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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 us, 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/

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/

School Information

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

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

Trading Standards Business Assistance

Contains information on Business, Advice Leaflets, 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/

School Transport

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

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

Notes for Parents

'Notes for Parents' is produced each year and contains information about all Aberdeenshire Council schools, nurseries,community centres and libraries. 'Notes for Parents' also outlines the Council's guidelines on a number of issue from applying for a school place to gaining financial assistance and much more. This document has been removed for upd...

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

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/

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 Loan Scotland.

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

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/

Self-directed support

Your life – Your choices Self-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 d...

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

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/

Support for Aberdeenshire Business

Introduction Criteria Applying for SAB Assistance Guide to SAB Grants Guide to SAB Loans ContactsCase Study   Introduction In an effort to expand the local economy Aberdeenshire Council has produced an Economic Development Strategy where the Council outlines how it will support industry in Aberdeenshire. To achieve this the Council offers assistanc...

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

School admissions

Contains information on Admission to pre-school education, Admission to primary one, Attend an out of zone school, Gaelic in schools.

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

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/

Attend an out of zone school

Your child would normally attend a school in the area you live in. We refer to this as the school catchment area or zone. However, you can request that your child attends a school in another zone: How to apply Application process Appealing a decision Contact Learning Estates team How to apply To request that your child attends a school outside yo...

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

Common questions

Here are the most common questions we are asked. Contact us if you have any other enquiries.  Q - How can I get a list of childminders in my area? A - Search the online childcare database. Or you can give us a call on 0800 298 3330 or email afis@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.  Q - I am struggling with my child and want someone to talk to, where can ...

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

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/

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/

Our budget

Contains information on Our financial situation, How our budget is spent, Forward planning, Financial terms explained, How our budget is funded, Revenue and Capital Budgets, Budget updates, View budget proposals.

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

Schools and learning

Contains information on Active Schools, Contact a school, School meals, Educational Psychology Service, Community Learning and Development, School admissions, 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/

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/

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/

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/

Roads and travel

Contains information on Roads, Public transport, Transportation, Harbours, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, School transport, Car parking.

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

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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 2012 to 2017 Councils are legally required to carry out a comprehensive assessment o...

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

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  Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) The s...

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

Registrars

Contains information on Births, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Family History, Registrar offices.

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

Instrumental music lessons

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

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

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/

Family Information service

Contains information on About us, Childcare, Paying for childcare, Becoming a childminder, Pre-school information, Family support services, Play and recreational activities, Common questions, Contact us.

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

School payments

Our schools run a cashless payment system for school meals and some activities offered in practical classes at secondary, such as home economics or technical subjects. More payment options will be available in the future. You can manage and top up your child's account online: How to register Link your child to your account How to make school payme...

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

Welfare Reform

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

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

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/

Rural Shop Support Scheme

The Scheme Eligibility Assistance Notes Download Leaflet Contact The Scheme Grant assistance of up to £7,500 or 50% of costs, may be available to help the development and diversification of rural retail outlets, which provide small communities with general stores and / or Post Office facilities. The scheme which is operated by Aberdeen...

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

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/

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/

Capacity grants - creative economy fund

This funding is open to all Aberdeenshire organisations, constituted groups, partnerships, charities and creative businesses wishing to undertake a practical creative project which will benefit their community.  These funds are to provide support to practical projects in the craft and creative industry across Aberdeenshire. This incorporates the fo...

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

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/

Childcare Strategy

Contains information on Guide to working in childcare, Training, Funding for childminders, About the Childcare Strategy.

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

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/

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/

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/

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.

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

Buying an existing property

Scotland has its own legal system and the law governing the ownership of land and property is different from the law that applies to the rest of the United Kingdom. The concepts of leasehold and freehold do not generally apply in Scotland. Buying an existing property Repairs and maintenance Scheme of assistance Home buyers report   Buying...

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

Planning Applications

Contains information on View Planning Application Register, Application Forms, Fees Payable, Major Applications, Advice and Guidance, Contact Us, Planning Performance Framework, Weekly Lists, High Hedges, Wind Turbine Applications.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/

Leisure, sport and culture

Contains information on Archaeology, Arts, Family History, Museums, Ranger Service, Sport and fitness, Tourists and Visitors, Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology (HHA) 2017, Capacity grants, Future delivery of Culture and Sport.

