New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – East Main Avenue

Start Date and Time : 26 November 2021 04:00 
End Date and Time : 12 January 2022 17:00

Location : East Main Avenue

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 on 29 November, 2021 until 17:00 on 12 January, 2022, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on both sides of East Main Avenue, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Arnage Drive and Mastrick Drive.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC footway resurfacing works. 

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Burnbrae Crescent / Burnbrae Place / Burnbrae Avenue

Start Date and Time : 01 November 2021 04:00
End Date and Time : 14 November 2021 17:00

Location : Burnbrae Crescent / Burnbrae Place / Burnbrae Avenue

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 01 November, 2021 until 17:00 14 November, 2021, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Burnbrae Crescent, Burnbrae Place and Burnbrae Avenue, Aberdeen for their entire lengths.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretches of carriageways for any purpose for the duration of the works.

Restricted access will be permitted if safe to do so via Fernhill Place and Hallfield Road.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Fernill Drive, Fernhill Road, Fernhill Place or Fernhill Drive, Langstracht (A944), Springhill Road, Hallfield Road

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 45, Mastrick Defects

Start Date and Time : 13 November 2021 08:00
End Date and Time : 05 December 2021 17:00

Location : City Fibre 45, Mastrick Defects

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on the following streets; Lossie Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Greenfern Road to a point 5 metres in a northerly direction and also on Ness Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Greenfern Road to a point 5 metres in a northerly direction from 08:00 on 13th November, 2021, until 07:00 on 14th November, 2021 and also from 08:00 on 20th November, 2021, until 07:00 on 21st November, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Greenfern Road, Findhorn Place and Dulnain Road; Brebner Crescent, Aberdeen, from its junction with Hutton Place to the boundary between number 14 and 16 Brebner Crescent from 08:00 until 17:00 on 15th November, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Hutton Place and Cruden Crescent. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road; Springhill Crescent, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 29 and 31 Springhill Crescent to the boundary between number 31 and 33 Springhill Crescent from 08:00 on 16th November, 2021, until 17:00 on 17th November, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Springhill Terrace and Byron Terrace.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road; Arnage Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Arnage Gardens to the boundary between number 59 and 61 Arnage Drive from 08:00 on 18th November, 2021, until 17:00 on 19th November, 2021.

An alternative route is available via New Park Road, Mastrick Drive and East Main Avenue.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road; Cairnwell Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Gairnshiel Place to the boundary between number 3 and 5 Cairnwell Drive from 08:00 on 19th November, 2021, until 17:00 on 20th November, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Gairnshiel Place, Invercauld Road and Long Walk Road.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road; Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets; Greenfern Road, Aberdeen between its junctions with Lossie Place and Ness Place from 08:00 on 13th November, 2021, until 07:00 on 14th November, 2021 and also from 08:00 on 20th November, 2021, until 07:00 on 21st November, 2021; Brebner Terrace, Aberdeen, from its junction with Springhill Road to the boundary between number 74 and 76 Brebner Terrace and also on either side of Springhill Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Lintmill Terrace to the boundary between number 267 and 269 Springhill Road and also on the north side of Davidson Gardens, Aberdeen, from its junction with Springhill Road to the boundary between number 4 and 6 Davidson Gardens from 08:00 on 27th November, 2021, until 07:00 on 28th November, 2021 and also from 08:00 on 4th December, 2021, until 07:00 on 5th December, 2021 Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – City Fibre Pn224 Sheddocksley

Start Date and Time : 23 September 2021 08:00
End Date and Time : 03 November 2021 18:00

Location : City Fibre Pn224 Sheddocksley

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sumburgh Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lewis Road and Kirkwall Avenue from 08:00 on 5th October, 2021, until 13:00 on 7th October, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Lewis Road. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Arran Avenue, Benbecula Road, Kirkwall Avenue, Lewis Court, Lewis Drive, Lewis Road, Stornoway Crescent, Sumburgh Crescent, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 23rd September, 2021, until 17:00 on 3rd November, 2021.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Burnbrae Crescent / Burnbrae Place / Burnbrae Avenue

Start Date and Time : 24 October 2021 04:00 
End Date and Time : 07 November 2021 17:00

Location : Burnbrae Crescent / Burnbrae Place / Burnbrae Avenue

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 24 October, 2021 until 17:00 07 November, 2021, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Burnbrae Crescent, Burnbrae Place and Burnbrae Avenue, Aberdeen for their entire lengths.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretches of carriageways for any purpose for the duration of the works.

Restricted access will be permitted if safe to do so via Fernhill Place and Hallfield Road.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Fernill Drive, Fernhill Road, Fernhill Place or Fernhill Drive, Langstracht (A944), Springhill Road, Hallfield Road 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick Drive

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Start Date and Time : 03 October 2021 04:00
End Date and Time : 10 October 2021 17:00

Location : Mastrick Drive

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 04:00 03 October, 2021 until 17:00 10 October, 2021, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Mastrick Drive, Aberdeen, between Lang Stracht and Whitemyers Avenue.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of carriageway for any purpose for the duration of the works.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC carriageway resurfacing works.
Alternate Route : Lang Stracht (A944), Whitemyers Place, Whitemyres Avenue and vice versa

Temporary Traffic Order – Burnbrae Avenue

Start Date and Time : 27 September 2021 08:00
End Date and Time : 10 October 2021 17:00

Location : Burnbrae Avenue

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 27 September, 2021 until 17:00 on 10 October, 2021, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Burnbrae Avenue, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Burnbrae Crescent and Fernhill Drive.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during ACC footway resurfacing works.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre Pn224 Sheddocksley

Start Date and Time : 23 September 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 03 November 2021 18:00

Location : City Fibre Pn224 Sheddocksley

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sumburgh Crescent, Aberdeen between its junctions for the car park entrance between number 8 and 20 Sumburgh Crescent and the entrance to the Sheddocksley Community Centre from 08:00 on 23rd September, 2021, until 17:00 on 24th September, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Lewis Road and also on Sumburgh Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lewis Road and Kirkwall Avenue from 08:00 on 5th October, 2021, until 07:00 on 7th October, 2021. An alternative route is available via Lewis Road.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Arran Avenue, Benbecula Road, Kirkwall Avenue, Lewis Court, Lewis Drive, Lewis Road, Stornoway Crescent, Sumburgh Crescent, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 23rd September, 2021, until 17:00 on 3rd November, 2021.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 100 metres at a time. For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 08001114669.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre 

Spaces For People Update

The Spaces For People measures which were introduced in George Street, Rosemount and Torry to reduce vehicle numbers and provide more space for people to socially distance during the pandemic, are to be removed following the Scottish Government’s decision to move to level 0 restrictions on 19th July.

These works will start in Rosemount on 9th of August and will take about three weeks to remove. George Street works start on 23rd August and will also take 3 weeks. Works start in Torry on 13th September and will take about a week. The removal of City Centre works is subject to a decision being taken at the City Growth & Resources Committee on 10th August. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Whitemyres Avenue

Start Date and Time : 30 August 2021 07:00 
End Date and Time : 01 September 2021 18:00

Location : Whitemyres Avenue

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on 30th August, 2021, until 18:00 on 1st September, 2021 is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Whitemyres Avenue, Aberdeen, from its junction with Mastrick Drive to the entrance for Booker cash and carry.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during City Fibre duct laying works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Arran Avenue, Cloghill Place, Derbeth Crescent & Sheddocksley Drive

Start Date and Time : 06 August 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 16 September 2021 17:00

Location : Arran Avenue, Cloghill Place, Derbeth Crescent & Sheddocksly Drive

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on the following streets: Arran Avenue, Aberdeen, from its junction with Jura Place to the boundary between the rear of number 14 and 22 Stroma Terrace from 08:00 on 6th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 7th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Lewis Road; Cloghill Place, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Sheddocksley Drive and Derbeth Crescent from 08:00 on 10th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 11th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Borrowstone Place and Derbeth Crescent; Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Derbeth Crescent to the boundary between number 35 and 37 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 16th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 17th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Windford Road and Sheddocksley Road; Borrowstone Place, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Sheddocksley Drive and Derbeth Crescent from 08:00 on 18th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 19th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Dinbaith Place and Derbeth Crescent; Derbeth Crescent, Aberdeen, from its junction near the boundary between number 64 and 66 Derbeth Crescent to the boundary between number 60 and 62 Derbeth Crescent from 08:00 on 20th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 21st August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive and Dinbaith Place; Derbeth Crescent, Aberdeen, from the gable end of number 46 Derbeth Crescent to the boundary between number 54 and 56 Derbeth Crescent from 08:00 on 23rd August, 2021, until 17:00 on 24th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive and Dinbaith Place; Dinbaith Place, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Sheddocksley Drive and Derbeth Crescent from 08:00 on 25th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 26th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Borrowstone Place and Derbeth Crescent; Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Borrowstone Place to the boundary between number 46 and 48 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 27th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 28th August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Borrowstone Place, Derbeth Crescent and Dinbaith Place; Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, between its junction with Cloghill Place and Springhill Road from 08:00 on 30th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 31st August, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Springhill Road, Maidencraig Place and Sheddocksley Road Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a one-way restriction on Lewis Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Arran Avenue. The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only from 08:00 on 12th August, 2021, until 07:00 on 14th August, 2021.

