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Looking to 2022 with renewed hope  

Hundreds of new council homes.   The refresh of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan.    A Royal opening for Aberdeen Art Gallery.    Energy giant bp set to become the commercial partner for our hydrogen hub.    A dynamic visitor attraction based in the renovated Provost Skene’s House.  These are just some of the highlights from 2021.   Though Covid-19 continues to dominate daily […]
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A time for patience and understanding

Heading into Christmas we yet again find our festive plans dominated by Covid-19. The disease continues to claim lives and bring ill health across the country and my heart goes out to all those affected. The vaccination programme has overall reduced Covid’s spread and its severity but the level of infection is still placing hospitals […]
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Embracing the spirit of COP26

On Sunday, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties – known as COP26 – will start in Glasgow. More than 100 world leaders will attend the two-week event to hopefully agree action to limit global warming and head off impacts like extreme weather and continuing loss of habitat, killers around the globe. […]
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On the cusp of great change

As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic – approaching a stage where it can be managed in the context of daily life – Aberdeen is on the cusp of once-in-a-generation change. Restrictions have eased and activity is returning to our city. Workers carrying cups of coffee on the way to the office have become a […]
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Refreshing our blueprint for prosperity

Earlier this month Community Planning Aberdeen launched a refresh of the Local Outcome Improvement Plan – or LOIP, as it is more commonly known. The council, its partners and our communities have together made a real difference to disadvantaged and vulnerable people since the LOIP’s launch in 2016. By providing access to food, shelter, fuel […]
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Public spending watchdog offers vote of confidence

In 2021/22 Aberdeen City Council is spending nearly £700 million on running services and building projects. Part of our job is to ensure that every penny is used in a proper, effective and efficient way. Today saw the publication of a Best Value Assurance Report by the Accounts Commission, which oversees how councils perform in […]
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Driving the green agenda

Earlier this month the council unanimously agreed a five-year plan for combating climate change. This year’s budget also enshrined our ongoing commitment to protecting the people and place from the impacts of global warming. We are all increasingly trying be greener in our lives and a lot of excellent work is already being carried out […]
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Reasons to look ahead with hope

We ended 2020 by sharing a video and would like to do the same again as the New Year gets under way. The Christmas thank-you video captured in numbers the amazing support delivered by staff, partners and volunteers across the city in dealing with COVID-19. Today’s video describes a different set of numbers – the […]
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The spirit of giving

Our final blog of 2020 takes the form a simple Christmas thank-you message. During this time of giving we wish to celebrate what has been a year of giving in response to COVID-19. Our staff, partners and volunteers have worked tirelessly to keep the city going, safeguarding and supporting the vulnerable in the initial stages […]
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Aberdeen can lead Covid-19 recovery

This month saw the publication of the third annual Economic Policy Panel Report, an independent assessment of the state of Aberdeen’s economy. Given the devastating financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, it wasn’t an easy read. The authors explained that world output had shrunk by over a tenth in the first six months of the […]
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