Arnhall Moss – the next 5 years

Arnhall Moss was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 1992. It has a management plan which is reviewed every 5 years and the next 5 year plan is just in the process of being written. The plan sets all the things that could be done at the site over the next few years, so includes things like how to look after and improve the paths; how to manage the trees on the site and how the site could be used for community events.

We’d really like to know how you think the site should be managed in the next 5 years, so we’ve prepared an online consultation to gather your views. You can find the consultation here: http://survey.walking-the-talk.co.uk/arnhall-moss

We’d really like your views on the future for Arnhall Moss, so please take the time to let us know your thoughts. The consultation closes on 6th December. Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about the site, or would like to get involved in helping to manage Arnhall Moss, please email tamsin@walking-the-talk.co.uk.

Westhill in Bloom: get your entry in by 26th July

Entries for Westhill in Bloom will be accepted until 26th July.

The competition looks to celebrate the glorious gardens of Westhill and Elrick and the skills of those look after them. Trophies and small prizes are on offer for a range of categories.

Judging will take place early August.

The nomination/entry form can be found here: Westhill in Bloom 2019 application form

It is also on page 93 of Westhill Bulletin Sumer issue

Contact:  westhillinbloom@hotmail.com

 

Westhill Gala 8th June

At the Westhill Gala on Saturday 8th June the Gateway Sculpture project team will be there to explain the sculpture and the journey to it’s unveiling on 11th May.
There will also be a display to mark the 50 years since housebuilding started in Westhill  The display includes old and new maps and photos of Westhill from the 60s and 70s

Bulletin photo

Current Status of WECC

WECC have had some internal difficulties over the last year or so. After several attempts at resolving these on our own, the Garioch Area Office of Aberdeenshire Council has now stepped in to provide support to WECC for a 3-month period (May to July), to allow us to resolve these difficulties while preserving the integrity of the Community Council. During this period of being in a Supported Status, we are operating as a Steering Group and have no statutory responsibilities like commenting on planning applications. Our meetings also cease to be open to the public until the period ends. Nevertheless, our other activities like the Bulletin, involvement in the Westhill Gala, and unveiling the anniversary Sculpture progress as usual. It is a time for us to focus on those things which need to change to make us more effective and to ensure that our operations are fully in line with the Scheme of Establishment. We would ask for everyone’s patience and continued support as we work through these issues.