Methlick Community Blog

The Community blog of Methlick in Aberdeenshire

Methlick & District Community Council – Nominations

Nominations sought for

Methlick & District Community Council

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Nominations are now being sought for all nine places on Methlick & District Community Council.

Community councils represent the views, and act on behalf, of local communities and are a crucial element in the democratic process.

As well as representing the community to the local authority, Community Councils facilitate a wide range of activities which promote the well-being of their communities. Community Councils advise, petition, influence and advocate numerous causes on behalf of local communities. 

Nomination papers are available from:

  • Aberdeenshire Council
  • 45 Bridge Street
  • ELLON
  • AB41 9AA

Nomination papers are also available from The Ythanview Hotel or the Costcutters Shop, which are both in Main Street in Methlick.

All nomination papers must be with the Returning Officer, Elaine Brown, at the 45 Bridge Street in Ellon by 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 21 October 2016.

Formartine Area Manager, Elaine Brown, said: “Community councillors can be your first point of contact when it comes to issues that matter in your area and provide another route for local views to feed in to the work of Aberdeenshire Council.

I would urge people who live in the Methlick area and who are interested in what happens in their area to engage with the democratic process, and consider becoming a community councillor.”

More information about Community Councils is available from Aberdeenshire council website

  1. https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/community-councils/
  2. Or at http://www.communitycouncils.scot/index.html

Help with our Halloween Magic at Haddo

halloweenmagicWe’re on the hunt for volunteers to help with our Halloween Magic at Haddo event on Friday 21st and Sunday 23rd October (with a possible extra date on Saturday 22nd October if the others are very popular…)

 

Granite City are lighting up the park with coloured lights and (hopefully) some special effects and we need woodland creatures, fairies, sprites, witches and wizards (good and evil) and trolls to populate the park. This will basically involve getting dressed up and having as much fun as you can!

 

If you’d like to sing, dance or perform that would be fantastic. Or take part in some simple games for the children- for example the children will have to talk to a sprite who will give them a ‘password’ so they can get past the troll and into another area of the park. Or just wander about looking atmospheric…

 

All children will be with their parents/responsible adult so you won’t be in charge of any kids or expected to run any specific activities.

 

The event is open from 7-9pm so ideally if you could be available an hour or so before to get organised and for a short time after that. We do have a small budget for costumes but if you’ve got your own that would be superb.

 

If you’d like to help out on either/both nights, or if you know someone who would then please get in touch.

I’m in and out of the office a bit but you can email or call 01651 851041 and leave a message on the answerphone if we’re not in.

 

Thanks,

Diana & Elaine

Visitor Services Officer

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Haddo House and Country Park

 

Website- visithaddo.com

Twitter- @visithaddo / Facebook- Visit Haddo

Telephone 01651 851041

METHLICK SOUP & PUD – SAT 24th SEPT

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SOUP & PUD

Methlick Scout Hut

11:30 to 2 pm

SATURDAY 24th SEPT

£4 per person (or £12 per family 2+2)

Everyone welcome to take time out on Saturday lunchtime for some fine homemade soups and tasty puddings..

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CAR WASH – TARVES PRIMARY SCHOOL – 1ST OCT

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Local young people are running a car wash on Saturday, 1 October, between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM to raise funds for the award winning Tarves Hut project.  Let the young people put some elbow grease into cleaning your motor.

MUSIC COLLECTION AT THE NTS. HADDO 27th SEPT 2016

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VILLAGE TIDY PERSON WANTED

Methlick needs a Village tidy person. Click on to poster two see about this local volunteer opportunity, which the cause of its importance, an honorarium is paid.

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POSTCARD ART FAIR – ORIGINAL ART AUCTION – METHLICK – 16th SEPT 2016

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Methlick Parish Church have a great artistic fundraiser – an evening of arts and bidding for original pieces of work.  All the size of a postcard. Wine and canapes.

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