards Business Assistance

Contains information on Business, Business Companion, Licensing, Calibration Services, Public Weighbridges.

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

School Meals

Contains information on Aberdeenshire School Meals, Special diets, Free school meals, Primary and special school meals, Secondary school meals, School payments.

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

Aberdeenshire Council Plan 2017 – 2022

In November 2017 Aberdeenshire Council agreed the council plan. This gives strategic direction to the wider council and will be used to inform decision making in the coming years. The plan is laid out in full below, all centred around the 11 priorities. On this page you can find out more about how the plan was developed, learn a little more about t...

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

School Transport

Contains information on School transport in adverse weather, Privilege school transport.

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

Business Support

Contains information on Business Continuity Planning, Business Gateway, Support for Aberdeenshire Business Scheme, Community-Led Local Development, Rural Shop Support Scheme, EU Referendum Service, Start-up Loan, First Employee Grant scheme, Social Enterprise Support Fund, Business Loans Scotland, Connection voucher scheme.

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

Leisure, sport and culture

Contains information on Active Schools, Join active membership, Find swimming pools and sport centres, Archaeology, Arts, Family History, Museums, Ranger Service, Sport and fitness, Tourists and Visitors, Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA) 2017, Capacity grants, Holiday programmes.

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

Care at home

We provide a range of Care at Home services for people who need support to live independently at home, including a 24 hour service for unplanned and urgent care: Care at Home services Free personal care Who is entitled to Care at Home services Arrange a Care at Home service Paying for Care at Home services Managing your own budget for Care at Home...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/how-do-i-get-help-at-home/

School Information

Contains information on Boarding schools, Bus Stop Campaign, Catchment areas, Choosing a school, GLOW, School roll forecasts, School excursions, Composite classes.

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

Nurseries, childcare and school places

Contains information on Early learning, nurseries and childcare, Admissions to primary one, Attend an out of zone school, Gaelic in schools, Secondary school places.

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

Private Water Supply Grants

The Private Water Supplies (Grants)(Scotland) Regulations 2006 allow grants to be made to improve private water supplies. The basic grant scheme is non-means tested and provides financial assistance of up to £800. The scheme is available to domestic, commercial and public premises but is not available in the following circumstances: any public bod...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/private-water-supply-grants/

Employment Support Team (EST)

 Who Are We? The Employment Support Team (EST) is Aberdeenshire Council's central point for employment. The team coordinates the Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership, which is geared to help people into work & training. Who Do We Assist? The EST assists anyone living in Aberdeenshire, who is actively seeking employment or loo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/employability-support/employment-support-team/

Support for Aberdeenshire Business Scheme

The Support for Aberdeenshire Business Scheme (SAB) aims to strengthen Aberdeenshire’s economy by encouraging the expansion of local businesses. It mostly helps businesses that sell outwith the area or that attract money into the area. The ultimate goal is to secure and expand the employment base and the economy of our area. Through SAB, we offer a...

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

Homeowners - advice and support

Scheme of assistance We have produced a scheme of assistance for private homeowners and tenants of private sector landlords. Section 72 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 requires all local authorities to produce a scheme of assistance for private homeowners and tenants. It sets out the circumstances in which we will provide information, advice, an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/homeowners-advice-and-support/

Our budget

Contains information on Our financial situation, Forward planning, Financial terms explained, Revenue and Capital Budgets, View budget proposals, Council Tax bills and our budget.

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

Travel Planning

Contains information on Aberdeenshire Travel Plan, School Travel Planning, Travel planning for your business.

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

School Travel Planning

Contains information on School Travel Plans, i-Bike project, Lesson plans, Case studies, Curriculum for Excellence Outcomes and links, Hands Up survey.

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

Self-directed Support

Your life – Your choices elf-directed Support (SDS) is the Scottish Government’s strategy for putting you in control of your own life if you need social care or support to help you live in the community. It's backed by new legislation, Social Care (Self-directed support) (Scotland) Act 2013 and a ten year strategy. Self-directed support has been de...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/

Garioch area funding

View grants and funding available in the Garioch area: Garioch Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Garioch Area Committee funding Funding is available from the Garioch Area Committee. To apply complete the Garioch area application for assistance form (pdf 152KB). Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Aberdeenshire Chariti...

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

Apply for primary one

Children start primary one in August and registrations take place in January each year. The year they start depends on when they turn 5. If your child’s fifth birthday is between 1st March 2018 and 28th February 2019, you can register them in January 2018 to start attending school in August 2018. Children usually attend a school within the school z...

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

Schools and learning

Contains information on View current school closures, Active Schools, Contact a school, School meals, Educational Psychology Service, Community Learning and Development, School admissions and early learning, Outdoor learning, Building improvements, Parents and carers, Aberdeenshire Life Education Centres, Instrumental music lessons, School transport, School inspections, Child protection, Additional support needs, Education consultations, Work placement unit, View school term dates, Contact an area office, Research In Schools, Policy and Guidelines.

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

Grants

The Energy Assistance Package in Scotland If you are in receipt of benefits or are over the age of 60, you could be entitled to financial assistance towards heating your home under the Government’s 'Energy Assistance Package'. Under the scheme, all householders in Scotland can receive free advice on how to make the home more energy efficient, an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/energy-conservation/grants/

The Employment Support Team

The Employment Support Team (EST) operates throughout Aberdeenshire offering one-to-one Key Worker support to citizens. The Employment Support Team assists citizens who are actively seeking employment, who may require training or perhaps need a little help to sustain their employment. Some of our areas of support include flexible childcare arrange...

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

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT)

The North East Scotland Preservation Trust (NESPT) is a building preservation trust (BPT) that undertakes projects within the Aberdeenshire area. The remit of the Trust is to acquire and restore significant historic or architectural properties that are not restorable by normal commercial mechanisms. NESPT was founded in 1985 through an initiative f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/built-heritage/the-north-east-scotland-preservation-trust-nespt/

Roads we maintain

Public roads The Statutory List of Public Roads is a list of all public roads within Aberdeenshire that we maintain. Members of the public can visit their local roads office during normal working hours to view the list and associated plans. If information regarding the status of a road is required in writing (eg for a BT wayleave), then a standard ...

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

Apply for a school outside your catchment

Your child would normally attend a school within the school zone (catchment area) close to where you live. However, you can request that your child attends a school in another zone: How to apply Appeals Contact If you are unsure about which school is in your catchment area you can email education@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for advice. How to apply Befo...

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

Services for people requiring palliative care

What is palliative care? Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life threatening illness - defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is achieved through the prevention and relief of suffering by: early identification assessment treatment of...

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

Building Improvements

Contains information on Ellon Academy Community Campus, Markethill Primary, Turriff, Banchory Sports Village, School building improvement, Drumoak Primary School, Alford Community Campus, Kintore Primary, Inverurie Community Campus, Condition assessment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/

Apply for it

Contains information on Apply for a building warrant, Apply for active schools, Apply for SWIM Aberdeenshire, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary housing payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Join a library, Apply for Blue Badge, Apply for free school meals, Council Tax discount or exemption.

