Taking the first steps to recovery

Over the weekend, the city’s parks and recreational areas were busy with visitors, drawn by the good weather – and, of course, the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. That people are again able to enjoy Aberdeen’s magnificent public spaces is a cause for celebration. To simply feel the sun on your face and be surrounded by […]
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Help the environment and the economy

Our last blog highlighted numbers that should give us heart amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – numbers describing the great wave of support being offered up by public and staff. As we adjust to a new way of living, there are other figures reshaping our world view. The International Energy Agency is predicting an 8% drop […]
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Reasons to be positive

This week Aberdeen City Council’s Urgent Business Committee will consider a report on the massive financial impact of COVID-19. The figures have been aired – a cost of anywhere between £28 million and £90m depending on what support we get from the Scottish Government. In June officers will bring forward options for how we might […]
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The Right Approach to Recovery

We trust that this blog finds you and your family well. Aberdeen City Council – indeed the whole city – continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in a magnificent way. We have seen 1,600 staff within our organisation complete volunteer forms for new roles. Communities and business are backing one another. Our own Crisis […]
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One Team, One Council, One City

Just over a month ago, Aberdeen City Council agreed its budget for 2020/21 – a task that involved balancing the needs of the city and its most vulnerable residents against a reducing resource. It compelled us to be open-minded about service delivery and ever more ready to embrace partnership working. It required tough decisions, yes, […]
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Aberdeen City Region Deal gathers momentum

When the Aberdeen City Region Deal was signed back in 2016, it was landmark moment.    A partnership between Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, the UK Government, the Scottish Government and private sector organisation Opportunity North East (ONE), the Deal’s 10-year programme is potentially worth in excess of £800 million.   To date we have seen investment in the […]
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Pride at accomplishments of 2019 and anticipation for another year of achievement in Aberdeen

As the city bursts back into life after the festive break, it’s important to take the opportunity to wish a happy and prosperous New Year to all. We must also place on record our sincere thanks for the dedication and commitment of all who worked tirelessly over the holiday period to provide care, support and […]
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Tullos milestone marks the latest key date on packed 2019 calendar

It was a real pleasure to welcome VIP visitors from Tullos Primary School to Cruyff Court Neale Cooper yesterday as the project enters its final exciting phase. Construction work has been completed ahead of schedule and contractors are making final preparations for the first public use this month, with official opening events planned for November […]
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Challenge Poverty Week underlines the importance of positive action in our communities

Aberdeen City Council is proud to be one of more than 100 organisations across Scotland to have pledged support to Challenge Poverty Week. Running through to Sunday, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of the reality in our country as well as challenging stereotypes and increasing support for action against poverty. Crucially, it’s also […]
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Aberdeen ready to roll out the red carpet for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Today’s announcement that the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony will be staged at P&J Live later this year is fantastic for the city and there’s already a great buzz about the event’s arrival in Aberdeen. The awards are part of the fabric of life for British sports fans and the appeal stretches far […]
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