COVE AND ALTENS COMMUNITY COUNCIL (meeting 323)

 

Chair: Ms Michele McPartlin

14 Langdykes Way

Cove Bay

Aberdeen

AB12 3HG

01224 890329

info@cove-bay.com

Secretary: Ms Sue Porter

12 Stoneyhill Terrace

Cove Bay

Aberdeen

AB12 3NE

01224 897399

Website www.cove-bay.com

MEETING 323

Monday 20th August 2018 Loirston School 7.00 pm

AGENDA

  1. Welcome, Sederunt and Apologies
  2. Minutes of previous Meeting No 322, 25th June 2018
  3. Police/FRS/City Wardens Reports
  4. Guest Slot: 10 mins: Royal Devenick Park – Comer Homes
  5. Matters arising from Minutes of previous Meeting
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Planning matters
  8. Incoming & Outgoing Mail
  9. Data Protection draft Policy
  10. Chronicle / Web Site / Facebook
  11. Lochside Academy
  12. Welcome to Cove Bay sign report
  13. Reports from Reps. attending Meetings and Sub-Committees

Christmas Lights sub-committee

Christmas Concert sub-committee

Farm Information Trail

  1. AOCB

Date of Next Meeting:

24th September 2018

Loirston Primary School at 7.00pm

Grampian Association of Storytellers

On Saturday 21st July 2018

Free of charge

Tiny Tales (drop in)

for Age 0 – 5 10.00 – 11.30am

Jump Into Story (please book)

11.30am – 1pm Age 5 – 11

 

Doric Poems for Bairns (please book)

Age 5 – 11 at 1.30pm – 3 pm

at

Aberdeen Central Library, Children’s Department,

Rosemount Viaduct, AB25 1GW

To book – https://www.facebook.com/grampianassocationofstorytellers/

part of Aberdeen Storytelling Festival 2018

Sponsored by Creative Funding, Aberdeen City Council

ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT

 

www.grampianstorytellers.org.uk

School Bulletin 6th July 2018

P7 Leavers Assembly

Our P7 Leavers’ Assembly took place on Tuesday of this week. The children’s hard work over the last few weeks in planning and running the event certainly paid off. The assembly was a fantastic event and the children deserve great credit for staging such a polished and confident performance. I would like to thank parents/carers for the very good turnout at the assembly. I know that the children really appreciated your support.

Meet the Teacher

On Wednesday of this week our children spent part of the morning moving in to their new class groupings for next session. Hopefully, all parents/carers have received the letter which went home on Wednesday about the class(es) their child (ren) will be in for next year.

There will be 14 classes in the primary school next year:

P1A        Miss Kirsty Gow

P1B        Miss Aneesa Qadir

P1/2       Miss Rebecca Carle

P2           Miss Ruth Cummins

P2/3       Mrs Maria MacCallum

P3           Ms Jane Forbes

P4A        Miss Faye McCallum

P4B        Miss Kerri Diack

P4/5       Miss Lyndsey Tough

P5           Miss Jill Bennett

P6A        Mrs Emma Smith / Mrs Corinna Forrest

P6B        Miss Victoria Hutchison

P7A        Miss Hannah Ratcliffe

P7B        Mrs Katie MacLean / Mrs Sarah McPhee

School Clothing:

The school would welcome any donations of school uniforms, gym wear/shoes, underwear etc which you own children have grown out of. Any donations can be brought in to the school at the beginning of the next school session.

Summer Holidays:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents/carers for their support for the school and nursery during this session.

I would like to wish all families and friends of Loirston School and Nursery a very happy and relaxing summer holiday.

We look forward to welcoming all the children back for the new session which starts on Tuesday 21 August 2018. A school calendar with key dates for next session will be issued at the start of the new school year.

 

Colin Nicol

Head Teacher

 

 

Race for Life/Leavers Assembly/Meet the Teacher

Race for Life:

Last Friday morning pupils and staff at the school ran a mile long course to raise fund for Cancer Research.  The school would like to thank parents/carers for supporting their children to take part and we are delighted to announce that a total of over £600 was raised through donations for this very worthy charitable cause.

Leavers Assembly:

Just a reminder that the P7 Leavers’ Assembly will take place on Tuesday 3 July starting at 9.30am.  We would like to extend a very warm welcome to all parents and carers of children in P7 to attend the Leavers’ Assembly. After the assembly, teas/ coffees will be available until 11am in the community lounge for parents/carers.

Meet the Teacher:

On Wednesday 4th July at 10am children will move to meet their new teachers/ classes.  All children will take a letter home on Wednesday with information for parents/carers about the new classes for session 2018/19.