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

Roads and travel

Contains information on Report a road or street light fault, Find out about roadworks, Road safety, Roads, Public transport, Transportation, Harbours, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, School transport, Car parking.

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

Welfare Reform

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

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

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/

Community care

Contains information on Living independently, Protection and support, Caring for others, Financial support, Getting around, Community care policies and strategies.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

We will have the answer to your most popular queries. Otherwise you can contact us on: education@aberdeenshire.gov.uk What do I need to do if I want to educate my child at home? Will Aberdeenshire Education and Children's Services pay for Boarding School? What do I do if I want to make a complaint? What is Disclosure Scotland? Why do I need a Dis...

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

Capacity grants - assist fund

The funding is open to Aberdeenshire organisations, constituted groups, partnerships and charities who are not for profit.   This fund is to support community organisations that deliver on education and children’s services key strategies, as listed in the general conditions, that are seen as having a long term future but are facing short term finan...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/capacity-grants/capacity-grants-assist-fund/

Capacity grants - excel fund

This funding is open to all Aberdeenshire individuals, constituted organisations and groups, partnerships and charities who are not for profit wishing to participate in sporting or cultural events at national or international level. The aims of this fund is to support individuals or groups to develop skills, or to take part at national or internati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/capacity-grants/capacity-grants-excel-fund/

Private Water Supplies

Financial assistance may be available to improve private water supplies The Aberdeenshire Council area has approximately 8000 private water supplies serving both domestic and commercial properties. Safe drinking water is essential to good health. All private water supplies can pose a threat to health unless they are properly protected and treated....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/private-water-supplies/

Aberdeenshire Care and Repair

Aberdeenshire Care and Repair provides a free service offering information, advice and help with repairs, maintenance and adaptations to Aberdeenshire owner occupiers and private landlords’ tenants who are over 60 and/or have a disability. Information, advice and practical help We can help homeowners by providing: advice and information on practic...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/aberdeenshire-care-and-repair/

Discretionary Housing Payments

If you are receiving Housing Benefit but are still having difficulty paying your rent you may be able to claim a Discretionary Housing Payment: Who can apply How we decide who gets a payment Duration of payments How to apply Appeal a decision Contact Payments can also be made towards a rent deposit or removal costs if you are moving home. View th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/council-tax-benefit/discretionary-housing-payments/

School payments

Terms and conditions changesTerms and conditions of using our school payments system are changing to align with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). If you use the system these changes will affect you and you will have to consent to them to continue using the system.Any users who are under 12 years old will no longer be able to hold an accoun...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/online-payments/

Reductions and relief schemes

We offer various business rate reductions and rate reliefs: Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) Empty property relief Charitable relief Discretionary relief Rural relief Disabled relief Renewable energy producers relief Fresh start relief New start relief Transitional Relief Local revaluation relief scheme Day Nursery Relief Small Business Bonus S...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/reductions-and-relief-schemes/

Housing policies and strategies

Housing Private housing Housing for particular needs Housing options Energy efficiency Neighbourhood issues Repairs and maintenance Tenancy agreement Tenant participation Minority Ethnic Communities Homelessness  Housing Local Housing Strategy 2018 to 2023 Councils are legally required to carry out a comprehensive assessment o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/

Ski centres

Contains information on Alford Ski Centre, Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre, Glenshee Ski Centre, Glenshee Centre Snowsport School, Lecht Ski Centre.

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

Instrumental music lessons

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

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

Capacity grants

Our Education and Children’s Services has launched a new grants scheme called the capacity grants, to support sports and cultural projects in Aberdeenshire. A total of £364,000 is available between April 2017 and March 2019, through the new capacity grants scheme, this is available through four different types of fund. £182,000 will be available in...

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

Voters with a Disability

The following assistance is available for people with disabilities: Registering If you need assistance with registering to vote, LARGE PRINT documentation is available on request. You can also adjust the size of the text on these web pages by clicking on the Font button at the top of the page. During the annual canvass there is a freephone and i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/voters-with-a-disability/

Vulnerable tenants and repairs

In circumstances where a tenant is vulnerable , it may be necessary to schedule the repair faster than normal. We can make arrangements for this if the fault has a negative effect on the tenant’s condition. We can also offer extra assistance, for example, with moving bulky items to provide access for repairs.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/repairs-and-maintenance/vulnerable-tenants-and-repairs/

Sustainability Grant for Voluntary Groups

Childminder Start Up Grant Assistance is also available to childminders as outlined in the attached guidance and application form. Application Childminders Start Up (doc 202kb) Sustainability grant guidance 2017 (pdf 403KB) Sustainability grant application form (pdf 323KB)   View more information on the criteria (pdf 156KB) to apply.      

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/additional-support-needs/sustainability-grant-for-voluntary-groups/

Capacity grants - creative economy (place) fund

This funding is open to all Aberdeenshire organisations, constituted groups, partnerships, charities and creatives (including sole traders).  This fund focuses on the delivery of key priorities for our Place Partnership with Creative Scotland linked to the distinct cultural heritage of different localities (traditional music, literature, Doric lang...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/capacity-grants/capacity-grants-creative-economy-fund/

Registrars

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

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

Finance

The Finance Service exists to provide a range of financial services to: the Council its committees and working parties Councillors services taxpayers clients communities Scottish Executive other external bodies The overall aim of the Finance Service is to provide a forward looking and innovative range of quality financial services to clients. Qua...

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

Consumer Credit or Hire

Licensing If you provide consumer credit such as listed below, you are likely to require authorisation by the Financial Conduct Authority.  sell goods or provide service on credit hire or lease out goods for more than three months lend money arrange credit for others offer hire purchase terms collect debts or purchase debts help people with debt p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/business/consumer-credit-or-hire/

Legislation

Officers carry out visits to trade premises such as shops, factories and licensed premises, to ensure they are complying with the criminal law. Initially advice and assistance is offered to businesses to help them comply. However for more serious offences, or where the law is persistently breached, we can report traders to the Procurator Fiscal fo...

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

Capacity grants - connecting communities fund

This funding is open to all Aberdeenshire organisations, constituted groups, partnerships and charities who are not for profit wishing to undertake a community project. The group must work with the community to make a difference in relation to the key priorities:    reducing childhood obesity and inactivity intergenerational work and supporting ou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/capacity-grants/capacity-grants-connecting-communities-fund/

During council home upgrades

To make sure your home improvements go smoothly for everyone:   What you need to do Assistance and support Tenant feedback What you need to do The contractor will tell you when they need to access your home to do the work. Please help us by: keeping any appointment they make with you giving access to them to do the work supervising children and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/during-council-home-upgrades/

Employability

The Employment Support Team (EST) is Aberdeenshire Council's central point for employment. The team coordinates the Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership, which is geared to help people into work & training. The EST assists anyone living in Aberdeenshire, who is seeking employment or looking to enter education or training to gain employment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/employability-support/

Parental Engagement

Working with parents as partners. Information, advice and support for parents to involve and engage with their child’s learning.