An alternative route for southbound vehicles is available via Arran Avenue, Skye Road and Lang Stracht

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Arran Avenue, Barra Walk, Borrowstone Place, Cloghill Place, Colonsay Crescent, Derbeth Crescent, Dinbaith Place, Jura Place, Lewis Road, Rona Place, Stroma Terrace, Tiree Crescent, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 6th August, 2021, until 17:00 on 16th September, 2021.

Due to any ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 50 metres at a time.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – North Anderson Drive

Start Date and Time : 17 July 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 25 July 2021 17:00 
Location : North Anderson Drive

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on Saturday, 17 July 2021, until 17:00 on Sunday, 18 July 2021, and from 08:00 on Saturday, 24 July 2021, until 17:00 on Sunday, 25 July 2021, is to impose a temporary prohibition of right turn manoeuvres from North Anderson Drive on to Lang Stracht.

There will also be northbound and southbound lane closures on North Anderson Drive approaching the Lang Stracht/Westburn Road junction.

Delays are to be expected.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Aberdeen City Council.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU Utilities on 0800 1114669 or ronan.duffy@gcultd.com 

Alternate Route : via North Anderson Drive southbound, King’s Cross roundabout, North Anderson Drive northbound. 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Springhill Road & Kingsford Road

Start Date and Time : 19 July 2021 08:00
End Date and Time : 30 July 2021 17:00

Location : Springhill Road & Kingsford Road

Description : There will be temporary traffic lights on Springhill Road at its junction with Kingsford Road.

These lights will be in operation from 8am 19th July 2021- until 17:00 30th July 2021, they will be in operation during the working day.

This is to protect public safety during resurfacing works by Aberdeen City Council.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Willowpark Crescent

Start Date and Time : 05 July 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 16 July 2021 15:00

Location : Willowpark Crescent 
Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Willowpark Crescent, Aberdeen, from the northern gable of numbers 85-95 Willowpark Crescent to the southern gable of numbers 97-107 Willowpark Crescent from 08:00 on Monday, 5 July 2021, until 17:00 on Friday, 16 July 2021.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road. An alternative route is available via Ross Crescent, Willowpark Road, and Willowpark Place.

There will be a temporary prohibition of driving on North Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, on the service road between two points 15m either side of the car park access at the rear of Rosehill House from 08:00 on Tuesday, 6 July 2021, until 17:00 on Monday, 19 July 2021.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road.

An alternative route is available via Ashgrove Road West, North Anderson Drive, and Forresterhill Road.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during heating duct installation works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 744473, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Fernhill Drive and Lang Stracht

Start Date and Time : 25 June 2021 18:30 
End Date and Time : 28 June 2021 06:00

Location : Fernhill Drive and Lang Stracht

Description : Fernhill Drive will be closed from its junction with Lang Stracht to its southern junction with Burnbrae Crescent.

There will be a 10mph speed restriction imposed on Lang Stracht from its junction with Stronsay Drive to a point 100m west of its junction with Fernhill Drive.

There will be a prohibition of right turn manoeuvres from the access road at Lidl on to Lang Stracht.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 744473, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

Alternate Route : via Lang Stracht, Springhill Road and Greenfern Road. 

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Fernhill Drive

Start Date and Time : 02 June 2021 22:00

End Date and Time : 22 June 2021 06:00 

Location : Fernhill Drive 

Description : Fernhill Drive will be closed from the path leading to numbers 1-11 Fernhill Drive to its junction with Lang Stracht.

There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 744473, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com 

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Springhill Road and Greenfern Road. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – ACCFibre8

Start Date and Time : 21 June 2021 07:30

End Date and Time : 25 June 2021 21:00

Location : ACCFibre8

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Skye Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Raasay Gardens, from 07:30 on Tuesday, 22 June 2021, until 22:00 on Wednesday, 23 June 2021, and on Lewis Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and the car park at numbers 23-35 Derbeth Crescent, from 07:30 on Thursday, 24 June 2021, until 22:00 on Friday, 25 June 2021.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for Aberdeen City Council.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU Utilities on 0800 1114669 or ronan.duffy@gcultd.com

Alternate Route : Alternative routes are available via Lang Stracht, Lewis Road, and Arran Avenue, and via Lang Stracht, Skye Road, and Arran Avenue. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick heating duct

Start Date and Time : 02 June 2021 22:00 
End Date and Time : 20 June 2021 22:00

Location : Mastrick heating duct

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 22:00 on 02 June 2021, until 22:00 on 20 June 2021, is to impose the restrictions below to allow heating duct installation works.

The works will be carried out in stages as per the schedule below.

Stage 1; Fernhill Drive will be closed from its junction with Burnbrae Place to its southern junction with Burnbrae Crescent. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

Stage 2; Fernhill Drive will be closed from the path leading to numbers 1-11 Fernhill Drive to its junction with Lang Stracht. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

Stage 3; there will be a prohibition of right turn manoeuvres from Fernhill Drive on to Lang Stracht, and from Lang Stracht on to Fernhill Drive.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 744473, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Springhill Road and Greenfern Road. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick Heating Duct5

Start Date and Time : 17 May 2021 07:00
End Date and Time : 02 June 2021 22:00

Location : Mastrick Heating Duct5

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on Monday, 17 May 2021, until 22:00 on Wednesday, 2 June 2021, is to impose the restrictions below to allow heating duct installation works.

The works will be carried out in stages as per the schedule below.

Stage 1; Fernhill Drive will be closed from a point 10m north of its junction with Hillylands Road to its junction with Burnbrae Avenue. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

Hillylands Road will be closed from its junction with Fernhill Drive to the boundary between numbers 29 and 31 Hillylands Road. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

The one-way system on Burnbrae Crescent from its northern junction with Fernhill Drive to its junction with Fernhill Place will be suspended. There will be a prohibition of waiting on Burnbrae Crescent from its northern junction with Fernhill Drive to the driveway at the side of numbers 2-12 Burnbrae Crescent.

Stage 2; Fernhill Drive will be closed from its northern junction with Burnbrae Crescent to Burnbrae Place. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

The one-way system on Burnbrae Avenue from its junction with Fernhill Drive to its junction with Burnbrae Crescent will be suspended.

There wll be a prohibition of waiting on Burnbrae Avenue from its junction with Fernhill Drive to the driveway at the side of numbers 1-6 Burnbrae Avenue. Stage 3;

Fernhill Drive will be closed from the driveway at number 25 Fernhill Drive to its southern junction with Burnbrae Crescent. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

The one-way system on Burnbrae Place from its junction with Fernhill Drive to its junction with Burnbrae Crescent will be suspended.

There will be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Burnbrae Place from its junction with Burnbrae Crescent to the disabled parking bay at the rear of numbers 1-11 Fernhill Drive, and on either side of Burnbrae Place from the footpath at the side of numbers 53-63 Burnbrae Crescent to the southern gable of number 8 Burnbrae Place, and also on either side of Burnbrae Place from its junction with Fernhill Drive to a point 10m in a westerly direction.

Stage 4; Fernhill Drive will be closed from the southern gable of numbers 1-11 Fernhill Drive to its junction with Lang Styracht. There will be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road.

Access to Burnbrae Avenue during stage 2 will be maintained from Burnbrae Crescent.

Access to Burnbrae Place during stage 3 will be maintained from Burnbrae Crescent.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 744473, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

Alternate Route : An alternative route for the Fernhill Drive closures is available via Lang Stracht, Springhill Road and Greenfern Road.

An alternative route for the Hillylands Road closure is available via Croft Road, Croft Terrace, and Arnage Drive.

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Ross Crescent

Start Date and Time : 06 May 2021 07:00 
End Date and Time : 12 May 2021 17:00

Location : Ross Crescent

Description : There will be temporary traffic signals on Ross Crescent with its junction with Mastrick Drive.

