School pupils craft Union Terrace Gardens vision

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Youngsters have been sharing their vision of the city centre as part of community project to mark the start of the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG). Third Year pupils at Harlaw Academy were asked to model new elements of the park. The £25.7 million Aberdeen City Council project will deliver pavilions, elevated walkways, event space and play […]

Aberdeen City Council consults with parents and carers over the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare

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Aberdeen City Council has launched a consultation on the future of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) provision in the city, starting from Friday, 27 September, 2019. The Council would like to hear from parents, carers and potential parents on the plans to extend the current provision from 600 to 1140 hours in August 2020 for […]

Aberdeen to further expand nursery provision

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The second phase of a £23 million programme to provide hundreds of new nursery places in Aberdeen was approved today. Aberdeen City Council is committed to expanding the provision of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) from 600 hours to 1,140 hours by 2020. The aim is to support children’s educational development and to help close the poverty-related […]

Plans for four new schools in Aberdeen progressing

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Four new primary schools are on course to open in Aberdeen in the next few years as part of the Education New Build Programme. Updates to Aberdeen City Council’s Capital Programme Committee confirmed that Milltimber is scheduled for completion in Summer 2021, Countesswells and Torry towards the end of 2021, and Tillydrone in Summer 2022. The schools are at different stages of design and delivery and subject to varying planning approvals […]

Junior Rangers making their mark at Duthie Park

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A group of youngsters have been making their mark at one of the city’s biggest parks as they’ve been recruited as Junior Rangers. The Lochside Academy pupils have taken on their new role as part of a joint project between the Duthie Park Rangers and Scottish Natural Heritage. This follows on from recommendations by Scotland’s […]

Call goes out to Aberdeen’s potential foster carers

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A special information event for potential foster carers is taking place at Airyhall Community Centre this Wednesday (15 May). The event which takes place between 4.30 and 6.30pm at the centre on Countesswells Road will give visitors the opportunity to speak to foster carers and members of the council’s recruitment team and ask questions about […]

Community Planning Aberdeen reaffirms commitment to citizens

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The refreshed Aberdeen City Local Outcome Improvement Plan (LOIP) 2016-26 was formally approved by the Board of Community Planning Aberdeen today (Tuesday 26 February 2019). Launched in 2016, the Local Outcome Improvement Plan 2016-26 identifies how Community Planning Aberdeen – a multi-agency partnership – will work together to ensure Aberdeen is a place where all […]