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

Active Schools

Contains information on About Active Schools, Active schools in your area, Partnership programmes, Contact Active Schools, Volunteering with Active Schools.

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

Business

Contains information on Available property, Business rates, Health and safety, Procurement, Support and advice, Trading standards, Aberdeen City Region Deal, Apply for a licence or permit, Register food business.

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

Pay it

Pay online for your Council Tax, housing rent, business rates, invoices, car park fine, liquor licence, fishing permit, sport events, digital images, your child's school meals, music tuition or music centre.

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

Equality Impact Assessments

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/eias/

Law Enforcement

  Officers carry out visits to trade premises such as shops, factories and licensed premises, to ensure they are complying with the criminal law. Initially advice and assistance is offered to businesses to help them comply. However for more serious offences, or where the law is persistently breached, we can report traders to the Procurator Fisc...

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

Moving to smaller accommodation

If you are living in council accommodation, and have at least one spare room, we encourage you to move to a smaller property more suited to your needs. You can apply for a transfer, making larger family sized accommodation available to people on our housing waiting list. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for assistance to help yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/moving-house/can-i-move-to-smaller-accommodation/

Rural Shop Support Scheme

The Rural Shop Support Scheme helps with the development and diversification of essential rural retail outlets for small communities. With this scheme, we offer shopkeepers, such as general stores or Post Offices, a comprehensive package of support: Business counselling Specialist consultancy Training advice Grants and loans Who can apply How to a...

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

Former tenant arrears

When you terminate your tenancy, you should make sure that you pay the balance of rent to the termination date to avoid falling into arrears at the end of your tenancy. Housing benefit may only be paid to the date you stop occupying the house, which could be before the end of the termination notice period. If you had a previous tenancy with us an...

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

Car Share Scheme

“You tend to notice you haven’t been to the petrol station for a while.” David Jason As part of Aberdeenshire Council’s commitment to promoting alternatives to single occupancy car use the Council encourages car sharing.  Aberdeenshire Council fund a FREE online service for anyone interested in car sharing in Aberdeenshire.  The scheme is open to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/car-share-scheme/

Develop a Plan for the Future

As you are now aware the completion of the risk assessment is a useful tool to establish the further controls that require to be implemented to ensure safety within the workplace. These controls may involve financial outlays and consequently cannot be implemented immediately. For this reason, it is necessary for you to develop a health and safety p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/making-your-health-and-safety-plan/develop-a-plan-for-the-future/

Self-directed support - Option 2

As part of self-directed support, there are several options for managing your care. Option 2 is one of these options. You choose how the budget is used but the money is managed by someone else. This is known as an Option 2. You can choose to have all or part of your individual budget paid to an Individual Service Fund (ISF) provider. The ISF provid...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/self-directed-support-option-2/

Have your say: budget proposals

As part of our budget planning for 2017/18, a set of infographics was developed and used to seek your views on a range of service themes. Each of them painted a picture of a different part of council budget-setting. For example, there was a section on the pressures that the council faces, one which focused on Council Tax, and one which laid out som...

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

Elections

Contains information on Register to vote, Electoral Participation, Election results, Who Represents Me?, Voting Systems and Types of Elections, How to Vote, Where to Vote, Voters with a Disability, Contact Election Team, Reviews, Schools Election 2016, Local Government Elections 2017, UK General Election 2017, Peterhead Business Improvement District Ballot, Inverurie and District By-Election.

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

Council and democracy

Contains information on Find your Councillor, View committee meetings, About us, Committees and meetings, Councillors, Elections, Equalities, Freedom of Information (FOI), Our budget, Public consultations, Statistics, Information and Records Management, How we make decisions, Community Empowerment, Council plan.

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

Local information

Contains information on Clubs and Societies, Events, Local Holidays, Snow gate webcams, Disability access, Town halls, Interactive Map, Holiday programmes.

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

Haddock Recipe Book

In the Partnership's quest to promote haddock throughout the United Kingdom, we contacted Grampian and celebrity chefs for their assistance. We are delighted to be able to include recipes from Anthony Worrall Thomson, Lady Claire MacDonald, Gary Rhodes, Gordon Ramsay, James Martin, Josceline Dimbleby, Ken Hom, Manju Malhi, Mary Berr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/fishing/haddock-recipe-book/

Exporting and Internationalisation

Aberdeenshire Council recognises the importance of exporting to our companies and in association with Aberdeen City Council it has agreed that we will draw on the resources and expertise of the international staff within Aberdeen City Council. Services on Exporting are very much customer driven through the Export Survey and the 2008 edition of thi...

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

Help with practical difficulties

Attached to the community substance misuse team are support workers who are based across Aberdeenshire. These support workers work with you on tasks agreed in your care plan. These can include: helping you to sort out your finances - such as benefits or arrears confidence building help with household or family routines nutrition ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/services-for-people-with-problems-as-a-result-of-drug-or-alcohol-use/help-with-practical-difficulties/

Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme

We run a Rent Deposit Guarantee Scheme to help individuals, couples or families renting in the private sector. The scheme aims to help people who cannot provide a deposit and where one of the following criteria applies: aged 16 years and over and may be homeless, or at risk of homelessness, and have received homelessness advice or assistance asses...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/rent-deposit-guarantee-scheme/

Business rates bill explained

Besides telling you how much business rates you have to pay, your tax bills contain quite a lot of other information: Your bill explained Who pays the bill Request a revised copy of your bill Your bill explained Your business rates bill will show details such as, your current method of payment, the amount of each instalment and the due date by wh...

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

Delivering Excellence at Aboyne Academy

In 2008, Aberdeenshire Council received the Scottish Government Delivering Excellence Award for the sustainable energy biomass boiler project at Aboyne Academy.  The boiler has been extremely successful since it was commissioned in February 2007. It not only contributes to carbon neutrality; but also has helped to establish a market for low value ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/energy-conservation/delivering-excellence-at-aboyne-academy/

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 / 1...

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

Business Services

The Business Services directorate is responsible for ensuring the good governance of the council. It provides a range of essential services to Aberdeenshire residents and other stakeholders, the Council and its many services. These services cover Legal and Financial advice, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Customer Service, Procurem...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/business-services/

Council plan - foreword

There is already much to celebrate in this unique part of Scotland. It is our responsibility to work towards a shared aspiration for Aberdeenshire as the best area and the best council. I am aware that the shape of local services will change in the next five years. It may be hard to predict how change is going to affect our council or our residents...

