All the latest news from Chapelton
AGM Minutes & Accounts
Amendment to the previous update: You can now access the Minutes of the meeting and the accounts via the 'CCIC' tab at the top. Click to follow the links at the bottom of that page.
Firstly thanks to all who attended the AGM on a date that was not entirely popular and well done to Morag Mclaughlin who won the bunch of roses in the draw.
We have had requests for information for the site going forward and I am able to attach a PDF of the presentation . The earth moving works to prepare the next areas of the site will commence on 27th February and are likely to continue for around 12 weeks. For this reason the haul road was built to ensure that heavy vehicles are well away from homes. You will also be able to view plans and CGIs of the next phases. It is likely that the Liberty Retirement Village will commence in the summer as will work on Liddell Park and we hope to have the Hut in place as a Liberty sales office in September. There will be more information on all of this over the coming weeks.
Chapelton Trail and the new Haul Road
The team have spent a great deal of time planning for the next stages of building to take Chapelton up towards the Cairnhill centre and the retail areas. You may have noticed that a new haul road has been created to take builders traffic away from residents homes and also that this cut through the Chapelton Trail. The haul road will be used for some time to come and so our next job is to ensure a lasting solution to the Chapelton Trail alteration.
The speed of this took us by surprise, and indeed the leaflets have only just been reprinted. We think that we have come up with a good alternative and this will be finally tested at the Team Meeting tomorrow and the new route signage should be complete by the end of the month with the new leaflets soon after that.
For full details of what will be taking place over the next months there will be a short slide presentation at the AGM together with Valentine themed refreshments.
HUME SQUARE PARKING
This is a polite reminder to all residents and visitors not to bump up or park on the pavement in front of the shops and homes. Residents and businesses are understandably upset that cars are coming close to their doors and windows as well as the obvious safety issues this parking raises. It is also illegal to park on a footway. Hume Square is a ‘shared’ area meaning the road and pavement are almost level to make vehicles slow down. However, please respect the kerb and park alongside the green or on the cobbled sets. There is also plenty of space to park on Greenlaw Road and surrounding streets.
Please be vigilant and lead by example, if you see anyone parking on the pavement please give them a friendly reminder that the pavement is not for parking on!
School bus to Newtonhill Primary
One of our residents have contacted "School transport" to request a pick up from Hume Square to Newtonhill Primary School which has been granted. There is an application form to download on the following page - http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/school-transport/school-transport/. There is a fee for this service of £104 per calendar year for each child or for three children the family price is £260.
Elsick House for family celebrations
Elsick House has proved to be a good venue for weddings, family parties and corporate events and has run. Parties of up to 70 people can be accommodated within the house and if you are planning anything larger a marquee in the garden is an ideal setting. If you are interested in further information go to the website www.elsick.co.uk.
Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning
Chapelton has been shortlisted for as one of the finalists for the Scottish Governments Awards for Quality in Planning.
The Awards have been running for over 15 years and are one of the Scottish Government’s most prestigious events and celebrate achievements in planning, from strategic visions to development on the ground.
Chapelton has been shortlisted under the Delivery in Partnership category which celebrates the delivery partnership with Aberdeenshire Council. Award winners will be announced on the 10th of November at the awards ceremony at The George in Edinburgh.