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Welcome to Kingswells

Updated : 3 March 2005

The web site about the community of Kingswells, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Contributions to the site can be emailed to: info@kingswells.com

IT'S NEARLY TIME TO SAY GOOD BYE TO THIS OLD WEB SITE
This website is soon to replaced by a brand new site. So if you are a member of a group, club or organisation you need to get in contact with us now.

We'll give your organisation its own page on the new website, which you can very easily update, add pictures and make announcements - but you need to hurry-up and get in touch. Write to us now at the address in the Kingswells News.

The new website boasts a content management system that will make it easier to navigate and serach for information.

This old site will be archived at the back of the new site in a static format (links will be broken).

So come on don't delay get in contact with us today. And a big thanks to all those who have contacted us, we will be writing to you soon.

KInd regards

Claire Burt

 

CONSULTATION ON WESTER PERIPHERAL ROUTE AT KINGSWELLS.
Brian Adam MSP Aberdeen North is seeking residents views so that he can make the appropriate representation on our behalf. If you wish to make representaions directly you may do so by contacting the AWPRteam at Willowbank House, Willowbank Road, Aberdeen Tel:332300 Read more Posted 14.2.2005

MOBILE LIBRARY SERVICE: Next visit to Kingswells (from 2.30pm to 4.00pm). 28th January, 11th and 25th February and 11th and 25th March 2005.

Further details are available from the mobile library service Tel: 498930

A PRAYER FOR THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS:From Dolly Purnell, Minister Kingswells Parish Church (Posted 3.1.2005)

Almighty God
We come to you this day shocked to the core of our being by the devastation that has been brought upon the lives of so many.

Our ears and our eyes have heard and seen the destruction brought to us on our television screens through radio broadcast and the internet from first hand accounts of the chance meeting and news from family and friends

We confess that in the midst of it all we feel helpless and realise once again how precious yet how fragile and fleeting earthy life is

And so Lord God ; our heavenly Father
Help us in our helplessness through our insufficient words
To intercede in response to the burden we feel upon our hearts today.

We pray for that which has been lost

For so many lives
For children now orphaned and alone
For parents bereft of their little ones
For the security of family life and shelter
For a way of life and a means of support
For precious memories swept away
For human dignity and a sense of belonging

We pray for help

Today we thank you for the aid agencies tirelessly and consistently working among the world's poorest people.

And especially now for the efficiency of the disasters emergency committee co-ordinating supplies, distribution, medical help and assessing need.
For the response of Governments and the realisation of their duty of care.
For the expertise and mobilisation of armed forces.
For the selfless giving of the individual.
In all this grant clear direction that healing might occur and hope be restored.

We pray for the essence of life

Lord God nurture the human spirit of each victim and survivor .
That fear will be dispelled and courage might emerge in the darkness
And above all encourage love that, the world over, we will come to appreciate our common humanity and our shared necessities for life.

These things we ask in the precious name of Jesus Christ

The one who is the same Yesterday today and forever

Amen


A VERY WARM WELCOME TO THE NEW MINISTER AT KINGSWELLS PARISH CHURCH: Rev. Dolly Purnell is a local, born in Aberdeen, she was previously the minister of Fintray Kinellar and Keithhall Parish Churches.
She has two sons, one husband and one cocker spaniel called Max who can be seen regularly from the park and ride bus in the manse garden.
Read more. (Posted 28.12.2004).

POLICE REPORT BY PC KINGHAN: Prepared for the Kingswells Community Council meeting on 29th November 2004.

Priority crimes for the period 2.11.2004 to 29.11.2004
Two crimes in total.
These crimes were associated with one theft from a motor vehicle and one vandalism. The motor vehicle was parked and secured in a nearby farm and the vandalism consisted of two broken windows in central Kingswells.
Read more. (Posted 28.12.2004)

KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Minutes from meeting on 29th November 2004. Read more. (Posted 28.12.2004)

Next meeting January 10th 2005 - Everyone welcome.

Agenda for next meeting:

COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDERS SCHEME
WESTHILLS AND KINGSWELLS LOCAL APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL
SUPPORT: The Garioch and North Marr Community Safety Group is pleased to support the setting up of a First Responders team for the Westhill and Kingwells communities. As you are probably aware First Responders are volunteers who respond at the request of the emergency services to incidents where a local resident has had a cardiac arrest and needs help.
Read more. (Posted 14.12.2004)

HOUSING PLAN FOR GREEN BELT : Hundreds of homes could be built on a slice of Aberdeen's Green Belt, it emerged today (13.12.2004). Bett Homes is bidding for the go-ahead for 240 homes at Hopecroft, on the edge of Bucksburn. Read more (Posted 14.12.2004).

TEENAGERS SPELL OUT WISH-LIST: A Group set up to help young people get what they want is on a fact-finding mission.
A questionnaire has been sent out to every household in Kingswells after local councillor Peter Stephen met teenagers in the village.
Read more (Posted 14.12.2004).