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

Living independently

Contains information on Community care services, How to get care services - care assessment, Eligibility for care services, Self-directed support, Help at home, Can't manage at home, Community alarm or telecare, Accommodation, Day care for older people, Day care services for adults with disabilities, Day service base closures, Advocacy services.

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

Consumer Advice

Consumer advice in Aberdeenshire is now provided in partnership with Citizens Advice Consumer Service, an advice only service which is funded by BIS and covers the whole of Scotland. If you are looking for information or general help online, check out the Citizens Advice website or the Which? Website dedicated to consumer rights. Which? have also p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/consumers/consumer-advice/

Residents Permit

Residents Permits are available to those whose main residence is in an approved zone, subject to certain conditions. The permit allows residents living next to or in close proximity to a Council operated car park to park within the specified car park. Holders of a valid resident’s permit do not require to purchase a pay and display ticket when park...

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

European Social Fund (ESF)

European Union funding has been secured by Aberdeenshire Council and the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership for projects which support employability and financial inclusion services throughout Aberdeenshire.  Organisations can bid for support through the Community Planning Partnership’s Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Group, using the a...

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

Difficulty paying business rates

If you are having difficulties paying your business rates, the important thing is to act now. If you can't pay as requested, please contact our business rates team as we might be able to help and offer advice. Final notice If, by 30 September of the current financial year, you have failed to pay as requested on your business rates bill you will no ...

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

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, Job related or second home, Low income households.

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

Business Gateway

Business Gateway is a publicly funded service contributing to the economic wellbeing of Scotland by providing access to free business support services.  In Aberdeenshire the service provides assistance and impartial advice to people starting or growing their business by a combination of: Online support – a comprehensive website with practical info...

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

Community Economic Development

Community Economic Development activities help release the enterprise potential within local communities, working with social enterprises, development trusts and community organisations Where possible, Economic Development provides: real support to developing communities guidance in project development assistance in organisational development Ab...

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

Case studies

This page provides examples of projects that schools in Aberdeenshire have been involved in to promote the aims of their school travel plan. If you would like to organise a project, either similar to one below or an idea of your own, please get in touch with your School Travel Planner for assistance. View example projects: Wow project case study (...

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

Aberdeen City and Shire Film Office

The Film Office provides advice and information on all film related issues in the North East of Scotland. We offer assistance with locations, sourcing crew and equipment and provide business advice for those who look to acquire funding for a particular project. The Film Office is a successful partnership between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeens...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/aberdeen-city-and-shire-film-ofiice/film-office/

Bereavement

We understand that in suffering a bereavement you may be facing decisions you have never had to make before. We understand how important it is to you that the service we provide meets your needs and your need for clear information to help you at this difficult time. Consequently, these pages provide a brief overview of the services we offer, along ...

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

Huntly Library

Brander Library The Square Huntly AB54 8BR Telephone: 01466 405950 Email: huntly.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Huntly bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Tuesday - 10:30am to 2pm Wednesday - 10:30am to 2pm Thursday - 2:30pm to 7:30pm Friday - 10:30am to 2pm Saturday - 10:30am to 2pm Access Ramp acces...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/huntly-library/

Meldrum Library

Colpy Road Oldmeldrum AB51 0NT Telephone: 01651 267391  Email: meldrum.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Getting There Location map Oldmeldrum bus timetables Opening Hours Monday - 9am to 7:30pm Tuesday - 9am to 7:30pm Wednesday - 9am to 5pm Thursday - 9am to 7:30pm Friday - 9am to 5pm Saturday - 10am to 1pm Access The library is on the ground flo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/libraries/locations/local-libraries/meldrum-library/

Dalvenie Gardens respite flat

Dalvenie Gardens is modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Banchory for older people and people with complex care needs. We have leased and furnished a flat at Dalvenie Gardens to provide a short breaks or respite service to enable us to determine the level of need for this type of resource. The flat is self-contained and spa...

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

First Employee Grant scheme

We offer a £1,000 grant as part of our First Employee Grant (FEG) scheme to assist you with taking on a first employee in your business:    Who can apply How to apply Application process Contact Who can apply We are not able to award the grant if your employee is already working for you when you apply. The grant is for the first employee of your ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/first-employee-grant-scheme/

Burial Grounds

There are in excess of 200 burial grounds in Aberdeenshire managed and maintained by Landscape Services and a further 13 private burial grounds where interments can be arranged. Lairs can also be purchased (in burial grounds where capacity allows) by telephone or in person by appointment. Abbreviated burial ground rules and regulations (pdf 27.3KB...

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

Sub-letting your property

You can take someone in to live with you and charge them rent if your home is large enough; and you charge a reasonable rent. Before you take in a lodger or sub-let all or part of your home you need to obtain our written permission. You need to let us know who you intend to have as a lodger or sub-let to and the financial arrangements you have ma...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenancy-agreement/sub-letting-your-property/

Self-directed support - Option 1

As part of self-directed support, there are several options for managing your care. Option 1, Direct Payment is one of these options. You can choose to have your individual budget paid direct to yourself, or a nominated person. You would use this money for your care needs. You choose and direct how the budget is used, and manage your own budget. Th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/self-directed-support-option-1/

Gordon Leisure Projects Trust

The Gordon Leisure Projects Trust grant is for leisure activities and is available to groups operating in the old Gordon District Area: Alford Blackburn Corgarff Ellon Huntly Insch Inverurie Kemnay Kintore Lumsden Newmachar Oldmeldrum Rhynie Strathdon Tarves Westhill The purpose of a grant must be for the provision of playing fields, pavilions or...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/gordon-leisure-projects-trust/

Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding process

When your Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding application is received it will be acknowledged in writing. We will check the information is accurate and make sure the reason for funding meets one of the purposes set out in trust. Valid applications will be presented to the trustees at the next meeting of the trust. We aim to validate applications ...

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

War-wounded support funding

ACT2 (Aberdeenshire Charities Trust) administers charitable funds in Aberdeenshire and is a registered charity (SC045539).   The trust has designated funds available to for whole of Aberdeenshire that can be used specifically for war-wounded personnel. View information about charitable trust funds for war-wounded personnel: Eligibility Available f...

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

Getting help to buy your home

There are a number of schemes set up to help you buy a new home if you can't afford one: Low cost initiative for first time buyers (LIFT) Shared ownership Low cost shared equity Low cost initiative for first time buyers (LIFT) If you would like to buy your own home but can't afford to pay the full market price for a property, the low cost initiat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/help-to-buy-home/

Scheme of Governance - How the council makes decisions

The council follow clear procedures to ensure that all decisions are lawful, accessible and transparent. Decisions made by Members Members are responsible for making strategic decisions both in Full Council and Committee meetings.  Members also monitor and scrutinise delivery of council services carried out by officers. View committees system for f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/scheme-of-governance/

Latest News

Follow us on Twitter @AberdeenshireTS for all the latest scam alerts and news daily.  You can also visit www.businesscompanion.info for some detailed guidance on the legislation which has been prepared by The Chartered Trading Standards Institute. Undertakings In April 2016 the proprietor of a local landscape gardening business gave assurances to A...