Colin Nicol

Head Teacher

 

Facebook and Social Media

Facebook and Social Media

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQoqwYUBmcUs_vvS5dBeTGbfGzgVuoHzx9GA-UuPRLxj5Fv2p3CeQoavo_2A reminder to parents that there is an ‘open door’ policy and any issues can be discussed by making a call to make an appointment to meet with the class teacher or myself. Parents are also reminded to arrange this via the school office.

 

The legal department in Aberdeen City Council have issued the following statement / guide:

 

‘There have been a number of incidents recently where parents have posted entries on Facebook regarding issues relating to pupils and/ or staff. Parents are reminded that Facebook is a public forum and that posts made may reach a wider audience than intended.

 

Parents should also be aware that making abusive or offensive comments can result in the imposition of civil and/or criminal sanctions and may also result in their child being excluded from school due to the actions of their parents. It is therefore not appropriate to be discussing issues on Facebook and any issues can be discussed and resolved by contacting the school directly.’

 

Regards,

 

Colin Nicol

Head Teacher

 

Lochside Academy Pupil Travel Arrangements

Lochside Academy Pupil Travel Arrangements

Information for Parents – June 2018

This document provides parents with the latest information on the arrangements for pupil travel to Lochside Academy, and the work that the Council has been carrying out to ensure the arrangements are in place in time for the school opening in August 2018.

1. Bus Routes and Tickets

Please see Appendix 1 below for details of the timings and routes the buses will take. The bus services will all be operated by First Aberdeen and will serve all existing bus stops along these routes. Officers are also looking at the possibility of installing some additional stops at the southern end of Walker Road and western end of Balnagask Road.

Outwith school times, pupils will be able to utilise services 3 and 18 to travel between home and school on their respective routes.

Bus Pass for pupils in Torry and Kincorth

The school bus pass will be valid on the following services: 3/3A/3G, 18, 22, 31, 181, 182 and 183. Please note that the services 12, 17, 20, 21 and 59 are not included on the school transport pass and will not be accepted.

The bus pass will be operated via pupils’ Accord Card, and this requires a Smart Travelcard product to be uploaded to pupils’ Accord cards. For pupils currently in S1 to S5 who already have an Accord Card, details of the arrangements for adding the product to these cards is being issued to parents separately. For current P7 pupils moving to Lochside in August, new Accord cards are being issued to these pupils with the Smart Travelcard pre-loaded onto them.

Purchasing bus tickets for pupils in Cove

For children travelling to school by bus from Cove, any tickets will need to be purchased from First Aberdeen and there is the option to do this at the Travelshop, online or via M-Ticketing.

Further Information

Officers are in the process of preparing the bus route information and timetables in an easy-to-read format, along with further guidance on the use of the Smart Travelcard, and which services are the most accessible for each individual postcode area. This information will be placed on the Lochside Academy website as soon as it is available.

2. Road and Footpath Improvements

A number of improvements have been carried out over recent weeks to the roads and pavements in the vicinity of the new school. These include:

Redmoss Road Footway & Street Lighting

Work to install lighting in Redmoss Road are nearing completion and will be in place prior to the school opening. A Prohibition of Driving on Redmoss Road adjacent to the school site now applies, and for the remainder of the road a mandatory 20mph zone and no-waiting restrictions will be in place prior to the school opening. City Wardens will be patrolling the area in advance of the school opening to help enforce the new restrictions.

New toucan crossing on Wellington Road

Work on this new pedestrian crossing just south of the Souterhead roundabout is almost complete. Part-time 20mph speed limit signs on Wellington Road on the approach to the crossing, which will be in operation at the beginning and end of every school day, are to be installed in time for the school opening. The phasing of the signals between Souterhead roundabout and Charleston will also be synchronised to work in conjunction with the new crossing, as part of the overall traffic management within the area. Appropriate signage will be installed on each approach to Souterhead roundabout to advise of the new crossing.

Wellington Circle Restrictions

Wellington Circle will become a mandatory 20mph zone, with parking restrictions in place. Advisory cycle lanes will be installed on the approach road to the school.

New toucan crossing on Earns Heugh Road

Construction of a new pedestrian crossing on Earns Heugh Road, near to its junction with Langdykes Road, is also nearing completion.

Charleston Drive to Charleston Crescent Footpath & Lighting

Detailed designs for a new footpath to run between these roads is currently in progress, and work will be completed prior to the school opening.

South Loirston Road Drainage & Lighting

The street lighting design on this road is to be upgraded and the design work for this has been completed, with the aim to have the work completed prior to the school opening. Discussions are ongoing to find a solution to the flooding issues on this road.