COFFEE MORNING GREAT SUCCESS: The recent coffee morning and Xmas card sale at the Community Centre in aid of Guide Dogs was a success and made £450, the best yet and grateful thanks are due to all who supported it and also those who helped. (Posted 9.11.2004).

MISSING CAT: Have you seen our cat? Max has been missing from the Callum Park area of Kingswells since Friday 5th November. He is a beautiful Ginger Tom approx 2 years old, neutered, very friendly and wearing a green velvet collar.
If anyone has any information on his whereabouts or is looking after him could they please contact me by return e-mail or call 07747 007408 or contact the vet in Kingswells.
We are desperate to find Max, as his sister Molly is really missing him along with the rest of the family. (Posted 9.11.2004).

KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Agenda for meeting on Monday 8th November. Read more (Posted 2.11.2004)

KINGSWELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL NEW PTA COMMITTEE 2004/2005: Read more
KINGSWELLS PRIMARY SCHOOL PTA - MINUTES OF MEETING
Held at:
Kingswells Primary School
Date and Time:
Monday 04/10/04 &endash; 19:00 hrs Read more (Posted 2.11.2004)

KINGSWELLS P.T.A. CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Saturday 27th November 2004 at Kingswells Primary School
10:00am until 12:00pm

Adults £2 (includes Refreshment of 'Reindeer Fizz' + Mince Pie)

Children £1 (includes visit to Santa + Gift, Juice + Biscuit)

ENTRANCE FEE PAYABLE AT THE DOOR ON THE DAY

SANTA arrives 10:30AM (GROTTO open until 11:30AM ONLY!)

Donations for the Raffle or Homebakes Stall would be greatly appreciated.

Due to Aberdeen City Council Food Safety Guidelines for Schools, we cannot take anything with cream fillings, butter icing topped cakes, any meat products, cream truffles or cream meringues.

However, we CAN ACCEPT biscuits and cakes (without fillings), meringues or meringue nests, scones, pancakes, chocolate crispies, tray bakes, marshmallow top hats, table toffee, fudge, confectionary, bagged selection of sweets, pick & mix and bought wrapped donations.

Please drop off any donations at school reception on or before Friday 26th November

  • Face Painting, Tattoos & Lots More
  • Meet Santa
  • Bauble Decorating
  • Raffles to be won
  • Craft Stalls, Homebakes
    COME ALONG AND JOIN THE FUN

THE BIG CHRISTMAS TREE
Mums and Dads &endash; This year Kingswells PTA have come up with a great idea! Each of your 'little cherubs' will now have to fill in only one, yes only one, Christmas Card instead of the usual 25-30.

  • Each class will design their own Christmas Tree (large enough to accommodate 25-30 small 'baubles or cards').
  • The PTA will provide each child with a blank card or bauble which they can then decorate and sign, ready to stick on their Class Tree.
  • Children then donate £1 to stick their card onto their class tree. There will be a 'Donation Box' in each class for this purpose.
    Merry Christmas

TEENAGERS - TELL US WHAT YOU WANT? If you're at secondary school. You'll have an opinion on what is needed for your age group in Kingswells.
Come and discuss your views with Councillor Peter Stephen at Kingswells Community Centre on Friday 29th October at 7.30pm.

MINUTES OF KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING from Monday 6th September 2004 Read more

AGENDA OF KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING from Monday 11th October 2004 Read more

GOSPEL SERVICES: being held in the Webster Park Pavilion, Derberth Grange, Kingswells on Fridays at 7.30pm. All interested are welcome -undenominational. Conducted by M.Sykes and C.Black (Posted 5 October 2004)

UPDATE ON LOCAL PLAN & WPR: The last day for objections to the ACC Finalised Local Plan to be adopted, has passed. Kingswells has responded magnificently with over 500 objections received at St Nicholas House. We will have to wait until all the objections have been counted to know how many have been received from the whole city but we believe the number to be substantial. Read more. (Posted 4 Ocotber 2004 )

KINGSMEAD HOME is looking to recruit experienced Full Time Care Assistants. Please call 749106 for further information and application form. (Posted 4 October 2004)

WINNING KINGSWELLS NEWLY WEDS: Congratulations to Scott and Vicki Davidson, the winners of the Evening Express's Bride of the Month for August. (Posted 4 Ocotber 2004)

VICIOUS ATTACK: Rosemary Rowe (57) was attached as she was walking home, from the shops, through the playpark in Kingswood Mews at about 2.30pm on Tuesday 28 September. Her attacker is described as being in his early 20s, 5ft 9in and of slim build. He was seen running in the direction of Kingswood Drive. He was wearing a distinctive light-brown hunting hat, a brown 3/4 lenght jacket and cream trousers. Witnesses can call 0845 600 5700, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. (Posted 30.9.2004)

WALKER'S THE GUIDE IS LEAVING KINGSWELLS
Hello everyone. Walker again with some sad news - at least it's very sad for me and I hope you will be sad too. I have to leave Kingswells on Wednesday, 15 September to go to Forfar to the Guide Dogs Scottish headquarters to start my more advanced training. Read more. (Posted 14.9.2004).