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

Council and democracy

Contains information on About us, Committees and meetings, Councillors, Elections, Equalities, Freedom of Information, Our budget, Public consultations, Statistics, Information and Records Management, How we make decisions, Community Empowerment.

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

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/

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/

Empty and Unfurnished Property

Where a property is both unoccupied and completely unfurnished an exemption may be awarded for a period of up to 6 months from the date the property was last occupied, provided that the last period of occupation lasted for at least 3 months. To be considered unfurnished, a property must be devoid of all moveable items. Although white goods (built-i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/empty-and-unfurnished-property/

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/

Difficulty Paying

Do not delay - Act now. If you are having problems paying, please contact your Business Rates Team. 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 longer have the right to pay by instalments. You will then receive a Final Notice, stating you have 14 days t...

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

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 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/

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/

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/

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/

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...

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/

Your Bill

Confused by your Business Rates Bill? Your Business Rates Bill will show details such as, your current method of payment, the amount of each instalment and the due date by which it must reach us. Our full explanation of your Business Rates Bill below will help you to understand it better. Select or click on the various parts of the form to find ...

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

Council Tax bill explained

Your Council Tax bill will show details such as, your current method of payment, the amount of each instalment and the due date by which it must reach us. Our full explanation of your Council Tax Bill below will help you to understand it better. Select or click on the various parts of the form to find out more information about your Council Tax bil...

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

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/

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 Banff and Buchan Area Initiatives Fund The Banff and Buchan Area Committee have agreed to allocate £104,500 to promote the development of community based initiatives supporting the delivery of the following ...

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 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 would be inadequate funding to...

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

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/

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 Aberdee...

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

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/

Medically Prescribed and Special Diets

Children who require Medically Prescribed or Modified Diets, with parental/guardian assistance, should be identified during the admission process. Procedures are set in motion to accommodate these diets by parent/guardian completing Admission Form D available from the school administration office or by downloading the Special Dietary Requirements -...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/meals/medically-prescribed-and-special-diets/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

War-wounded support funding

ACT2 (Aberdeenshire Charities Trust) administers charitable funds in Aberdeenshire and is a registered charity (SC045539).   The trust has desiginated 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 ...

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

Paying for childcare

From August 2014, the number of hours of free early learning and childcare for children aged three and four has increased from 12.5 to almost 16 hours a week. Some two year olds will also receive this free entitlement. Find out more: Changes to childcare provision (pdf 100kb) New child care entitlement for two year olds (pdf 101kb)   Here are som...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/family-information-service/paying-for-childcare/

Buchan area funding

View grants and funding available in the Buchan area: Buchan Area Initiatives Fund Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Buchan Area Initiatives Fund £66,000 has been allocated and divided into two funds for community projects that can demonstrate wide community benefit, are sustainable and can enhance their local area within Buchan.  The majorit...

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

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/

Living independently

Contains information on Community care services, How to get help, Who qualifies for help, Self-directed support, Help at home, Can't manage at home, Community alarm or telecare, Shared Lives scheme, Accommodation, Day care for older people, Day care services for adults with disabilities, Inclusive Day services - Enabling Aberdeenshire the Big IDEA, Day service base closures, Employability service, Further education opportunities, Feeling lonely, Make your views heard.

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

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/

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/

Marr area funding

View grants and funding available for the Marr area: Marr Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Marr Area Committee funding Funding of up to £4,000 is available for for small grant scheme projects. View Marr Area Committee budget guidance (pdf 31KB) to find out more on who is eligible for funding and how to apply. Complete ...

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

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 Abe...

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

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/

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 u...

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

Homeless Prevention Assessment

If you contact us for advice or help about homelessness you will be put in touch with your local housing office. We will make you an appointment to see a housing officer (prevention). The housing officer will do an assessment to help decide the best actions for your particular circumstances. This may be help to look at options to prevent your home...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/homelessness/homeless-prevention-assessment/

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-gordons-granaries-high-shore/

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 ...

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

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. This work is carried out by our team of animal health & welfare inspectors. Their duties include ensuring livestock is correctly iden...

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/

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/

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/

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 our races and select a race to get more detailed information and register. Online registration for our 2018 races will be available s...

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

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 28/01/2018 Westhill 18/02/2018 Inverurie 11/0...