These signals will be in operation from 07:00 6th may until 17:00 12th May and will be in operation 24 hours a day.

This is to protect public safety during Scottish Water works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – CITY FIBRE PN296, SHEDDOCKSLEY, ABERDEEN

Start Date and Time : 19 May 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 29 June 2021 17:00

Location : CITY FIBRE PN296, SHEDDOCKSLEY, ABERDEEN.

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on the following streets: Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 149 and 151 Sheddocksley Drive to the gable end of number 165 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 19th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 20th May, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Derbeth Crescent, Lewis Road and Taransay Crescent;

Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, between its junction with Wardhead Place and the gable end of number 150 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 21st May, 2021, until 17:00 on 22nd May, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Wardhead Place, Sheddocksley Road and Harthill Place;

Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Harthill Place to the boundary between number 116 and 118 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 25th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 26th May, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Wardhead Place, Sheddocksley Road and Harthill Place;

Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Harthill Place to the boundary between number 102 and 104 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 27th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 28th May, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Harthill Place, Sheddocksley Road and Auchlea Place;

Harthill Place, Aberdeen, between its junction with Sheddocksley Drive and the gable end of number 10 Harthill Place from 08:00 on 31st May, 2021, until 17:00 on 1st June, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Auchlea Place and Sheddocksley Road;

Harthill Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Road to the boundary between number 3 and 5 Harthill Place from 08:00 on 2nd June, 2021, until 17:00 on 3rd June, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Auchlea Place and Sheddocksley Road;

Auchlea Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Road to the boundary between number 3 and 5 Auchlea Place from 08:00 on 4th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 5th June, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Road, Auchlea Road and Sheddocksley Drive;

Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Kingsford Road and the gable end of number 47 Sheddocksley Road from 08:00 on 7th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 8th June, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Kingsford Road, Springhill Road and Brodinch Place;

Auchlea Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Sheddocksley Drive and the gable end of number 27 Auchlea Road from 08:00 on 9th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 10th June, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Sheddocksley Drive, Auchlea Place and Sheddocksley Road;

Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 86 and 88 Sheddocksley Drive to the gable end of number 96 Sheddocksley Drive from 08:00 on 16th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 17th June, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Auchlea Road, Sheddocksley Road and Auchlea Place.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Auchlea Road, Harthill Place, Kingsford Road, Sheddocksley Drive, Sheddocksley Road, Wardhead Place, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 19th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 29th June, 2021.

Due to any ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 50 metres at a time.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452 

New Temporary Traffic Lights Imposed – Mastrick Road

Start Date and Time : 04 May 2021 08:00
End Date and Time : 05 May 2021 17:00
Location : Mastrick Road

Description : There will be temporary Traffic Signals on Mastrick Road by the junction with Arnage Place.

These lights will be in operation from 08:00 on the 4th May until 17:00 on the 5th May. These lights will be in operation 24 hours, this is to protect public safety during City Fibre works.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Mastrick City Fibre PN297

Start Date and Time : 18 May 2021 08:00
End Date and Time : 08 June 2021 17:00
Location : Mastrick City Fibre PN297

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on the following streets: Hallfield Road, Aberdeen, from the junction with Burnbrae Crescent to the boundary between number 8 and 10 Hallfield Road from 08:00 on 18th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 19th May, 2021. An alternative route is available via Springhill Road, Lang Stracht, Fernhill Drive, Burnbrae Avenue and Burnbrae Crescent;

Greenfern Avenue, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 9 and 11 Greenfern Avenue to the gable end of number 23 Greenfern Avenue from 08:00 on 20th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 21st May, 2021. An alternative route is available via Greenfern Road, Fernhill Drive and Fernhill Road;

Fernhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Greenfern Avenue and Fernhill Place from 08:00 on 24th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 25th May, 2021. An alternative route is available via Greenfern Avenue, Greenfern Road and Fernhill Drive;

Burnbrae Crescent, Aberdeen, from its junction with Hallfield Road and to the gable end of number 9 Burnbrae Crescent from 08:00 on 26th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 27th May, 2021. An alternative route is available via Hallfield Road, Springhill Road, Lang Stracht, Fernhill Drive and Burnbrae Avenue;

Fernhill Road, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 3 and 5 Fernhill Road to the boundary between number 7 and 9 Fernhill Road from 08:00 on 28th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 29th May, 2021. An alternative route is available via Fernhill Drive, Greenfern Road and Greenfern Avenue;

Fernhill Road, Aberdeen, from the boundary between number 55 and 57 Fernhill Road to the boundary between number 63 and 65 Fernhill Road from 08:00 on 1st June, 2021, until 17:00 on 2nd June, 2021. An alternative route is available via Springhill Road, Greenfern Road and Greenfern Avenue;

Burnbrae Crescent, Aberdeen, from its junction with Hallfield Road to the boundary between number 21-31 and 33-43 Burnbrae Crescent from 08:00 on 3rd June, 2021, until 17:00 on 4th June, 2021. An alternative route is available via Fernhill Drive, Burnbrae Avenue and Burnbrae Crescent;

Burnbrae Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junction with Fernhill Drive and Burnbrae Place. An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Springhill Road and Hallfield Road and also on Fernhill Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Lang Stracht to the boundary between number 1-11 and 13-23 Fernhill Drive. An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Springhill Road and Greenfern Road from 08:00 on 5th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 6th June, 2021.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Springhill Road between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Sheddocksley Drive to allow for regular bus services from 08:00 on 5th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 6th June, 2021.

Burnbrae Place, Aberdeen, between its junction with Burnbrae Crescent and a point 15 metres in a northerly direction from 08:00 on 7th June, 2021, until 17:00 on 8th June, 2021. An alternative route is available via Fernhill Drive and Burnbrae Crescent. The one-way system on Burnbrae Place, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Burnbrae Crescent and Fernhill Drive will be suspended during these times to allow egress from properties. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Burnbrae Avenue, Burnbrae Crescent, Burnbrae Place, Fernhill Drive, Fernhill Place, Fernhill Road, Greenfern Avenue, Hallfield Crescent, Hallfield Road, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 18th May, 2021, until 17:00 on 28th June, 2021.

Due to any ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 50 metres at a time.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre. Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452

New Emergency Road Closure Imposed – Willowpark Crescent

Start Date and Time : 29 March 2021 09:30
Location : Willowpark Crescent

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 09:30 on 29 March, 2021, until emergency works are completed, is to close Willowpark Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Matrick Drive and and Muirfield Place.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting at any time on the same stretch of carriageway.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC emergency resurfacing work due to the sunken carriageway.

Alternate Route : Mastrick Drive, Muirfield Road, Willowpark Place, Muirfield Place and vice versa

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – FERNHILL DRIVE, ABERDEEN.

A New Temporary Traffic Order has been imposed with the following details :

Start Date and Time : 05 April 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 09 April 2021 17:00 
Location : FERNHILL DRIVE, ABERDEEN.

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 05 April 2021, until 17:00 on 09 April 2021, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Fernhill Drive, Aberdeen, from its junction with Arnage Drive to the boundary between numbers 51 and 53 Fernhill Drive.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Springhill Road Aberdeen, between its junctions with Lang Stracht and Sheddocksley Drive to allow for regular bus services.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Greenfern Road, Springhill Road and Lang Stracht. 

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Corse Gardens / Corse Wynd

An existing Temporary Traffic Order has been modified. The details are as follows :

Start Date and Time : 05 April 2021 08:00 
End Date and Time : 23 April 2021 17:00 
Location : Corse Gardens / Corse Wynd

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 5th April, 2021, until 17:00 on 23 April, 2021, is to close Corse Gardens, Aberdeen, in its entirety and Corse Wynd, between its junctions with Corse Avenue and the North East boundary of number 26, including the cul de sac.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting at any time on the same stretches of carriageway. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

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Community Planning Aberdeen has launched an online simulator to enable citizens to express what is important and of value to them and for their community.  The survey is open to any resident of Aberdeen City.

What is important to you?

Community Planning Aberdeen is the name for your local partnership of public, private and third sector organisations and communities all working together to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen City.

We would like residents of Aberdeen to participate in this short exercise to discover what things you value and what is important to you.

Imagine you are responsible for improving the lives of the people of Aberdeen. You only have 500 points to give to various improvement projects. You must allocate all of these points. How would you allocate these points? How you do this will help guide the work of Community Planning Aberdeen and the priorities within the City’s Local Outcome Improvement Plan.  You can, also, give comments and submit ideas. 