Appendix 1 – Bus Routes

Leggart – For school start/finish times pupils can utilise service 22A travelling directly between Lochside and Leggart. Outwith these times pupils can utilise the service 18.

Kincorth – For school start/finish times pupils can utilise services 181,182 and 183 travelling directly between Lochside and Kincorth. Outwith these times pupils can utilise the service 18.

Torry – For school start/finish times pupils can utilise service 31 or 22C travelling directly between Lochside and Torry. Outwith these times pupils can utilise the service 3/3A/3G.

Balnagask – For school start/finish times pupils can utilise service 22A, B or C travelling directly between Lochside and Balnagask. Outwith these times pupils can utilise the service 3/3A/3G.

Cove/Charleston – For school start/finish times pupils can utilise service 21A or B travelling directly between Lochside and Cove/Charleston. Outwith these times pupils can utilise the services 3/3A/3G and 18.

Bus Services

Service 3

For timetables for this service please visit: www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen

Mastrick – Cove

Victoria Rd, Menzies Rd, Craig Pl, Wellington Rd, Langdykes Rd, Loirston Rd, Cove Rd

Cove – Mastrick

Cove Rd, Cove Cres, Cove Rd, Earns Heugh Rd, Loirston Ave, Loirston Rd, Langdykes Rd, Wellington Rd, Craig Pl, Menzies Rd, Victoria Rd

Service 3A

Mastrick – Cove

Victoria Rd, Menzies Rd, Craig Pl, Wellington Rd, Hareness Rd, HarenessPl, Hareness Rd, Coast Rd, Langdykes Rd, Loirston Rd, Cove Rd.

Service 3G

Mastrick – Cove

Victoria Rd, Menzies Rd, Craig Pl, Wellington Rd, Langdykes Rd, Loirston Rd, Cove Rd, Cove Cres, Cove Rd, Charleston Dr, Cove Rd, old Wellington Rd, Gateway Business Park (Gateway Drive).

Altens – Mastrick

Gateway Business Park (Gateway Drive), Gateway Dr, old Wellington Rd, Cove Rd, Charleston Dr, Wellington Rd, Craig Pl, Menzies Rd, Victoria Rd

Service 31 (school days only)

Departing Victoria Bridge at 08:00 and 08:05 AM, and two services departing Lochside Academy 5 minutes after school finish time.

Mastrick – Cove

Victoria Rd, Grampian Rd, Grampian Pl, Walker Rd, Polwarth Rd, Wellington Rd, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy.

Cove – Mastrick

Lochside Academy (Wellington Circle), Wellington circle, Wellington Rd, Polwarth Rd, Walker Road, Victoria Rd

Service 18

For timetables for this service please visit: www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen

Cove – Dyce

Wellington Rd adj Newlands Crescent, Wellington Rd, Charleston Rd North, Charleston Rd, Cove Rd, Earns Hugh Rd, Loirston Ave, Loirston Rd, Langsdykes Rd, Wellington Rd, West Tullos Rd, Redmoss Rd, Abbotswell Cr, Arbroath Way, Provost Watt Dr, Great Southern Rd, Holburn St

Cove – Dyce (Altens Variation)

Wellington Rd adj Newlands Crescent, Wellington Rd, Charleston Rd North, Charleston Rd, Cove Rd, Earns Hugh Rd, Loirston Ave, Loirston Rd, Langsdykes Rd, Souterhead Rd, Blackness Rd, Hareness Rd, Haerness Pl, Hareness Rd, Minto Rd, Minto Dr, Minto Rd, Hareness Rd, West Tullos Rd, Redmoss Rd, Abbotswell Cr, Arbroath Way, Provost Watt Dr, Great Southern Rd, Holburn St

Dyce – Cove

Holburn St, Great Southern Rd, Provost Watt Dr, Arbroath Way, Abbotswell Crescent, Redmoss Rd, West Tullos Rd, Wellington Rd, Langdykes Rd, Loirston Rd, Loirston Ave, Earnshugh Rd, Cove Rd, Charleston Rd, Charleston Rd North, Wellington Rd, Wellington Rd adj Newlands Crescent

Dyce – Cove (Altens Variation)

Holburn St, Great Southern Rd, Provost Watt Dr and Arbroath Way to Abbotswell Crescent, Redmoss Rd, Hareness Rd, Minto Ave, Minto Dr, Minto Rd, Harness Pl, Hareness Rd, Blackness Rd, Souter Head Rd and Wellington Rd to (Charleston terminus on Wellington Rd adj Newlands Crescent)

Service 181 (school days only)

Departing Gardner Dr at 08:06 AM, and departing Lochside Academy 5 minutes after school finish time.

