Methlick Community Blog

For the Community of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

New Boule Court Opening Saturday 17th August 2pm

The grand opening of the new Boule Court, located within the Methlick Bowling Club, takes place this Saturday 17th August from 2pm.

Why not come along and give it a go – All welcome!!

Tea and home bakes and Boules will be provided.

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New staff to help support efforts at Aberdeenshire recycling centres

Additional staff are being recruited for Aberdeenshire’s recycling centres to help householders recycle even more.

On average, 63% of materials taken to centres in the area are recycled, with rates varying from 47% to 72% at the various locations. The aim is for all recycling centres to reach 75% by 2023.

Up to 20 new staff are due to be in place by mid-September and will provide advice and assistance to householders about what can be recycled. The additional roles are part of a package of improvements agreed by councillors in January.

It is faster and easier to recycle more if householders pre-sort their materials at home before arriving at a recycling centre. Site layouts for each of the centres are also now available on the council’s website to encourage householders to pre-sort their waste.

Recycling centres complement the kerbside collection service and accept a wide range of materials for recycling, including:

  • Batteries (household and car)
  • Blue bin recycling (paper & card, metal cans, tins, aerosol & foil, and plastic bottles, pots, tubs & trays),
  • Cooking oil
  • Electrical appliances (anything with a plug or batteries)
  • Engine oil
  • Fluorescent tubes (including energy-saving light bulbs)
  • Garden waste
  • Gas cylinders
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plasterboard
  • Rubble and ceramics
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil and turf
  • Textiles
  • Wood (including treated)

Some recycling centres also accept furniture and household goods for reuse, and recycling of rigid plastics (e.g. laundry baskets, buckets, toys, plant pots, drainage pipes and hard hats) is currently being trialled at the Ellon and Peterhead recycling centres.

The materials accepted at each centre can vary so householders are encouraged to check the Council’s website beforehand on www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/recyclingcentres

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Infrastructure Services Committee, Cllr Peter Argyle, said: “We are keen for residents to use their local recycling centres to recycle as much as they can.”

For more information on the materials which can be recycled in Aberdeenshire, please see our A-Z guide: http://bit.ly/AshireAZ  

Methlick Parish Church Cheese and Wine Friday 30th August 2019 from 7pm

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Get involved in shaping the future of the north of Scotland electricity system – invitation for feedback

We are currently consulting on our draft Business Plan, ‘A Network for Net Zero’, which covers the period April 2021 to March 2026.

This is your chance to help shape our future plans and we would be delighted if you could join us at our Glasgow stakeholder event on Wednesday 28 August to provide your feedback.  

In the morning you will hear from our Managing Director of Transmission, Rob McDonald, who will set out our ambition for the RIIOT2 period, including our five ambitious goals which we hope meet the needs and expectations of all our stakeholders.  

You will then hear a series of presentations covering the key themes of our draft Business Plan, setting out our commitments to customers, communities, energy consumers and wider society.  There will be numerous opportunities throughout the morning to provide your feedback, with interactive voting and feedback available so you can join the conversation.

After a buffet style lunch, in the afternoon you will have the opportunity to meet our teams of experts to discuss and provide feedback on any part of our plan, structured around our four strategic themes:

Stakeholder-Led Strategy

Safe and Secure Network Operation

Sector Leading Efficiency

Leadership in Sustainability

To register for the event simply click on the link below and follow the instructions.  

Please feel free to extend the invite to anyone else who may be interested in shaping the future of the north of Scotland electricity system.  

09:00 – 15:00 on Wednesday 28 August 2019 – 200 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5SG

Regional roadshows

We are also hosting a number of regional roadshows where we will also present our regional investment plans, setting out which projects we plan to take forward as well as additional projects that may be required to help the country meet its net zero emissions targets.  To register for an event simply click on the location below and follow the instructions. 

09:00 – 12:30 on Wednesday 14 August 2019 – The Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness, IV2 3LP0

9:00 – 12:30 on Friday 16 August 2019 – McDiarmid Park, Perth, PH1 2SJ

09:00 – 12:30 on Tuesday 20 August 2019 – Loch Fyne Hotel, Inveraray, PA32 8XT

09:00 – 12:30 on Thursday 22 August 2019 – Mackays Hotel, Wick, KW1 5ED  

Please note numbers are restricted and spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  

Unable to attend? If you are unable to attend any of our events we still want to hear your feedback.  Our consultation is open until 31 August and you can find out more about our plans and how to provide your feedback on our website: http://www.ssen-transmission.co.uk/riio-t2-plan/ with our consultation feedback form available via the following link: http://www.ssen-transmission.co.uk/talk-to-us/feedback/a-network-for-net-zero-feedback-form/

Village Working Party Saturday 24th August 9-12pm

There will be a village working party taking place on Saturday 24th August from 9am-12pm. We will meet in the war memorial car park. There’s no need to stay all morning, just come along for as long as you can and do what you can to help.

Our aim is to get the village in shape for Formatine in Bloom judging. Focus will be on the flower beds, pots, tubs and hanging baskets plus weeding.

Many hands make light work so please give some of your time to help get Methlick looking it’s best for the judges!!

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Ythan Valley Rotary

The next gathering of Ythan Valley Rotary will be on Sunday 18th August at 4pm in the Ythanbank hall.  All welcome and bring a friend.

We will also be at the Methlick Gala on 31st August with a ShelterBox tent – come and visit and find out more.

Road Closure Crofts of Haddo to Sauchentree now starting 13th August

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Please be advised that the U117B, between U116B and B9170 will be subject to closure for 5 days from 13 August, for duct laying on behalf of Openreach.

A signed diversion will be via B9170, C118B U116B and vice versa.

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