Open until Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Get Started >>

If you have any queries or would like to give us feedback, please use the comments boxes in the link or email us at communityplanning@aberdeencity.gov.uk

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddockley Road

Start Date and Time : 29 March 2021 07:00
End Date and Time : 09 April 2021 18:00

Location : Sheddockley Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on Monday, 29 March 2021, until 18:00 on Friday, 9 April 2021, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, from the driveway at number 41 Sheddocksley Road to a point 20 metres south-east of its junction with Auchlea Place.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Auchlea Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Road to the driveway at number 1 Auchlea Place.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during water connection works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 74443, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Harthill Place, Sheddocksley Drive, and Auchlea Road.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – MASTRICK HEATING DUCT

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Start Date and Time : 07 January 2021 07:00

End Date and Time : 26 April 2021 17:00

Location : MASTRICK HEATING DUCT

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 on 07 January 2021, until 17:00 on 26 April 2021, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving and prohibition of waiting as per the schedule below.

Advance warning signs will be placed on each road before each restriction begins. Phase 1; Ross Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Willowpark Crescent and Mastrick Drive. An alternative route is available via Willowpark Road, Willowpark Place, and Muirfield Road. Phase 2; Mastrick Drive, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Ross Crescent and Mastrick Close.

An alternative route is available via Ross Crescent and Arnage Drive. Phase 3; Mastrick Close, Aberdeen for its entire length Phase 4; Hillylands Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Croft Road and Fernhill Drive.

Phase 5; Fernhill Drive, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Hillylands Road and Lang Stracht.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during heating duct installation works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 74443, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – CITY FIBRE PN 287, EDAY ROAD, ABERDEEN.

Start Date and Time : 11 January 2021 08:00

End Date and Time : 21 February 2021 17:00

Location : CITY FIBRE PN 287, EDAY ROAD, ABERDEEN.

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The effect of the order, which will operate is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on the following streets: Eday Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junction with Eday Road and the boundary between number 36 Eday Road and 1 Eday Crescent.

An alternative route is available via Eday Road, Stronsay Drive and Gairsay Road and also the one-way restriction on Eday Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junction with Gairsay Road and the boundary between number 5 and 7 Eday Crescent will be suspended from 08:00 on 19th January, 2021, until 17:00 on 20th January, 2021; Fernielea Place, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Eday Road and Fernielea Road from 08:00 on 19th January, 2021, until 17:00 on 21st January, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Eday Road and Fernielea Road; Fernielea Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Eday Road and the gable end of number 1 Fernielea Road from 08:00 on 26th January, 2021, until 17:00 on 27th January, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Eday Road and Fernielea Place; Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Eday Drive and the boundary between numbers 39-49 and 51 Gairsay Road from 08:00 on 28th January, 2021, until 17:00 on 29th January, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Eday Drive, Eday Road and Stronsay Drive; Stronsay Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Drive and the gable end of number 36 Stronsay Crescent from 08:00 on 9th February, 2021, until 17:00 on 10th February, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Stronsay Drive, Stronsay Place, and Summerhill Drive; Stronsay Crescent, Aberdeen, from the footpath between numbers 12 and 14 Stronsay Crescent to the gable end of number 20 Stronsay Crescent from 08:00 on 11th February, 2021, until 17:00 on 12th February, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Stronsay Drive, Stronsay Place, and Summerhill Drive; Fernielea Crescent, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Stronsay Drive and Fernielea Road from 08:00 on 15th February, 2021, until 17:00 on 18th February, 2021.

An alternative route is available via Stronsay Drive, Eday Road and Fernielea Road. Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Eday Crescent, Eday Drive, Eday Road, Fernielea Crescent, Fernielea Place, Fernielea Road, Gairsay Drive, Gairsay Road, Lang Stracht, Stronsay Crescent, Stronsay Drive, Stronsay Place, Aberdeen from 08:00 on 11th January, 2021, until 17:00 on 21st February, 2021.

Due to any ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required. The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 50 metres at a time.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre. Chief Officer Operations, Aberdeen City Council, Town House, ABERDEEN.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Eday Drive

Start Date and Time : 08 December 2020 08:00

End Date and Time : 08 December 2020 17:00

Location : Eday Drive

Description : In the interest of public safety during City Fibre works Eday Drive will be closed to traffic between Eday Road and the gable end of 1 Eday Drive from 0800 till 1700 on Tuesday the 8th of December, 2020.

The Council regrets any inconvenience that may be caused by this temporary measure, which is in the interest of public safety.

Alternate Route : An alternative Route is available via Eday Road, Stronsay Drive and Gairsay Road.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – City Fibre 28 Springhill Road

Start Date and Time : 21 November 2020 08:00
End Date and Time : 22 November 2020 17:00
Location : City Fibre 28 Springhill Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 21st November, 2020, until 17:00 on 22nd November, 2020 is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Springhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Dickson Terrace and Davidson Place.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route or light vehicle traffic is via Dickson Terrace, Davidson Drive and Davidson Gardens; For heavy goods vehicle traffic is via Provost Fraser Drive, Byron Avenue, Quarry Road, Granitehill Road and Provost Rust Drive

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Clova Park

Start Date and Time : 20 November 2020 08:00
End Date and Time : 21 November 2020 17:00

Location : Clova Park

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Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on Friday, 20 November 2020, until 17:00 on Saturday, 21 November 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Clova Park, Aberdeen at its junction with Clova Crescent.

Access will be maintained for local residents. There will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of the same stretch of road.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for ACC junction resurfacing works. 

Temporary traffic signals with operate at the junction with Clova Crescent from 0800-1700 on both days.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Eday Road City Fibre PN273

Start Date and Time : 22 October 2020 08:00 


End Date and Time : 02 December 2020 17:00

Location : Eday Road City Fibre PN273

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 22nd October, 2020, until 17:00 on 2nd December, 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side on the following streets between 08:00 and 17:00 Mon-Sat; Bressay Brae, Cava Close, Eday Court, Eday Gardens, Eday Road, Fara Close, Lang Stracht, Ronaldsay Road, Ronaldsay Square, Samphrey Road, Shapinsay Court, Shapinsay Road, Shapinsay Square, Swannay Road, Swannay Square, Aberdeen.

Due to any ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the no-waiting restrictions will not be implemented for the full duration of the order and will only be implemented as and when required.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones for no more than 50 metres at a time.

For an update as to when the no-waiting restrictions will be implemented please contact GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during duct laying works being carried out by City Fibre.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to GCU (UK) Ltd on 07940333452 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sumburgh Crescent Lewis Road

Start Date and Time : 05 October 2020 08:00 

End Date and Time : 16 October 2020 17:00 
Location : Sumburgh Crescent Lewis Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on Monday, 5 October 2020, until 17:00 on Friday, 16 October 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sumburgh Crecent, Aberdeen, between its northern junction with Lewis Road and the parking bay 15m in a southerly direction.

Once works are completed at the junction there will then be a one-way restriction on Sumburgh Crecent, Aberdeen, from the junction at the southern boundary of number 8 Sumburgh Crescent to Lewis Road.

The permitted direction of travel will be northbound only. An alternative route for both restrictions is available via the western junction of Sumburgh Crescent and Lewis Road.

For the duration of the order there will be a prohibition of waiting on the east side Sumburgh Crecent, Aberdeen, from the junction at the southern boundary of number 8 Sumburgh Crescent to Lewis Road, and on the west side of Sumburgh Crecent, Aberdeen, from the junction at the southern boundary of number 8 Sumburgh Crescent to Hillswick Road, and also on either side of Lewis Road, Aberdeen, from its junction with Orkney Avenue to a point 25m north of its junction with Shetland Walk.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense. The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works for BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot

Alternate Route : An alternative route for both restrictions is available via the western junction of Sumburgh Crescent and Lewis Road. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – C128C Cults-Kingshill Road, Aberdeen

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Start Date and Time : 21 September 2020 06:00 
End Date and Time : 20 December 2020 22:00

Location : C128C Cults-Kingshill Road, Aberdeen

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 06:00 on 21 September 2020, until 22:00 on 20 December 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on the C128C Cults-Kingshill, Aberdeen, between its junction with Kingswells Roundabout and Nether Kingshill.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during carriageway reconstruction works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to WM Donald on 01569 730590, or info@wmdonald.co.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via the A944 Skene Road, B9119 Skene Road, Queen’s Road, King’s Gate, Anderson Drive, Seafield Road, and Countesswells Road. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Shedocksley Road

Start Date and Time : 12 October 2020 08:00

End Date and Time : 30 October 2020 00:00

Location : Shedocksley Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on Monday, 28 September 2020, until 17:00 on Friday, 16 October 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, between two points 10m either side of its junction with Auchlea Place.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owners’ expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during gas and water connection works.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Nicol of Skene on 01224 74443, or enquiries@nicolofskene.com

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Auchlea Road and Sheddocksley Drive.