Lochside Academy – Faulds Gate

Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Wellington Rd, West Tullos Rd, Redmoss Rd, Abbotswell Cres, Arbroath Way, Cairngorm Dr, Gardner Dr, Faulds Gate

Faulds Gate – Lochside Academy

Great Southern Rd, Stonehaven Rd, Nigg Way, Gardner Dr, Cairngorm Dr, Arbroath Way, Abbotswells Cres, Redmoss Rd, West Tullos Rd, Wellington Rd, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy (Wellington Circle)

Service 182 (school days only)

Departing Faulds Gate at 08:11 AM and departing Lochside Academy 5 minutes after school finish time.

Lochside Academy – Provost Watt Drive

Lochside Academy (Wellington Circle), Wellington Circle, Wellington Rd, West Tullos Rd, Redmoss Rd, Abbotswell Cres, Arbroath Way, Cairngorm Dr, Faulds Gate, Provost Watt Dr

Provost Watt Drive – Lochside Academy

Great Southern Rd, Provost Watt, Dr, Faulds Gate, Cairngorm Dr, Arbroath Way, Abbotswell Cres, Redmoss Rd, West Tullos Rd, Wellington Rd, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy (Wellington Circle).

Service 183 (school days only)

Departing Kincorth Shops at 08:09 AM and departing Lochside Academy 5 minutes after school finish time.

Lochside Academy – Union Street

Lochside Academy (Wellington Circle), Wellington Cr, Wellington Road, Charleston Rd North, Charleston Rd, Cove Rd, Earns Hugh Rd, Loirston Ave, Loirston Rd, Langsdykes Rd, Wellington Rd, West Tullos Rd, Redmoss Rd, Abbotswell Cr, Arbroath Way, Provost Watt Dr, Great Southern Rd, Holburn St

Union Street – Lochside Academy

Great Southern Rd, Provost Watt Dr, Arbroath Way, Abbotswell Crescent, Redmoss Rd, West Tullos Rd, Wellington Rd and Wellington Circle to Lochside Academy (Wellington Circle).

Service 21A (school days only)

Departing Charleston Drive at 08:09 AM and departing Lochside Academy 5 minutes after school finish time.

Cove – Lochside Academy

Charleston Drive, Cove Road, Charleston Road, Charleston Road North, Wellington Road, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy

Lochside Academy – Cove

Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Wellington Road, Charleston Road North, Charleston Road, Cove Road, Charleston Drive

Service 21B (school days only)

Departing Cove Road at 08:13 AM and departing Lochside Academy 5 minutes after school finish time.

Loirston Road – Lochside Academy

Loirston Road, Cove Road, Earns Heugh Road, Loirston Avenue, Loirston Road, Langdykes Road, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy

Lochside Academy – Loirston Road

Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Langdykes Road, Loirston Road, Loirston Avenue, Earns Heugh Road, Cove Road, Loirston Road

Service 22A (school days only)

Departing Leggart Terrace at 07:40 AM, via Balnagask Circle at 08:00 AM, and departing Lochside Academy 5 and 10 minutes after school finish time.

Leggart Terrace – Lochside Academy

Leggart Terrace, Great Southern Road, West Tullos Road, Abbotswell Road, Wellington Road, Girdleness Road, Balnagask Road, Balnagask Circle, Girdleness Road, Wellington Road, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy

Lochside Academy – Leggart Terrace

Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Wellington Road, Girdleness Road, Balnagask Circle, Balnagask Road, Girdleness Road, Wellington Road, Abbotswell Road, West Tullos Road, Great Southern Road, Leggart Terrace

Service 22B (school days only & AM only)

Departing Balnagask Circle at 07:55 AM.

Balnagask Circle – Lochside Academy

Balnagask Circle, Girdleness Road, Wellington Road, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy

Lochside Academy – Balnagask Circle

Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Wellington Road, Girdleness Road, Balnagask Circle

Service 22C (school days only)

Departing Victoria Road at 07:50 AM and 07:55 AM, via Balnagask Road at 07:55 AM and 08:00 AM, and departing Lochside Academy 5 and 10 minutes after school finish time.

Victoria Road – Lochside Academy

Victoria Road (at Mansefield Road), St Fitticks Road, Balnagask Road, Wellington Road, Wellington Circle, Lochside Academy

Lochside Academy – Victoria Road

Lochside Academy, Wellington Circle, Wellington Road, Balnagask Road, St Fitticks Road, Victoria Road (at Mansefield Road)