KINGSWELLS TODDLER GROUP: is now up and running again. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 at the community centre. All pre-school age children and their parents/guardians are welcome to come along. It's a really friendly group and a great way for children and adults to make new friends.
Come along and find out more about our children's parties and mums' nights out! (Posted 10.9.2004) Fiona

KINGSWELLS LUXURY HOME WILL NEED REBUILT:The boss of a North-east building firm today claimed he was not to blame for the subsidence of a luxury family home. Read more. (Posted 9.9.2004).

KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Agenda for meeting on Monday 6th September, 8pm at Kingswells Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Read more

KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY COUNCIL: Minutes from previous meeting. Read more (Posted 5.9.2004)

KINGSWELLS' TREASURES: I wonder if you have thought recently about who will be most affected by the WPR in our area? I did, after reading comments in the P&J last month. They pictured the Park& Ride and one of their heavy-duty drilling machines in the field, just behind the badger set and the vixen's earth on my land. Read more. (Posted 26.8.2004).
(Comments from local residents about the WPR)

ADVICE TO KINGSWELLS RESIDENTS REGARDING LOCAL CRIME and 'QUALITY OF LIFE' ISSUES: As with all residential areas within Aberdeen City, Kingswells suffers from occasional incidents of vandalism, youth disorder, underage drinking and behaviour which impacts on the quality of life of residents. A small number of the growing youth population within Kingswells will from time to time, become involved in such behaviour. While the current rate of incidents remains comparatively very low, it is important that residents, the police, other agencies and community based organisations play their part in preventing, reducing and responding to incidents effectively and fairly. Read More (Posted 26.8.2004)

If you have any queries or concerns, and wish to speak to your local Neighbourhood Officer, please do not hesitate to contact Constable Kinghan on telephone number 0845 600 5 700.

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM BROADBAND4KINGSWELLS:
Broadband4kingswells is pleased to announce that the likely hood of broadband becoming available to all in Kingswells is higher than ever. Read more (Posted 19.8.2004)

WALKER'S DIARY: Hello Everyone. Walker here again with another word or two. Thought you might like to know that it was my birthday on 14 August and I was one year old. By this time, Mum says I really should be off to the "Big School" at Forfar for all my new lessons, but Mum spoke to the school people and got to keep me longer. So I'll be staying till probably early September and I hope to see you all soon. Read more (Posted 17.8.2004)
GUIDE DOG EVENTS IN KINGSWELLS
CHRISTMAS CARD SALE in aid of Guide Dog Funds:

  • 2 October - Mannofield Church Hall commencing at 10am
  • 30 October - Kingswells Community Centre commencing at 10am
  • 6 November - Ferryhill Church Hall commencing at 10am

Coffee & biscuits available at all card sales

If any group, organization or school would like to have a talk on Guide Dogs and Guide Dog puppies, please contact Mrs Lydia Martin, Registered National Speaker, on tel 740030.

LOCAL PLAN OBJECTION PERIOD OPENS ON THURSDAY 19 AUGUST 2004
Aberdeen residents are advised that the Finalised Local Plan 'Green Spaces - New Places' will go 'on deposit' this Thursday (August 19) - with a six week period when objections can be lodged. Read more (Posted 17.8.2004)

AUGUST EDITION OF KINGSWELLS NEWS IS OUT NOW. Your copy should be delivered to your door, or collect a copy from the Coop.

TO ADVERTISE IN THE NEXT KINGSWELLS NEWS - BOOK NOW: If you wish to advertise your business, event, organisation or services then book your adverts before September 22nd for inclusion in the OCTOBER edition. Emailing the details to info@kingswells.com and mark the subject line OCTOBER -KINGSWELLS NEWS
EDITORIAL - SEND IT NOW: If you have an article suitable for publishing in the next edition then please also email it to info@kingswells.com and mark the subject line OCTOBER -KINGSWELLS NEWS.
PHOTOS - SEND THEM IN NOW: Please also send in any photos you have of the surrounding area, events, sports activities etc, which can also be published in the newsletter. Don't forget to caption them. Thanks

KINGSWELLS COMMUNITY CENTRE has activities to suit every age. Weekly programme available. Read more (Posted 9.8.2004)

KINGSWELLS ROVERS FINISH SECOND: The footballing stars of Kingswells finished a worthy second in our consolation group, with the team finally coming good and winning their last three games. Read more. (Posted 9.8.2004).

KINGSWELLS ROVERS: Champion Street 2004 :The squad is made up of nineteen players, both boys and girls from the Kingswells area. (With the exception of two boys, who are former residents of the area).Read more.

Keep up to date with our very own football team in the Evening Express 'Champion Street'. Read more (Posted 20.7.2004)

NEW PLAQUES TO CELEBRATE THE HISTORY OF THE CONSUMPTION DYKE: The East Dyke plaques, provide a background to the history of the consumption dykes that runs through the heart of Kingswells. All the Kingswells Consumption dykes are scheduled ancient monuments - ie monuments of national importance. Read more (Posted 2.7.2004)

The FEBRUARY edition of KINGSWELLS NEWS is out now. If you're missing a copy collect one from the COOP now.

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