Winter Maintenance Plan Published

Aberdeen City Council’s Winter Maintenance Plan has been published. The document is very similar to last year’s retaining the same priority system for the clearance of roads and footways. The full plan can be found here and the progress of gritters can be tracked here.

There are over 900 grit bins in residential areas across the city. As in previous years the council is not accepting any requests for additional grit bins. You can locate your nearest one on this map.

There will be a contact number on all grit bins which can be called when it requires topping up.

Applications for the one tonne salt bag will be opening up in about two weeks and these too can now be topped up if they start running low. Please keep checking this link or the local press for details.

Liberal Democrat Operations Spokesman Steve Delaney said, “This winter is likely be a challenging one, regardless of of its severity with the unknown additional issues the covid-19 pandemic may show up”.

“The Liberal Democrats have for some years advocated making resources available to community groups so that we can all do our bit to help keep footways within our own streets clear of snow and ice”.

“I am therefore pleased to see the continuation of the large community grit bags in 20 locations across the city as well as the one tonne community salt bags. The only issue with these community salt bags was the difficulty experiences in distributing contents to community members. That’s why I welcome the distribution of smaller bags with these for residents to fill up and take away”.

“This does not in any way absolve the council’s of its responsibility to keep all main routes clear and to do are much as they can on other routes subject to prevailing weather conditions. It’s more about all of us who are able to do so, keeping our own little patch cleared and helping out those who are less able”.

“With the council likely to be under additional pressures this year due to covid-19 we’re all going to need to pull together to help each other and in particular to look out for elderly and disabled neighbours who may find themselves struggling if we’re hit by a particularly bad winter”.

Aberdeen to Westhill Corridor Study – Public Consultation

Aberdeen City Council has just launched an online public and stakeholder engagement on the Aberdeen to Westhill corridor.

The purpose of this study is to consider options to improve transport connections along the A944 and A9119 (formerly the B9119) i.e. Westhill – Kingswells – Lang Stracht – Queens Road – City Centre corridors.

It builds upon an initial stakeholder engagement undertaken earlier this year and it seeks feedback on the options for improvement that have been developed so far.

This study is independent of the Westhill to Kingswells Cycle Connectivity study being undertaken simultaneously by Aecom, although options identified through this study will be integrated with any identified options as part of this project.

This is being undertaken in the context of the revised Roads Hierarchy and in response to repeated calls for active travel improvements along the corridor and it’s identification as a priority corridor for improvement by the North East Bus Alliance.

Among other things, it is hoped that the outcomes of the study can feed into ACC’s application for a share of the bus priority infrastructure funding identified in the most recent Programme for Government once this becomes available.

Although the study commenced prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, consideration is being given to both the potential short- and longer-term transport impacts of the pandemic as much as these can be anticipated at this time. 

Liberal Democrat Transport Spokesman Steve Delaney said, “This study looks towards creating much improved infrastructure in our area and potentially affects all of us by way of our links to and from the city centre. A balance needs to be struck between the needs of different groups of road users to hopefully result in improvements along the A944/Lang Stracht and Skene Road/Queens Road corridors which will bring benefits to all”.

“It’s unfortunate that no face to face exhibitions can be undertaken at this time, making it even more important that you make your views known by completing the online consultation exercise”.

Please take a few minutes to make your views known. The consultation document can be found here.

A further round of engagement, on the final outcomes and recommendations of the study, will take place at a future date.

Closure Of Kingswells To Cults Road

Off-site works recently recommenced on the new road which is to replace the existing C128C Kingswells to Cults road. The consortium behind the new Countesswells development have been in touch to confirm they are nearing the point where it will prove necessary to close the existing road.

There will be a signed diversion for the duration of the closure which will be advised by Aberdeen City Council Roads Department.

Once completed, the West Link Road, incorporating a cycle way and pavement from Kingswells through the development, will provide a much needed upgrade with improved safety for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. 

Local Lib Dem councillor Steve Delaney said, “These works, which were delayed as a result of the pandemic, will inevitably cause significant inconvenience to anyone who uses the C128C to get to and from work. However, the end result will be a brand new much improved route which will benefit everyone”.

“The period of closure has been kept to a minimum as a result of some off site works having been progressed in advance of the closure. In addition, with the AWPR Kingswells South junction works now completed, we’re no longer facing the prospect of two major roads projects running concurrently as had originally been envisaged”.

The road closure will take place as at 21st September 2020 for a period of 13 weeks to 20 December 2020.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Eday Road (from Rousay Drive to Eday Drive)

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Start Date and Time : 14 September 2020 07:30
End Date and Time : 25 September 2020 17:00

Location : Eday Road (from Rousay Drive to Eday Drive)

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:30 on 14 September, 2020, until 17:00 on 25 September, 2020, is to close Eday Road from Rousay Drive to Eday Drive, Aberdeen.

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained. There will also be a prohibition of waiting between 07:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday, on either side of same stretch of carriageway.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during ACC resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Stronsay Drive, Langstracht, Rousay Drive and vice versa.

Have Your say On Draft Regional Transport Strategy

The North East transport partnership Nestrans is carrying out a consultation on a range of proposals for travel in Aberdeen City and Shire in the coming years.

The strategy is grouped into six themes:

  • Plans for travel in the city centre
  • Increasing walking and cycling
  • A focus on alternative energy
  • Enhancing connectivity through fit-for-purpose road links
  • Plans to address the challenges of rurality
  • Cross-Rail and InterCity Rail enhancements

Full information on the draft Regional Transport Strategy and how to take part in the consultation is available at Nestrans2040.org.uk

All comments on the draft Regional Transport Strategy must be submitted by Friday 16th October.

Large Vehicles, Vans & Trailers Can Now Use Recycling Centres But You Need To Book A Slot

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Household Waste & Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are now permitting entry to large vehicles, vans and vehicles with trailers but residents must book a time slot first.

Following the re-opening of HWRCs there have been long queues as residents get rid of the build up of materials for disposal which have accumulated over the lockdown. Queues are still lengthy but they are not nearly as bad as they were when these facilities first opened.

The lockdown was a great time to do a spring clean but not a good time to get rid of anything as HWRCs were closed for about three months. Similarly, garden waste collections are initially stopped, then resumed on a reduced frequency.

Not all materials which were previously accepted are currently being accepted as some reprocessing facilities are still no open. If you are intending visiting a HWRC please check online first as the list of items which can be accepted is increasing but not yet back to normal.

Cars typically spend about 5 minutes on site but larger vehicles can take around 20 minutes, so a booking system has been introduced to allow larger vehicles to use the facility on a controlled basis to try to ensure everyone can access the site.

Those in cars, 4×4 vehicles (SUVs), MPVs (up to 7 seats) and small vans (car-like vans) do not need to book and can continue to use the sites freely as they do now.

Larger vehicles that require an appointment include; 

  • Transit-type vans 
  • Cars with trailers   
  • People carriers above 7 seater capacity  
  • Pick up trucks 
  • Vans with a capacity above 4 cubic metres 

Same day bookings are not possible, and residents should book at least the day before their visit. Booking a slot does not give priority access and people with bookings will still require to queue at busy times.

Lib Dem councillor Steve Delaney said, “I’m pleased to see these facilities opening up to larger vehicles. Residents have been struggling to store excess waste and recycling in recent months and will be delighted to hear of this change”.

“There was always a balance to be struck and allowing access to as many vehicles as possible in the course of a day was essential in the interests of fairness”.

Now that queues are becoming more manageable it’s only right that we open up capacity to larger vehicles but that capacity remains limited and will hopefully increase over time”.

The four HWRC sites are operating normal summer opening hours from 10am to 7.45pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 7.45pm on Saturdays and Sundays. The Tullos site is closed on Wednesdays.

Upon arrival, you will need to show proof of address (i.e. council tax bill, utility bill, bank statement), your booking reference number and hire vehicle documentation if applicable.  

Latest updates on HWRCs can be found here.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Drive, Derbeth Crescent.