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

Winter Maintenance

Aberdeenshire Council Winter Maintenance Operational Plan Forecasting and Monitoring Gritting and Snow Clearing Precautionary Treatments Post Event Treatments Priority Routes Gritting Secondary Treatments Footways Snow Clearing Snow Clearing at Lecht and Glenshee Resources Limitations Resilience Network Self Help Advice for Motorists School Transp...

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

About Trading Standards for Business

Our aim is to offer advice and assistance to businesses within the Aberdeenshire area to help them comply with the law. You can now also  follow us on Twitter for the latest information and alerts. We have a duty to ensure the law is enforced but we will act fairly and proportionately in accordance with our Enforcement policy. Law Enforcement Offic...

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

Council Tax bill explained

We send your Council Tax bill in February or March each year. Besides telling you how much Council Tax you have to pay, your tax bills contain quite a lot of other information: Your bill explained Who pays the bill Request a revised copy of your bill Your bill explained Your Council Tax bill will show details such as your current method of paymen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/your-bill-explained/

Banff and Buchan area funding

View grants and funding available in the Banff and Buchan area: Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund Communities across Banff and Buchan can apply for the Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund. This will provide funding of up to £10,000 f...

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

Kincardine and Mearns area funding

View grants and funding available in the Kincardine and Mearns area: Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee funding The area committee has a small budget which can be used to 'top up' other funding sources in cases where otherwise there ...

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

Adults with incapacity

  Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act Some adults (aged 16 or over) may not have the capacity to make important decisions about their finances or welfare. This may be because of a mental health problem, learning disability, or dementia. The Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act provides ways to help protect those who are, or may become, incapa...

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

Registration of tenant organisations

  Non-registered tenant organisations Criteria for registration of tenant organisations Applying for registered tenant organisation status Other aspects of the registration of tenant organisations More information   Non-registered tenant organisations We support the delivery of tenant participation in Aberdeenshire by registered tenant organisat...

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

Power Boating (Rescue Craft for Dinghy Sailing and Windsurfing Only)

Qualifying Awards Royal Yachting Association Coaching Scheme RYA Powerboat Level 2 The minimum requirement for using power boats as rescue craft. This is often regarded the “driving licence” for powerboats. RYA Intermediate Instructor This award enables the holder to teach powerboat skills up to and including RYA Level 2. RYA Advanced Instructo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/power-boating-rescue-craft-for-dinghy-sailing-and-windsurfing-only/

ARC Recording Studio

Situated in the peaceful woodlands of Aden Country Park in north Aberdeenshire (Mintlaw), ARC Recording Studio offers a broad range of services including multi-track digital recording, 5.1 Surround recording and playback, and CD, DVD, mp3 and Real Audio mastering. A combination of the analogue EQ warmth of Soundcraft hardware, the editing and mast...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/arts/arc-recording-studio/

Banff THI - Gordon's Granaries, High Shore

Conversion of disused granary into a flatted courtyard development containing 9 one, two and three bedroom flats The former granary buildings date to the Late 17th Century/ Early 18th Century (category B Listed), and were originally U-shaped in plan with the courtyard having been infilled later. The block is three-storeyed, rendered, and at its Ea...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/built-heritage/banff-thi-gordon-s-granaries-high-shore/

Ythan Project

The Ythan Project was a partnership project which aimed to protect, restore and enhance the river Ythan in Aberdeenshire. The project had three main aims: to include local people in the work being undertaken and the decisions being made to undertake restoration work to improve the river environment at key locations to work with farmers on river-re...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/ythan-project/

Aberdeenshire Historic Kirkyards Conservation and Repair

With over 150 historic kirkyards widely dispersed throughout the North-East, Aberdeenshire is home to a fascinating collection of memorials and tombstones. Dating from the 13th to the 17th century, the kirkyards have important architectural and historic significance which assists us to understand our local and nation's history. To prevent further d...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/aberdeenshire-historic-kirkyards-conservation-and-repair/

Before council home upgrades

We will write to you at least 4 months before the start of the year in which your home is due to for an upgrade. We will also send you further information including our guides to upgrade covering what’s involved and what you need to do. If, when you get our letter, you are worried about coping with the level of disturbance, please contact us immedi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/before-council-home-upgrades/

Animal Health and Welfare

Aberdeenshire Council Environmental Health Service is responsible for enforcement of animal health & welfare legislation. This protects the welfare of livestock on farms, at markets and during transportation. Report dead or missing animal To report a dead or missing animal contact our Waste team.  Please let them know:  what animal it is what ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/animal-health-and-welfare/

Welcome

Introduction The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 requires that 'local access forums' be set up across Scotland to advise local authorities on putting the new legislation into effect. The Aberdeenshire Local Outdoor Access Forum (ALOAF) covers the area of Aberdeenshire apart from the Cairngorm's National Park and Aberdeen city. ALOAF members are ind...

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

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/

Aberdeenshire Asset Fund for Communities

Aberdeenshire Council The Aberdeenshire Asset Fund for Communities has been drawn up to enable community organisations, large and small, to look at developing an asset or service that will give the organisation an ongoing income. The Fund is financed by Aberdeenshire Council. Details of the fund are as follows: The fund can be used for; feasibilit...

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

Delivering development - action programme

As a requirement of the development planning process, we have prepared an action programme to accompany the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2017 which was adopted on 17 April 2017.  The action programme supports delivery of the Local Development Plan and serves as a project management tool to implement the strategy of the plan. The action prog...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/delivering-development/

Duathlon Series

Every year, we organise a number of Duathlon events during the winter:   Race locations and fees Categories Detailed rules Results and prizes Race cancellations Support Contact Race locations and fees View our races and select a race to get more detailed information and register. Dates Events 28th January 2018 Westhill 18th February 2018 I...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sport-and-fitness/sports-events/duathlon-series/

Triathlon Series

Every year, we organise a number of short, sprint and standard Triathlon events:  Race locations and fees Categories Detailed rules Results and prizes Race cancellations Support Contact Race locations and fees View details of specific races. Some of them offer Aquabike, where you only take part in the swim and cycle sections.  Dates Events 1...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sport-and-fitness/sports-events/triathlon-series/

Establishment Scheme community councils

Community councils have a key role to play and the scheme provides a framework within which they and the council can co-operate and work together. The council is committed to ensuring successful consultation and working together with community councils in all areas of the council's responsibilities. Following consultation with the public, we finali...

