Council in running for second major award

We are delighted to share with you that Aberdeen City Council has been named as a finalist in the Local Authority of the Year category of The MJ (Municipal Journal) Awards 2020. The MJ Awards recognise excellence in the public sector and are among the most prestigious in the UK. A virtual ceremony will be […]
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Steady progress the goal ahead

Scotland is set to move into Phase 3 of its route map for lifting COVID-19 restrictions. We can’t be sure exactly what tomorrow will bring but the expectation is that it will move us one step closer towards the normality we all desperately crave. That is certainly what Aberdeen City Council has been planning for […]
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Aberdeen to help build a better world 

Some weeks ago, we stressed the importance of making a green economic recovery from the COVID-19. A healthy, prosperous world is what everyone wants and combating climate change must be a part of the global plan. We are delighted, then, that Aberdeen has been recognised as the city to lead Scotland’s move to net zero emissions. The Scottish Government’s new £62 million Energy […]
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Aberdeen celebrates Volunteers’ Week

Our last blog focused on the easing of the COVID-19 restrictions and how we are managing the changes in Aberdeen. Whilst this will remain a priority for Aberdeen City Council moving forward, we also wanted to take some time out to celebrate Volunteers’ Week, which runs until Sunday 7 June. The week is really important […]
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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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