Author Archives: Comms Officer

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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