Start Date and Time : 07 September 2020 08:00

End Date and Time : 11 September 2020 22:00

Location : Sheddocksley Drive, Derbeth Crescent.

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on Monday, 7 September 2020, until 22:00 on Friday, 11 September 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Sheddocksley Drive, Aberdeen, from the footpath leading to numbers 19 to 27 Sheddocksley Drive, to the boundary between numbers 37 and 39 Sheddocksley Drive.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. Alternative routes are available via Windford Road and there will also be a prohibition of waiting on either side of Derbeth Crescent, Aberdeen, from its junction with Sheddocksley Drive, to the electricity sub-station access.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during works by BT Openreach.

Alternate Route : Sheddocksley Road, and via Derbeth Crescent and Dinbaith Place.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Willowpark Crescent

Start Date and Time : 07 September 2020 09:30 

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End Date and Time : 18 September 2020 15:30

Location : Willowpark Crescent

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 09:30 on 7 September 2020, until 15:30 on 18 September 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Willowpark Crescent, Aberdeen, from the western boundary of number 14 Willowpark Crescent to the eastern boundary of number 13 Willowpark Crescent.

Access to properties will be maintained, but no through traffic will be possible. There will also be a one-way restriction on Willowpark Crescent, Aberdeen, from the western boundary of number 14 Willowpark Crescent to its junction with Mastrick Drive.

The permitted direction of travel will be westbound only. Also, there Prohibition of waiting on either side of Willowpark Crescent, Aberdeen, from the western boundary of number 7 Willowpark Crescent to the eastern boundary of number 15 Willowpark Crescent.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The measure is necessary to protect public safety during sewer repair works by Scottish Water.

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Mastrick Drive, Muirfield Road, Willowpark Place, and Muirfield Place. 

Treatment Of Weeds On Footways

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A number of residents have raised concerns about the weeds growing on pavements and in gutters in our area.

Lib Dem councillor Steve Delaney said, “Like grass cutting, the spraying of weeds was not an activity permitted during the initial lockdown so weeds have grown to an unusually high level and have spread like wildfire”.

“The council employs a contractor to carry out this task and they commenced work a few weeks ago. Weather permitting, all weeds should hopefully have been treated by 7th August”.

Please do not hesitate to contact me about any areas of weeds that appear to have been missed by the contractors.

End of Temporary Traffic Order – A90, A944 Westhill Road

Start Date and Time : 31 July 2020 22:00 

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End Date and Time : 05 August 2020 06:00

Location : A90, A944 Westhill Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 22:00 in the evening until 06:00 the following morning, beginning 31 July, 2020 until 5 August, 2020 is to close the northbound slip road on A90, Aberdeen at the Kingswells south junction.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – A944 at Borrowstone Road junction

Start Date and Time : 13 July 2020 07:30 
End Date and Time : 07 August 2020 17:00

Location : A944 at Borrowstone Road junction

Description : The were be a lane two closure on A944 at the AWPR South Kingswells junction. The lane closure will also extend to a lane two closure on both the north and south slip roads from the AWPR. This lane closure is necessary to protect the public during traffic light installation. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – A90, A944 Westhill Road

Start Date and Time : 31 July 2020 22:00 
End Date and Time : 05 August 2020 06:00

Location : A90, A944 Westhill Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 22:00 in the evening until 06:00 the following morning, on evenings beginning 31 July, 2020 and 5 August, 2020 is to close the northbound slip road on A90, Aberdeen at the Kingswells south junction.

The restrictions are in the interests of public safety during Road repairs works by Bear Scotland.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Balfour Beatty on 01224 838282, or roadworkscoordination@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available Via A90, Northbound, Northbound slip at the Craibstone junction, A96 Eastbound under A90, southbound slip road access to A90 and A90 southbound 

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – A944 at Borrowstone Road junction

Start Date and Time : 13 July 2020 07:30
End Date and Time : 07 August 2020 17:00

Location : A944 at Borrowstone Road junction

Description : The were be a lane one closure on A944 at the AWPR South Kingswells junction.

The lane closure will also extend to a lane one closure on both the north and south slip roads from the AWPR.

This lane closure is necessary to protect the public during traffic light installation.

Fortnightly Recycling Collections Are Back

Fortnightly Collections Are Back!

Aberdeen City Council is to reintroduce fortnightly kerbside collections for garden waste/food waste and for dry mixed recycling with effect from week commencing 3rd August 2020.

These services have been operating on a four weekly cycle since April as a result of the covid-19 restrictions in order to protect staff and ensure continuity of service. Now we are beginning to move out of lockdown as a result of the infection rate being much reduced, it will soon be possible to resume fortnightly collections. New calendars which set out the schedule for pick ups in your area can be downloaded from 20th July onwards using this link.

Liberal Democrat Operations Spokesman Steve Delaney said, “Residents have been so keen to embrace recycling in recent years, that it has been a real challenge for everyone managing to get by with less frequent collections, especially elderly and disabled residents who do not have their own transport. For most households the fortnightly mixed recycling bin was always the fullest”.

“Residents have been very patient and understanding of the situation which arose as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, but there has been a great deal of frustration at the length of time it has taken to return to fortnightly collections due to the challenges it presented them with”.

“The Conservative, Labour, Independent  run council’s decision to offer no refunds and not to extend the expiry date of current permits has resulted in quite a number of angry comments from residents and understandably so. The reduced reduced frequency is easily understood and accepted but the failure to recognise this in respect of a chargeable service has not gone down well”.

“I know council staff have done their level best to provide a service, albeit on reduced frequency, during very challenging times and I’d like to thank them for all they have done over the past few months. Keeping staff safe and ensuring the service kept running were always the primary concerns and it’s really good to see this service returning to normal”.

Update On Household Waste & Recycling Centres

Household Waste & Recycling Centres re-opened in Aberdeen on 1st June but were initially only able to accept a limited range of items for recycling. In addition, residents have to show proof they are resident in Aberdeen, only one person is permitted to leave the car and staff are currently unable to assist members of the public.

Over the past few weeks the range of items and materials which can be accepted has gradually increased as more reprocessing outlets across the country have started to open up again. The current list of what can be recycled can be found here.

As a result of recycling centres having been closed for so long and residents having built up a backlog of items for recycling, it was decided that entry would be restricted to cars only, with a temporary ban on vans and trailers. This was done to allow for a faster turnaround at the centres so more individuals can make use of the facilities.

Work is ongoing to determine how, what and when further changes can be made, for example, extending the range of materials accepted and/or allowing access to vans or trailers. Consideration will be given to changing government guidelines, available supply chains (i.e. whether reuse/recycle suppliers are operating fully) and any controls necessary for the continued safety of staff and public.

Liberal Democrat Operations Spokesman Steve Delaney said, “I fully appreciate how difficult it has been for residents waiting in long queues, still not being able to recycle certain items and being restricted in the amount they can recycle on a single visit due to the van and trailer ban”.

“I would like to thank residents for their patience and understanding as we move towards providing a fuller and less restricted service. The safety of visitors and staff will of course dictate the timescale for any changes, as will Government guidance”.

“I have been pleased to see the range of items which can be accepted, increasing every few weeks and would like to extend my thanks to staff for their hard work during these challenging times. Hopefully it will not be too long before something close to a full service can return”.

Major Road Works Set To Recommence

The long awaited works to improve safety at the Kingswells South junction of the AWPR are set to commence on or around 13th July with an estimated completion date of 10th August.

Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Delaney has been campaigning for intervention at this junction for the last year, following a number of accidents, occurring on an almost daily basis.

He said, “The solution put forward by Transport Scotland is for the junction to be fully signalised with traffic signals on the roundabout itself and the two slip roads”.

“Thankfully these will not operate on a fixed timed basis like the Kingswells roundabout but will instead be triggered by traffic volumes. They will be linked into the council’s intelligent traffic management system which monitors all other movements on surrounding routes with the aim of optimising the number of vehicles getting through the junction whilst ensuring public safety”.

The works were originally planned to start in April and last for up to six weeks. Unfortunately the covid-19 lockdown regulations did not permit such activities to be undertaken. However, the council has continued to work with the contractors on preparatory works off site to ensure they could start on site as quickly as possible and minimise the time required for the on-site works.

Steve continued, “I’m pleased to see these works being carried out during the school holiday period when our roads are a bit quieter. Better still if it could have been done during the lockdown but that was outwith everyone’s control”.