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

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/

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/

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/

Additional support needs

Contains information on All about additional support needs, Support for autism, Literacy/Dyslexia Support, Sensory support, English as an additional language, CALM, Accessibility strategy, ASPECTS, Childcare and Early Years Education Extended Service, Aberdeenshire Support Manual, Aberdeenshire Support Directory For Families, Planning Documentation, Total Communication, Educational Psychology, Information for Parents / Carers.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/additional-support-needs/

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-marys-kirkyard-banff/

Establishment of Community Councils Scheme

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to a decentralised pattern of local government and service delivery. The Council's Statement of Aims and Values highlights the importance of working with local communities: we will involve our many communities by consulting and working together Community councils have a key role to play and t...

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

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/

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 of...

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

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/

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/

Difficulty Paying

If you are having difficulties paying your Council Tax, the important thing is to act now. Don't wait until you receive another letter.  If you can't pay as requested, please contact your Council Tax Team as we might be able to help and offer advice. Don’t Delay – Act Now What will happen if you do not pay your Council Tax? Stage 1 Overdue Accou...

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

Shared Ownership

What is shared ownership and how does it work? Who is eligible for shared ownership? What if I want to sell my shared ownership property? Where can I get more information on shared ownership?     What is shared ownership and how does it work? Shared ownership is a scheme where applicants part-buy and part-rent a property from...

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

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/childrens-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/

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/

Formartine area funding

View grants and funding available in the Formartine area: Formartine Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Formartine Area Committee funding Funding is available from the Formartine Area Committee. To apply complete the Formartine grant application form (pdf 35KB). Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Aberdeenshire Chariti...

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

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/

Future delivery of Culture and Sport

We are exploring whether Culture and Sport services, currently delivered directly by the council, could be delivered through a charitable trust in the future. The aim is to sustain our services while taking into account the wider financial circumstances of the council.  The council manages a range of Culture and Sport services, including 16 sports ...

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

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/

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/

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/

LIFT - low cost initiative for first time buyers

If you would like to buy your own home but cannot afford to pay the full market price for a property, the low cost initiative for first time buyers (LIFT) could help, details are included below. What is LIFT and how does it work? Who is eligible to apply for LIFT? Where can I get more information about LIFT?   What is LIFT and how does it wor...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/lift-low-cost-initiative-for-first-time-buyers/

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/

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/

Low cost homes for sale

What is low cost shared equity? Who is eligible to buy a low cost shared equity property? How are applicants prioritised? What low cost home opportunities are currently available in Aberdeenshire? How do I apply for a low cost shared equity property? Where can I get more information on low cost shared equity properties for sale?   What...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/low-cost-homes-for-sale/

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.  If your child attends primary school and qualifies for this entitlement, we will provide them with a free school meal. An online school payment system is in operation and will recognise when a child is entitled. Though payments are not require...

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/

Premises licence - guidance

We produced guidance to help you understand the process of applying for premises licence. For further information view full guidance (pdf 171KB). View information about: Who can apply Operating plan Layout plan Who can apply Any person aged 18 and over can apply for a premises licence as can a partnership, a company, a member’s club, students’ un...

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/

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/

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/

Reduced Use of Resources

Ask yourself this question: "Is it possible to continue to do what I am doing in the long term?" If the answer is ‘no’, then what you are doing is not sustainable. Something is sustainable if doing it now does not make it more difficult or impossible to do it in the future. We all need to play our part in making the best use of the planet’s resou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/reduced-use-of-resources/

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/

Procurement

Contracts Register and Information Contracts RegisterAberdeenshire Council in accordance with Section 35 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 have a legal obligation to publish a Contracts Register as a statement of current and future opportunities. Aberdeenshire Council's Contracts Register is based on information and supporting documenta...

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

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/

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/

Tenant Participation Strategy

We seek to involve our tenants in the development and monitoring of our housing services. We have prepared a tenant participation strategy for Aberdeenshire in partnership with our tenants which includes: A joint statement of aims by which tenant participation will be developed within Aberdeenshire A joint action plan detailing how and whe...

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

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. 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 application form for session 2017/18...

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

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 25-29 of the European Union’s General Block Exemption Regulation, to provide: Support for research and development projects; Aid for the construction or upgrade of research infrastructures that perform economic activit...

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

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/

Car parks in Aberdeenshire

Search alphabetically by town name to find details of available parking spaces for each car park, managed by Aberdeenshire Council, within each town: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  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 m...

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

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/

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/