COVID-19 SUPPORT PROJECT.
Garthdee community council is working in partnership with Inchgarth community centre in order to deliver a vital support service to residents of Garthdee, Torry, Kincorth, Broomhill, Airyhall, Ferryhill, Mannofield, Cove, Altens to ensure those most in need are given various essentials.
This is an extremely important project that makes a real difference to the lives of many, when people need our help the most. Our partners at Inchgarth community centre are providing the operational delivery of this project while our friends at Create Aberdeen, our third partner in this project, are sustaining vital services for adults with additional support needs who come from numerous parts of the city.
Visit our facebook page to see what support is available.
ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN THE COMMUNITY.
For the last 9 months there has been a slow but alarming increase in serious anti social behaviour. Some of the actions by a very very small minority of youths and children have been both disgusting and wholly unacceptable. Thanks to the community council, Inchgarth, the Police and other partners, we have identified many of the young people responsible for these issues and since January this year the problems seem to have stopped on the whole. We recognise that most young people in our community are respectful and credit to our community, but we will keep a close eye on matters so that matters can be addressed quickly should instances increase once more.
REPORTING REPAIRS SUCCESS.
We would like to encourage our residents to report faults and repairs needing one in our community via the councils website. It really does work and make a difference, with our treasurer now having reported 7 different and significant pot holes, to find them repaired very quickly. Please go to the councils website, register, and report any lights that are out, fences that are broken and dangerous, pot holes, rubbish that has been dumped, dog mess bins that need emptied, trees that are dangerous, dangerous faults, and so much more. Whatever the damage/fault, please report it so that there is a record of the report, and so that perhaps we can get on top of the numerous little repairs needing done. www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
WE ARE SEEKING MORE ASSOCIATE MEMBERS.
Garthdee community council are actively seeking several associate members who represent other community organisations or professionals who work in our community. This entitles those reps to attend the meetings, fully participate, and while they may not have voting rights, we give assurances of taking their views fully on board to form any position of Garthdee community council on matters impacting our area. Get in touch if you want to learn more or to discuss how to become an associate member. Meetings are only once a month for 1.5 hours, and you don't need to attend all of the meetings as an associate member.
GARTHDEE PARISH CHURCH TO BE DEMOLISHED.
Garthdee community council recently learned that Garthdee church is to be demolished with a view to selling the land for development. Garthdee community council rejects the statement from the church of Scotland in relation to the reasons given for closure, and while we accept and understand that across the nation that congregation numbers are dropping and tough decisions must be made, we maintain the view that more, much more, could have been done to save Garthdee parish church from closure. The church had tremendous potential while the church of Scotland senior representatives were not willing to consider giving Garthdee the chance of proving it could succeed with a one year reprieve. We reject the position that the church was financially unstable, that the building was falling to pieces, and that the governance issues couldn't be addressed in a simple and supportive manner. The community as a whole is bitterly disappointed, and there is a tremendous lack of vision and support for our community via the decision to knock the building down.