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

Wind Energy Developments

You can also view the Development Briefs Wind Energy Developments On 25th August 2005 the Infrastructure Services Committee approved the use of supplementary planning guidance on Policy Inf\7: Renewable Energy Facilities - wind energy The guidelines are split into two separate documents. Both sets of guidelines have been developed as part of Aberde...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/wind-energy-developments/

Public access - planning and building register

You can view planning and building applications register (public access) to find applications in your area, view documents and drawings relating to them:  Planning applications Planning enforcement notices Building warrant applications  For assistance in using the public access system, you may refer to these frequently asked question (pdf 100KB)....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/public-access/

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Once you have decided on a date and venue for your Civil Partnership ceremony, you should contact the appropriate Registration Office as soon as possible to book the services of a registrar. We will be delighted to offer you advice and assistance with any aspect of your Civil Partnership ceremony. Aberdeenshire Council can offer ceremonies in one...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/civil-partnerships/civil-partnership-ceremony/

About us

Our Kinship Care service assesses and supports the carer and child as a family, known as the kinship family. As well as promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. We have a duty to assess and support kinship carers who care for children who are looked after and housed through an arrangement by Aberdeenshire Council, known as Lo...

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

Community substance misuse service care manager

Care managers from the substance misuse team are spread across a number of locations in Aberdeenshire. The care managers work with you to assess your needs and purchase services to meet those needs. They will also directly provide a particular service such as working with you to change your pattern of behaviour. Care managers also: work with p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/services-for-people-with-problems-as-a-result-of-drug-or-alcohol-use/community-substance-misuse-service-care-manager/

Register of Members' Interests

Regulations made under the 2000 Act - Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Regulations 2003 - provide for Councillors to give Notice of "Registrable Interests" as follows (references relate to paragraphs of the Councillors' Code of Conduct): Gifts and hospitality (3.13) Remuneration (4.3 to 4.11) Relate...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors/register-of-members-interests-amended-270715register-of-interests/

Post adoption support

We offer a range of post adoption support services as we appreciate the challenges adoption brings. We've monthly Adoption Network groups for adoptive parents across Aberdeenshire. These groups give adoptive parents the opportunity to meet, have a coffee and chat, and develop a support network. Speakers are invited to share information and experien...

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

Garioch Family Support group

The Garioch Family Support group provides confidential support for parents or family members concerned about a relative’s drug dependence. It aims to: help relatives develop appropriate coping skills provide relevant information and advice Let parents or family members identify their own needs and how these can be met Our substance misuse service...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/services-for-people-with-problems-as-a-result-of-drug-or-alcohol-use/garioch-family-support-group/

Services for people with dementia

What is dementia? Dementia is the progressive loss of the powers of the brain. As a person's memory and mental functions decline, they may lose the ability to perform quite simple, every day tasks. They may not recognise where they are, what day of the week it is, or who people are. They may be more aware of the past than the present. Personality c...

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

Social care services for older people

We provide a range of care services for older people in the community. We work in partnership with the health service and other agencies to provide these services. Find out how to get help and funding for older people care support: Check if you qualify for support Care services How you pay for your care Check if you qualify for support Most older...

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

Council priorities

As a result of our evidence based approach, supported by the extensive community engagement, we believe that the priorities set out here provide Aberdeenshire Council with the best chance of meeting our ambitions over the next five years. Through the delivery of our priorities and resulting Service Plans, we will ensure that Aberdeenshire continues...

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

Strategic focus

Aberdeenshire Council will focus on those priorities which, over the long term are important to Aberdeenshire and will improve outcomes for our communities. Following the formation of the new council in May 2017, the strategic priorities were identified through political direction and an evidence based approach - articulated in the strategic assess...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/strategic-focus/

Local tenant groups and what they do

Local tenant groups provide help and advice to tenants on housing and community matters. They work together to safeguard and promote the interests of residents in their area on matters concerning housing, the environment and community life. The simplest way of getting involved would be to go along to one of your local group meetings. Local groups w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/local-tenant-groups-and-what-they/

If you are an Archaeological Consultant

You will be contacting us for a variety of reasons, from collecting baseline data for Environmental Impact Assessments and Desk-Based Assessments to seeking comments on areas a client is interested in. The type of record that we hold is an HER rather than just an SMR. In addition to the SQL based databases we maintain, we can import and export most...

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

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 Asses...

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

St Mary's Kirkyard Banff

In the heart of Banff, one of the most important sea-ports in medieval Scotland, are the remains of the parish church of St Mary’s. The story that it, and the burials around it, can tell is intimately bound up with the changing fortunes of the burgh of Banff itself and the surrounding countryside. The parish kirk of St Mary’s tha...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/st-mary-s-kirkyard-banff/

Registration Offices

  Our registration offices provide comprehensive services relating to family history, ceremonial services, and the registration of births, marriages and deaths. Your home address does not restrict your choice of office. Please contact the office that is most convenient to you.  Notice of intent to marry (marriage schedules) may be submitted to any ...

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

Marriage ceremonies

There are few moments in a lifetime as unique or memorable as your marriage ceremony. We know that every single ceremony is special, and our experienced registrars enjoy working with couples to ensure that on the big day, their marriage ceremony is just perfect. Choosing your venue and type of ceremony Our registrars can conduct a civil marriage ce...

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

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 availab...

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

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Adult health and social care services in Aberdeenshire are now delivered by a partnership of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. In 2011 the Scottish Government announced its intention to integrate health and social care for adults. This was followed with the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act in 2014. As a result the Aberdeenshire He...

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

Buchan area funding

View grants and funding available in the Buchan area: Buchan Area Initiatives Fund Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Buchan Area Initiatives Fund Communities across Buchan can apply for the Buchan Area Initiatives Fund. This will provide funding of up to £5,000 for projects such as improvements to towns or volunt...

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

Marr area funding

View grants and funding available for the Marr area: Marr Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Marr Area Committee funding Grants of up to £2,000 are available from the Small Grants Scheme. Applications to this scheme are considered throughout the year. To apply complete the Marr small grant a...

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

Grants

Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) CARES stands for Community and Renewable Energy Scheme and is the Scottish Government's rebranding of the previous ScottishCommunity and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI) programme. Community Energy Scotland were awarded the contract to deliver CARES across the whole of Scotland on behalf of ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/energy-conservation/cares-grants/

The Media Unit

Originally established as an educational video production facility, the Media Unit has been in existence since 1986. It has developed during this period to a well regarded team which has extensive expertise in all aspects of educational and corporate media production and training. Now part of the Arts Team, the Unit produces video resources for...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/arts/the-media-unit/

Children's Services

Service Overview All Children's Services indicators fall under the remit of Education & Children's Services. An integrated service, it provides a wide range of services including schools, nurseries, early intervention and targeted support for children and families, child protection, cultural services, sport and leisure and community learning a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/children-s-services/

Very Sheltered Housing

Very Sheltered Housing allows older people or people with disabilities to keep their independence and privacy while making sure care and support is provided. Tenants have their own flat in a secure complex with use of communal facilities. Meals are provided – lunch and tea – these are freshly prepared on site. Regular social activities are organise...