“There are bound to be some delays delays during these works but the aim is to keep these to the minimum. Given the high number of accidents over the past year or so, it’s vital the works are carried out as soon as possible”.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Fairley Road

Start Date and Time : 20 July 2020 07:30
End Date and Time : 31 July 2020 17:00

Location : Fairley Road

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:30 on 20th July 2020 to 17;00 on 31st July 2020, is to impose a prohibition of driving on Fairley Road, Aberdeen from the link road to C89C – Old Skene Road.

There is also a prohibition of waiting between 07:30 and 17:00 Monday to Friday. The restrictions are necessary to protect public safety during ACC resurfacing works.

Alternate Route : Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road, Kingswood Drive, Fairley Road

Help Social Distancing – Prune Hedges And Shrubs

The need for social distancing makes it important that pavements are kept clear of obstructions. If you have a hedge or shrub that overhangs the pavement, it would be a great help if you could prune these back. 

If you know of any hedges or plants on council-owned land which are overhanging the pavement, please let me have the details and I will ask for these to be pruned.

What Does Phase 2 Of Easing The Lockdown Really Mean?

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As we move into phase 2 of the lockdown easing there are a number of changes to the list of activities which are now considered to be safe as long as appropriate social distancing is observed.

With regard to the services provided by Aberdeen City Council and other local service providers which had been either suspended or reduced, some of these are already starting to return to normal but others may take much longer.

Here’s a brief summary of what you need to know with regard to the main changes as they affect us in an everyday context.

Frequency of recycling collections

No change at present and no timeframe has yet been given for the return to normal service in Aberdeen. Due to the social distancing requirements, it is likely the reduced collections will continue for some time

Grass Cutting

This has resumed but it will take time to get round the whole city. More information can be found here.

Roads & Construction Sites

Non-emergency repairs resumed a couple of weeks ago. Road and footway resurfacing and construction sites are putting in place preparations to re-start and we will see a phased return starting from 22 June onwards.

Public Transport

Buses remain on a much reduced timetable and people are advised not to use public transport unless absolutely necessary. More frequent services are likely to resume in coming weeks but buses will have restrictions on the number of passengers they can take due to social distancing requirements. From 22 June it becomes an offence for passengers in buses, taxis, private hire cars and other modes of public transport not to wear face coverings.

Sport & Leisure

Non-contact sport such as golf and tennis are now permitted but gyms remain closed in the meantime. Numbers participating will be limited. Contact Sports will not be possible until the later stages of the lockdown easing. More information can be found at Sport Aberdeen.

Childrens play area will re-open on 29 June. Parks are already open. However, public toilets remain closed and no decision has yet been taken on their re-opening.

Housing

The restrictions on moving house will be relaxed from 29 June so it will now be possible for buyers and sellers to move from that date. Council and Housing Association allocations, other than just homeless applications, will also be able to resume.

What’s Opening Up & What’s Not?

All types of retail units will be permitted to re-open from 29 June but only if they have put in place social distancing measures within the premises and outwith, in order to accommodate safe queueing.

Some opticians are to re-open from 29 June primarily for urgent appointment with the fuller range of services being phased in over the coming weeks. Dental surgeries can treat urgent cases from 22 June.

The registry office will reopen from 29 June, initially for essential services only but resuming full services at a later date.

Hairdressers will remain closed until at least 9th July, possibly later. There will be an announcement regarding pubs and restaurants on 2 July.

Council buildings currently remain closed but a review is currently underway to determine how best to open these in a manner which is safe for both customers and staff.

Fuller information relating to phase two of relaxing the lockdown can be found here.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Sheddocksley Road

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Start Date and Time : 29 June 2020 08:00 
End Date and Time : 31 December 2020 22:00 

Location : Sheddocksley Road 

Description : Aberdeen City Council has made the above-named order in terms of its powers under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

The effect of the order, which will operate from 08:00 on 29 June 2020, until 22:00 on 31 December 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Sheddocksley Road, Aberdeen, from the boundary between numbers 29 and 31 Sheddocksley Road to a point 32m in a north-westerly direction.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during the movement of construction vehicles.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Robertson Construction Eastern on 01224 788300 or at j.mchardy@robertson.co.uk 

Update On Grass Cutting

Grass cutting re-commenced in council maintained areas two weeks ago but quite a few people have been in touch, quite understandably, asking when the grass beside where they live is going to get cut. In addition, there’s been concerns about the volume of cut grass which will be left behind and the mess this is going to make as it spills on to footways.

As everyone will be aware, only services deemed critical to the Covid-19 response were permitted from 26th March until 31st May. This was set out in the Covid-19 regulations and the situation in regard to grass cutting is a pretty much mirrored throughout the UK.

Work has indeed started in all areas but the progress is understandably slower than normal due to the length of the grass. The intention is to do as good a job as possible but it might take two or three cuts to achieve this.

The council is concentrating on green space that is well used by the public and not all grass areas will be cut this year. The priority is parks, road verges, cemeteries and sheltered housing.

Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “I share everyone’s frustration about the unsightly overgrown grass but I can assure you the ground maintenance teams are doing their best to get this tidied up as quickly as possible. However, it’s an issue affecting the whole city so the task is huge”.

“Ordinarily they would not remove grass cuttings as their machines don’t collect the grass and they don’t have the time or manpower to do this manually. However, they are doing this on the first cut idue to the length of the grass. The downside is that it’s slowing them down”.

“In addition, their machines are not designed to cut such long grass and that too is adding to the timescale and, in some cases the end result isn’t as well cut as they would like”.

“These guys are doing their best to turn around a situation that was entirely outwith their control. I am unable to say when any specific area will get cut. All I can ask is for everyone to have a little more patience and hopefully everything will start looking a bit tidier over the coming weeks”.

City Centre Road Closures – What’s Your View?

A number of residents have been in touch to say they are very annoyed that the council is closing roads and making other traffic management changes in the city centre without having consulted residents, businesses and others affected.

These temporary road closures and other changes in the city centre are being made to create more space for people so they can pass each other on foot, queue for buses and queue to get into shops whilst staying two metres apart. Further changes are planned for the city centre and for neighbourhood shopping areas such as Culter, Torry and Rosemount. You can read more about these changes here.

When Lib Dem Group Leader Ian Yuill was first told about these planned changes by senior council staff he urged them to seek the views of residents and affected businesses. When they said “no”, he made it clear he thought that was wrong.

Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “People have told me they understand the need for temporary changes to be made in the city centre but they are angry that the council did not consult those who would be affected by the plans”.

“My Liberal Democrat colleagues and I would like to hear your views and comments on these plans. I would be very grateful if you could take a couple of minutes to answer a few questions.”

A944/B9119 Corridor Study

Aberdeen City Council is carrying out a study into the A944/B9119/Lang Stracht/Queens Road corridors following the opening of the AWPR last year.

The study is being undertaken in the context of the council’s revised Roads Hierarchy and in response to repeated calls for active travel improvements along the corridor and it’s identification as a priority corridor for improvement by the North East Bus Alliance.

Among other things, it is hoped that the outcomes of the study can feed into ACC’s application for a share of the bus priority infrastructure funding identified in the most recent Programme for Government once this becomes available.

Lib Dem Infrastructure spokesman Steve Delaney said, “The priorities of this route have changed over the past year as it has become a main route for accessing the AWPR from the west of the city”.

‘The current facilities for active travel along these routes is patchy at best, especially in respect of safe cycle provision but also for pedestrians who often have to share a path with cyclists. This will need to change if we are to encourage more people to make the modal shift”.

“This study provides a unique opportunity to identify how these routes can be re-designed and re-prioritised to better serve us in the future, in particular by incorporating significantly improved facilities for walking, cycling and public transport at the design stage”.

The council is currently only consulting stakeholders on these plans so there is currently no facility for the public to feed in their views.

A full public consultation is of course essential to coming up with a workable solution. The current intention is for the public to have their say later this year, though an exact timescale cannot currently be finalised due to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 restrictions.

Further information will be posted as soon as details of the public consultation have finalised so everyone can have their say.

Street Lighting Upgrades, Carriageway & Footway Resurfacing

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Aberdeen City Council has approved this year’s programme of works for the resurfacing of roads and footways as well as lighting column replacements and lighting upgrades.

Under normal circumstances we could expect the works specified in the main list to be undertaken and for some works the reserve list to be done if there is an underspend on the main list works or if any of those works slipped due to unforeseen circumstances.

Although the normal order of play will be followed, it is currently impossible to say how many of the identified works can be completed due to current lockdown conditions, the need to follow social distancing requirements by road crews and other issues outwith the control of the council and its contractors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The list below highlights proposed works in both the main and the reserve lists as approved in respect of the Kingswells, Sheddocksley, Summerhill and Mastrick areas.

