The Tarves Community Plan is now published.  This informs Aberdeenshire Council and its Community Planning Partners such as the NHS, Police Scotland, Scottish government agencies about what the Community of Tarves thinks about its community and needs.

Please click on the link to download a copy.

Please contact Tarves Community Council or Tarves Development Trust who have co-sponsored the document with thanks to Aberdeenshire Council and the Formartine Partnership for the help in production.


Stagecoach Bus Proposed Changes April 2020

Stagecoach Bus Proposed Changes April 2020

Stagecoach Bluebird is inviting customers to give feedback on proposed changes to timetables. Feedback is welcomed until Sunday 16th February and can be submitted via email  bluebird.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com or at one of the events listed below.

Only change appearing to affect Methlick directly is to the 291

Service 291 Aberdeen – Methlick – Fyvie The first trip from Methlick to Aberdeen has been revised to improve punctuality and improve connection times with other services in Aberdeen. The journey will now depart Methlick at 06:18Hrs. To accommodate this, the first trip to Methlick will depart Aberdeen at 05:10Hrs.

Consultation Events

Monday 10th February –

0700 – 1000 – Peterhead Interchange
1600 – 1800 – Fraserburgh Bus Station

Tuesday 11th February –

1600 – 1900 – Aberdeen bus station

Wednesday 12th February –

0700 – 1000 – Fraserburgh Bus Station
1600 – 1800 – Peterhead Interchange

Thursday 13th February –

0630 – 0900 – Ellon Park & Ride
1300 – 1500 – Chapelton Cabin

Friday 14th February –

1600 – 1900 – Aberdeen Bus Station

Full details of the proposed changes to services operated by Stagecoach Bluebird can be downloaded using the below links. 

Buchan Guide
Stonehaven Guide 
Inverurie  Guide
Service 10
Service 34
Service 35
Alford Kemnay
Deeside, see also the Banchory Map
Westhill Guide, see also the Westhill Map
Service 59 . Deadline for feedback is 16th February 2020. 

Full details can also be found online here – https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-04/02/2020-07:32:39:957

FW: For Information: Road Closure – C31C Bronie Bridge 17-21/02/2020

Good morning,

Please be advised that C31c at Bronie Bridge will be subject to a closure from 17 February 2020 for 5 days, for bridge repairs.
A signed diversion will be via C31C, A947, A920 and vice versa.
Please see link to map below.

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Lianne Robinson
Technical Assistant
Aberdeenshire Council
Infrastructure Services – Roads

Work Pattern – Mon, Tues & Weds

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Review of Local Fire and Rescue Plans

Following publication of the < www.firescotland.gov.uk/media/1476819/SFRS_Strategic_Plan_2019_22_V 1.0.pdf> Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Strategic Plan 2019-22 in October 2019, we will be reviewing and revising our < www.firescotland.gov.uk/about-us/local-plans.aspx> Local Fire and Rescue Plans over the next few months. This is to ensure our local priorities align to our new strategic ambitions as well as remain relevant to local risk.

Your views are an important part of this review, and I wish to invite you to participate in a short survey. The survey is available online on the < firescotland.citizenspace.com/planning-and-performance/local-fire-a nd-rescue-plan-review-2020> SFRS Consultation Hub and will be open until 18 March 2020.

I would appreciate it if you could share with with any groups you may be involved with.

If you wish to discuss this further or wish to discuss any other fire and rescue service matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards


Paul Berrisford,Station Commander- North Service Delivery,Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, Aberdeen .
T- 01467 629982 M – 07741234947 E- <
mailto:paul.berrisford@firescotland.gov.uk> paul.berrisford@firescotland.gov.uk

Tolquhon Road closure U235C 10 February 2020

Please be advised that U235C between B999 and Newseat of Tolquhon will be subject to a closure from 10 February 2020 for 12 days, to allow drainage works to be carried out. No suitable diversion is available. Please see link to map below.

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Paul Wilson Technical Assistant Formartine Area Office 29 Bridge Street Ellon AB41 9AA


Community Engagement Events

The next phase of Formartine Community Engagement events takes place in January following the successful implementation of these events in early 2019. For this phase we have teamed up with Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership so the events will have representatives from far more services. Local Policing Inspector Andy Scott said: “These are partner focussed events offering face to face contact with our communities to identify areas of concerns and issues. Whilst it is widely acknowledged there is already accessible means in which the public can contact each agency, many often do not want to attend Police Stations, Council Offices etc. and are not comfortable utilising social media platforms. It is often these individuals who form the majority of our most vulnerable citizens and as such the Community Surgeries will continue to encourage them to come along and address the most relevant agency with their concerns.” The dates of the surgeries are as follows; 31st January 2020 1000hrs – 1200hrs – Balmedie Library 1330hrs – 1530hrs – Pitmedden Hall The event will be attended by the following partners; . Police Scotland . Scottish Fire and Rescue Service . NHS . Aberdeenshire Council Area Office . Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership . Elected Members . Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership . Aberdeenshire Council Roads . Aberdeenshire Council Housing . Aberdeenshire Council Passenger Transport Unit . Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action . Citizens Advice Bureau . Formartine Community Councils