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

Re-use of public sector information

The Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations are intended to encourage and make it easier to re-use information produced by public organisations.  Re-use means the use of information for any purpose other than that for which it was originally produced. For example, this would mean an individual, company or other organisation taking informati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/re-use-information/

Difficulty paying Council Tax

Find out what happens if you don't pay your Council Tax: Stage 1 - overdue account notice Stage 2 - second overdue account notice Stage 3 - final notice Stage 4 - summary warrant Should you wish to make a payment arrangement to pay the outstanding balance, contact our Council Tax team. Stage 1 - overdue account notice If you have not paid your Co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/difficulty-paying/

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership Grant Fund

The Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) Grant Fund (formerly Third Sector Grants) is available to organisations and community groups who help the partnership to meet its aims, objectives and purposes about health and social care. This fund is used to support groups that are providing services that contribute to the priorities o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/health-and-social-care-partnership-grant-fund/

If you are an SRDP applicant or Forestry Manager

There may be archaeological sites within your SRDP or forestry scheme area which will need to be protected and managed. The Archaeology Service is able to provide information and advice on the historic environment to help in preparing applications for schemes within Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Aberdeen City Council areas. Information and advice...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/if-you-are-an-srdp-applicant-or-forestry-manager/

Common kinship care questions

Here are the most common questions asked about kinship care. Contact us if you have any other questions or enquiries.   Q - Who are kinship carers? A - Kinship carers are either relatives or friends who have a significant relationship with a child, and have agreed to care for the child on a full time basis.   Q - Why are some ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/kinship-care/frequently-asked-questions/

Licensing policy statements

The current statements of licensing policy for the North, Central and South Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards in terms of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 are listed below. These policies were due to be reviewed in 2016 but, due to provisions being enacted under the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, the Scottish Government has postponed ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/policies/policy-statements/

Bus Stop! campaign launched

25th February 2009  A new DVD and education pack designed to help save young lives on the roads of North East Scotland is being launched by leading North Sea oil and gas operator Talisman Energy (UK) Limited in partnership with Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils.  The company has funded the research, design and production of the Bus Stop! p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/school-info/bus-stop-campaign-launched/

Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Abuse of alcohol or substances can effect work performance and jeopardise safety. People under the influence of alcohol or substances at work are a hazard to themselves and the people they work with. Among substances that are deliberately misused are: solvents illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine prescribed drugs su...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/alcohol-and-substance-misuse/

Europe and Business

European Opportunities for Aberdeenshire Businesses Membership of the EU offers a wealth of opportunities for businesses in Aberdeenshire. Firstly, the creation of a Single European Market helps to give businesses a level playing field across Europe where goods and services can be freely traded. In practice, this means that EU Member States cannot...

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

Dawson Court respite flat

Dawson Court is modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Turriff for older people and people with complex care needs. A flat at Dawson Court has been furnished to provide a short breaks or respite service, allowing us to work out if there is a need for this facility. Short breaks or respite accommodation gives you the opportunity f...

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

Jarvis Court respite flat

Jarvis Court is a modern purpose built development of very sheltered housing complex for older people and people with complex care needs. We have leased and furnished a flat at Jarvis Court to provide a short breaks or respite service, allowing us to work out if there is a need for this type of facility. Short breaks or respite accommodation is p...

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

Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service War Memorials Recording Project

Since 2001, the Archaeology Service has been systematically recording all of the war memorials in Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus, and using the information to update the Sites & Monuments Records for the three Local Authority areas. Much of this work was carried out initially by local volunteers, whose assistance with the project has been great...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/aberdeenshire-council-archaeology-service-war-memorials-recording-project/

Community Learning and Development

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) Service works to improve the communities and personal lives of people in the area: CLD Service Our work with young people Our work with adults Our work with communities Contact CLD Service The CLD Service sits within the wider Education and Children’s Service and aims to meet the expectations set by th...

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

Aquathon Series

The Aquathon Series is a swim followed by a run event aimed at 8 year olds to adults of all abilities. This is a family friendly event set within local swimming pools or a purpose built swim friendly, safe loch. You start in the pool or loch within your ages category or swimming abilities, where you go off in heats. You exit the water and enter a t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sport-and-fitness/sports-events/aquathon-series/

Low Cost Shared Equity - how it works

The Low Cost Shared Equity scheme is a scheme where the nominated purchaser buys the majority equity share in a property. It is administered by Aberdeenshire Council. Planning agreements between the council and developers enable properties to be offered for sale on an equity share basis. You will have full title for the property and will not have t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/affordable-housing-for-sale/about-affordable-homes/

Supported Lodgings Scheme - information for hosts

What is supported lodgings? Who can apply? What accommodation is required? How long will a placement last? What kind of support do young people need? What can supported lodgings hosts expect from the tenant? How do I become a supported lodging host? How are placements arranged? What about finances? Further information  What is supported lodging...

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

Licensing

Listed Alphabetically: Animal Feed Business Consumer Credit or Hire Explosives Petroleum Poisons Animal Feed Business If you make, use or market animal feeding-stuffs you will require to be registered with us.This includes most livestock farms and arable farms that grow, use or sell crops for feed as well as producers, hauliers and stores of feed...

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

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund is administered by councils in Scotland to provide financial support to people who are facing a crisis or need help to live in the community. It is normally a one-off grant for living expenses or household goods: Crisis Grants Community Care Grants Who can apply How to apply Appeal a decision View The Scottish Welfare Fu...

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

Developer Obligations

Developer Obligations cover both developer contributions and affordable housing. When a development takes place there is a need for infrastructure and services to accompany it. This can include roads, schools or a wide range of facilities depending on the scale and location of development. Developer contributions are intended to ensure that develop...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/developer-obligations/

Circuses and Funfairs

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 certifica...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/parks-and-open-spaces/circuses-and-funfairs/

Formartine area funding

View grants and funding available in the Formartine area: Formartine Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Formartine Area Committee funding Funding is available from the Formartine Area Committee. To apply complete the Formartine grant application form (pdf 117KB). Aberdeenshire Charities Trus...

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

Regeneration in Aberdeenshire

In Scotland, local authorities like Aberdeenshire Council have responsibility for Local Regeneration. The Scottish Government defines regeneration as “the holistic process of reversing the economic, physical and social decline of places where market forces alone won’t suffice.”  In March 2016, Aberdeenshire Council approved a new regeneration strat...

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

Purchasing Services

Conditions of Contracting with the Council The Council have terms and conditions that suppliers are required to adhere to when they deal with the Council. Where there are larger value contracts that deal with particular goods, works or services specific bespoke terms and conditions may be issued with tender documents for these. However, attached...

