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Celebrations as Aberdeen marks Care Day

If you were to ask 10 individuals what they view as the priority for a Council you may well get 10 different answers. Depending on the services you use day to day, your opinion will be different – whether roads, schools, cycle lanes, culture and events, digital infrastructure we all have issues that are close […]
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Special seal of approval for Food and Fun initiative

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Food and Fun initiative following the presentation of the inaugural University of Aberdeen Principal’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. The honour was announced during the ceremony to install Professor George Boyne as  Principal and Vice-Chancellor last month. Led by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay, it […]
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Difficult choices ahead as budget challenges grow

In little over four weeks, councillors will meet in the chamber to set the 2019/20 budget. The choices presented to elected members will be difficult, with the scale of the savings required to set a balanced budget increasing to incredibly challenging levels. Reduced central funding and increased demand leaves Aberdeen City Council facing a gap […]
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Festive wishes to all from Aberdeen City Council

Another year has galloped past and the festive season is in full flow. On behalf of everyone here at Aberdeen City Council, season’s greetings to all and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Working at the Town House we’ve been fortunate to be at the heart of the hubbub of the […]
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Sleep in the Park: Cities unite to raise awareness of homelessness

On Saturday we will join the crowds at Duthie Park for Aberdeen’s gathering as part of the national Sleep in the Park event. In Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow thousands more will also be taking part in Social Bite’s initiative, designed not only to raise vital funds but crucially to raise awareness of one of society’s […]
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New report to put Aberdeen’s economy under the microscope

Every green shoot of recovery in Aberdeen in the years since the oil and gas downturn hit hardest has been welcomed locally. The optimism that accompanies the city’s revival has replaced the pessimism that came with the sharp shock to the regional economy that has had a deep and lasting impact on the region. With […]
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An opportunity to take stock of community planning progress

  The continued success of Community Planning Aberdeen is something the Council and all of our partners strive for. That collaborative approach was at the heart of a really valuable event earlier this month. The CPA Taking Stock session involved all key stakeholders and offered the chance to review the progress of the Partnership since the […]
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A month of positive progress

September has been a month of positive progress updates from very different strands of our plans for the city. It was a real privilege to return to Stoneywood School to meet pupils and staff and find out how well they have settled in to their new surroundings. The last time I was at the site, the […]
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Fortnite, the Grand Canyon and Aberdeen’s digital future

Fortnite, the Grand Canyon and Aberdeen’s digital future. They may seem like three very different subject matters, but all three came together this week at an event to mark the roll-out of the build programme for the city’s most significant digital infrastructure project. I had the pleasure of representing the Council as CityFibre celebrated progress […]
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Invest Aberdeen showcases our city on the global stage

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of Invest Aberdeen – this week we have seen the new inward investment hub in action. The team has been formed as a joint venture between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council with ambitious goals for attracting significant investment in the city region. Last week’s […]
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