PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Following the Police Report at the recent meeting of Westhill and Elrick Community Council on 14th May, WECC would like to use this opportunity to remind members of the public to first call the Police if they witness a criminal act, rather than post such incidents on social media at the first instance. The police have stated that it is much easier for them to deal with crime if it is reported direct to them at the time of occurrence. Emergencies aside, which should be reported via calling 999, if you would like to report anything else to the Police please use either their non-emergency number 101 or via www.scotland.police.uk or if you wish to remain anonymous, then use Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
WECC are meeting on Thursday 14th May, using the Zoom conference call system.
Link to agenda WECC Meeting Agenda 14th May 2020
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Message from Aberdeenshire Council Covid 19 Communication team
It has been brought to our attention that some community groups are continuing to undertake some gardening works in public areas controlled by the council, attending to flower beds, planters and hanging baskets etc.
Whilst we appreciate your commitment to your own community in undertaking various tasks during this difficult time, we do however ask that you do not undertake any gardening/landscape tasks at present in council parks, open spaces and other publicly accessible areas.
We all have a duty to follow the Government’s guidance regarding the Covid-19 restrictions, particularly on social distancing and the message to ‘stay at home’. As a Council this means we can only undertake critical works at present e.g. health and social care, waste collection and burial services. It is for this reason we are unable to attend to flowerbeds, grass cutting (burial areas excluded) and general maintenance of public spaces during the lockdown.
We will have the enormous task of recovering from lockdown, once restrictions are lifted sufficiently to allow us to once again undertake our works in a safe manner. This will have to be done in a prioritised and phased manner and it is then, at that point, that we may encourage and welcome community participation.
If you still wish to contribute to your community by assisting in some way when the restrictions have been lifted, then please do get in touch by calling our Landscape Team on 03456 08 12 05.
The Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub website http://www.gcah.org.uk was launched at end of March as a focal point for information and assistance for anyone affected by coronavirus anywhere in Grampian. Find the services you need or links to information from across the area.
Westhill & Elrick Community Council are helping to promote the website and helpline by delivering the leaflet shown below to around 2500 homes in Westhill. The deliveries are being done by the residents who help to deliver the Westhill Bulletin and by WECC members