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

Use of Ultraviolet Equipment

What is UV? The sun gives out a range of different forms of energy. This range is termed the electromagnetic spectrum and includes ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Scientists have classed UV into three bands: UVC UVB UVA UVC is absorbed by the ozone layer and does not reach the earth's surface. UVB is partially absorbed by the ozone layer and the atmo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/use-of-ultraviolet-equipment/

Free School Meals

What are Free School Meals? A Free School Meal is a school lunch provided free of charge by Aberdeenshire Council to children from families on a low income. If your child attends primary school and qualifies for this entitlement he/she will be provided with a free school meal. An online payment system is in operation which will recognise when a chi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/assistance/free-school-meals/

Free school meals

A free school meal is a school lunch we provide free of charge to children from families on a low income: Who can get free school meal How to apply Supporting documentation Change in circumstances Contact Who can get free school meal If your child attends primary school and qualifies for this entitlement, we will provide them with a free school m...

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

Housing Support

What is Housing Support? Who can receive support? What can the Housing Support service help you with? What the Housing Support service cannot help you with The role of your Housing Officer (Support) How to contact us   What is Housing Support? Our Housing Support Outreach Service is a free, short term service. We can...

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

Tenant participation policy

We seek to involve our tenants in the monitoring and development of our housing services. We recognise in our tenant participation policy the value of working together with our tenants towards a common goal of better housing services and conditions in Aberdeenshire.   Policy for tenant participation Key principles for good tenant particip...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/tenant-participation-policy/

Achievements and Projects

The Energy Management Team are involved in a number of projects to help make Aberdeenshire more energy efficient. Delivering Excellence at Aboyne Academy In 2008, Aberdeenshire Council received the Scottish Government Delivering Excellence Award for the sustainable energy biomass boiler project at Aboyne Academy.   The boiler has been extreme...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/energy-conservation/achievements-and-projects/

Corporate Services

Service Overview   The majority of the Corporate indicators fall under the remit of Business Services. The directorate is ultimately responsible for ensuring the good governance of the council. Business Services deliver a range of essential services to residents and staff including legal and financial services, ICT provision, committee services, ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/corporate-services/

Odours

An odour can be defined as a smell that is detectable. People have different abilities and tolerances of odours, and as such, we are faced with an often difficult task of establishing whether the odour is bad enough to cause a 'nuisance' or simply causes annoyance. There are no laws that relate specifically to odour, nor is there a fixed level whic...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/odours/

Aberdeenshire Travel Plan

In 2005 Aberdeenshire council published a council wide travel plan. Currently we are reviewing our main sites and seeking to implement site specific travel plans. Various initiatives have been delivered to support the aims of travel planning.  Travel plan initiatives Maintaining a high profile through interesting initiatives is important for any tr...

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

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/

Charitable collection licence

Anyone who organises a collection of money for charity, either in a public place or house to house, needs permission from the council by applying for a public charitable collection licence. A public charitable collection is defined as a collection from the public of money (whether given by them for consideration or not) for charitable purposes take...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/public-charitable-collection/

Minibus Policy, Practice and Procedures

Do you drive, or want to drive a Council minibus? Please read the information below about the recent changes to Council policy affecting minibus hire. Grampian Regional Council Minibus Driver Permits ceased to be valid on 1st October 2009. Please see the information below on how to apply for a new permit. Aberdeenshire Council Minibus Driver Permit...

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

Who's Who

The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017 provides the perfect opportunity to discover the heritage resources that Aberdeenshire Council and its partners have to offer. Find out more about who we are, what we do and our 2017 activities.  Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives Aberdeenshire Council shares its Archive Service with Aberd...

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

Procurement

View procurement information on: Contracts register Conditions of contracting with the council Tender opportunities Other publications Larger contracts Community Care and Support Services Schools Tender documents Tender return and evaluation Contract award Seeking feedback Payment Contact Find out more about Positive Procurement Programme (PPP). ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/

Renting from a registered social landlord

Housing associations are ‘not-for-profit’ organisations who offer affordable accommodation. Some specialise in accommodation for particular groups of people such as older people or disabled people. Many are registered social landlords which means they are required to register with the Government. Housing association rents are generally cheaper than...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-from-a-registered-social-landlord/

Business Continuity Planning

What is Business Continuity Planning? Business Continuity Planning is a management process that provides a framework for building resilience of an organisation with respect to any eventuality. It provides a basis for planning to ensure continuity of key services, in the event of a disruption. A business continuity plan involves thinking ahead and...

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

SAC Report No. 9

Governance and Accountability in Partnership and Joint Working Summary This report sets out the process, conclusions and recommendations of the ninth investigation undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council’s Scrutiny and Audit Committee. The investigation was into Governance and Accountability in Partnership and Joint Working. The investigati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/sac-report-no-9/

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 do...

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

How to apply

Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council Searching for a job Completing the application form Shortlisting of applications Invite to Interview Interview Assessment Centre Job offer pending checks Other information GJIS Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeenshire Council is one of the largest employers in the Nort...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/how-to-apply/

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

Welcome to the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) page. EMA applications are now closed. An EMA is an allowance of £30 per week (not paid during school holidays), which can be paid to eligible students who stay on in education after the age of 16 years. Pupils who previously received an EMA award are required to re-apply and complete a fresh app...

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

Housing Benefit Frequently Asked Questions

Who can claim housing benefit? You can claim housing benefit if you are paying rent on the property you live in. This applies if you are: a council tenant a private tenant a housing association tenant a lodger or boarder living in a hostel, hotel or bed and breakfast living in a mobile home renting under a shared ownership scheme. Please note: yo...

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

OGTC GBER Scheme

Oil and Gas Technology Centre Support for Research and Innovation – State Aid The objective of the scheme is, in terms of Articles 22 and 25-29 of the European Union’s General Block Exemption Regulation, to provide: Aid for start-ups Support for research and development projects Aid for the construction or upgrade of research infrastructures that ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/european-matters/europe-and-aberdeenshire-council/ogtc-gber-scheme/

About Performance

Welcome Performance at a glance How we perform Self assessment and evaluation What others say about us Welcome Welcome to the public performance pages for Aberdeenshire Council. Aberdeenshire Performs is the council's performance improvement framework and encompasses all of our key strategies and plans. The Council Plan and strategic priorities...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/about-performance/

Gardenstown landslip - media statements

View Gardenstown landslip media statements in reverse time order. You can also read the latest media releases. 25th May 2018 - overall number of soil nails required now installed Work to deal with the landslip affecting Gardenstown's Harbour Road is progressing well, with a quarter of the overall number of soil nails required now installed. Thirty ...

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

Car parks in Aberdeenshire

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 view car park locations on a map. Aberchirder,  Aboyne,  Alford,   Ballater,  Banchory,  Banff,  Braemar,  Cairn O ...

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

Terms and Conditions of Hire for Leisurelend and Event Attractions

Please read these carefully as you will be asked to sign to say you have done so before the booking commences.  1.             Interpretation 1.1          The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement. Application to Book the application form completed and submitted to the Council for the hire of Equipment. Booking C...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sport-and-fitness/book-sport-activities-and-equipment/leisurelend/terms-and-conditions-of-hire/