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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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An award for all of Aberdeen

This month Aberdeen City Council was crowned Local Authority of the Year in the MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Awards 2020.  It gives us enormous pride to have won this prestigious UK title celebrating achievements in local government. The MJ Awards highlight the very real difference public sector workers make to people’s lives – day in, day out […]
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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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