Replacement Lighting Columns – Main List

39 columns in the Willowpark area

Replacement Lighting Columns – Reserve List

Corroded columns across the Summerhill area

Column replacements in Jura Place, Kingsford Road, Lewis Road car parks, Maidencraig Place, Mull Way, Sheddocksley Drive, Stroma Terrace, Three Crescent, Windford Road, Windford Square, Arnage Crescent, Arnage Drive, Arnage Place, Burnbrae Place, Croft Place, fern hill Road, Gillahill Place, Mastrick Drive, Greenfern Road & Springhill Road.

Footway Resurfacing – Main List

Endrick Place

Eday Road – North side from Stronsay Drive to Eday Crescent

Sheddocksley Road phase 1 – Both sides from Kingsford Road to Maidencraig Place

Footway Resurfacing – Reserve List 

East Main Avenue – Mastrick Drive to Arnage Drive – west side

Eday Road – East side from Stronsay Drive to Ferneilea Place

Sheddocksley Road phase 2 – Both sides from Maidencraig Place to Sheddocksley Drive.

Sheddocksley Road phase 3 – Both sides from Bellfield Road to Kingsford Road.

Carriageway Resurfacing – Main List

Kingsford Road from Springhill Road to Kingsford School including the loop at Regensburg Court

Carriageway Resurfacing – Reserve List

A944 Eastbound from the Lodge to the 5 Mile Garage

A944 Westbound from the Lodge to Smiddybrae

A944 Westbound from DJ Automotive Engineering access to 100 meters before B9119 (Tarland Road)

Mastrick Drive from No 2 to No 16

Kingswood Drive from Kingswells Avenue to Coldstone Avenue

Fairley Road from Kingswood Drive to No 26

C89C (Chapel of Stoneywood) from Dykeside Roundabout to Kingswells Crescent

Flood Prevention Works

Old Skene Road, Kingswells

Lang Stracht, Summerhill & Maidencraig areas

Please Don’t Dump Used Dog Waste Bags!

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A minority of dog walkers, although they are cleaning up after their pets, are then discarding the bag with the dog waste. Sadly this habit has become more prevalent over the past few years.

Unfortunately, due to unprecedented pressures on critical council services and with more people currently able to take their dogs for long walks, dog waste bins are filling up and overflowing more often than usual. In many cases excess bags are being dumped next to the dog bins, resulting in unsightly piles of used dog waste bags.

Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “Dog waste bags can be put out with your normal household waste if need be. I know it’s annoying if the dog waste bin is full but please don’t discard them outside, otherwise you risk being fined for littering. Besides, we really don”t want to risk further health issues on top of this horrible pandemic. Thank you”.

Latest Update On Household Waste & Recycling Centres

An increasing  number of residents have been asking about Household Waste and Recycling Centres and when they are likely to re-open. This is at a time when many residents have been making good use of the lockdown to carry out a spring clean or some DIY, all of which normally generate extra trips to the recycling centre.

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HRWCs) in Aberdeen have been closed since 24th March and currently all HRWCs in Scotland remain closed. The reasons for this decision is two fold. Current working practices were not designed to accommodate  social distancing. Also. the lockdown regulations state that no-one can leave their house without a reasonable excuse and visiting a HWRC is not considered to be an essential journey under those regulations. 

Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP has written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary this week calling for recycling centres to be re-opened as soon as possible on a socially distanced basis, as he warned of increases in fly-tipping and the build up of household waste during the lockdown.

He said, “Our councils could follow similar schemes to those in England where Recycling Centres have been allowed to re-open. Where only a certain number of slots were made available each day and then residents invited to book a time to visit, registering car details for workers to confirm people were arriving at their appointed time. Allowing people to clear their homes of large items of waste they may have generated will give a much needed boost to the wellbeing of our communities”.

Lib Dem councillor for Kingswells, Sheddocksley & Summerhill, Steve Delaney said, “The safety of both staff and the general public must be at the forefront of all decision making. However, with Governments, Local Authorities and other public bodies now looking towards a safe but gradual exit from the lockdown, it’s vital that we look towards opening these HWRCs as soon as possible, albeit on a carefully managed basis”. 

Aberdeen City Council confirmed earlier this week that HWRCs are likely to remain closed unless the travel ban is lifted. In the meantime they are taking practical steps to consider under what circumstances they could be re-opened, once the national travel advice is changed.  However, they have said it will take time to adequately prepare for reopening the sites safely and there are many issues to be considered

Steve continued, ““Fly tipping remains an offence which can attract fines up to a maximum of £10,000. I understand these are challenging times but would ask that residents be mindful of carrying out spring cleans or DIY projects in the interim unless they have somewhere to store the excess waste or recyclable items until our HWRCs re-open. I will of course post any updates regarding timescales for the re-opening of HWRCs one this becomes clearer”.

To report fly-tipping, residents should visit https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/environment/report-flytipping

Where residents employ a private contractor to remove your waste, they should check they are an authorised, licensed collector and ask where they will dispose of the waste they collect.  

To check whether a contractor is a licensed Waste Carrier see here: https://www2.sepa.org.uk/wastecarriers/

Council Suspends Grass Cutting

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Aberdeen City Council has suspended all grass cutting across the city until further notice. All council services which are deemed to be non-critical have either been suspended or are operating on a reduced capacity. This has been done in order to ensure that all available resources can be redeployed where they are most needed.

Lib Dem councillor for Kingswells, Sheddocksley, Summerhill, Steve Delaney said, “I’ve had an increasing number of residents contact me in recent weeks asking when the grass cutting is going to commence”.

“As I had expected, this is one of the services which has been suspended at the moment. A number of staff from our grounds maintenance and roads services have been assisting with bin collections and other critical services”.

“In the current unprecedented circumstances in which we find ourselves, I’m afraid we need to accept that the council just doesn’t’t have the capacity to do everything we expect of them”.

“The most critical services are running well under challenging circumstances and I thank staff for their willingness to take on different duties to help us all get through this”.

Everyone’s Bin Confused!

As I look through my mailbox this morning and look out my window, it appears that last week’s announcement from the council about suspending recycling collections has left people confused. Today is recycling day in Sheddocksley but most people have put out their household rubbish bins.

The statement from Aberdeen City Council said, “Services have been suspended so the collections team can implement new ways of working, following the Government’s guidance on social distancing. The team can then assess the impact of the new ways of working and review. “

For avoidance of doubt, please note the following

  1. There will be no pickups of recycling bins or brown bins until further notice.
  2. I will post online when these resume.
  3. Mixed recycling can be disposed of at supermarket recycling points, otherwise it will need to be stored until collections resume..
  4. Food waste can be put in with household rubbish at the moment.
  5. There is no way to get rid of garden waste at the moment.
  6. Household rubbish collections remain fortnightly
  7. There is currently no collection at all on recycling days.
  8. Please don’t shoot the messenger 😟

Help For Communities

A new website and phoneline launched today, providing people all across Grampian with information on how to access social, practical and emotional support on Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The new Assistance Hub goes live this morning, pulling together links to the latest advice from a range of partners including all three local authorities, Police, Health, Red Cross, volunteers and community information. It is a site for anyone in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray, with information for residents and businesses alike.   

The website address is www.GCAH.org.uk or call 0808 196 3384 (8am-8pm 7 days a week). The number will complement other helplines, including Aberdeen City Council’s Crisis Support Line, which was launched last week and can be reached directly on 0800 0304 713.

The website is full of links with up-to-date information. The main objective is as a focal point for information and assistance for anyone affected by coronavirus anywhere in Grampian. It is also a way for residents to offer their support which they can safely deliver in their communities. Staff are on the phone to provide callers with up to date information, or to link them up with the right person who can quickly answer questions.  Another important feature is that the site can be used to request help on behalf of someone else, allowing friends and neighbours to signpost to someone in need. 

Lib Dem councillor for Kingswells, Sheddocksley, Summerhill said, “There’s so many useful new websites popping up offering advice about the coronavirus, public services, the lockdown and much more, that people are getting confused about where to go to locate specific information”.

“The amount of work which has gone into Aberdeen City Council’s coronavirus page is commendable as it the Business Gateway, NHS Grampian’s dedicated resource and a number of others but now we need to join the dots so people can find what they need quickly and easily without having to check a dozen sites with the risk that they encounter misinformation amongst the wealth of fact based resources”.

“My advice is simple, make the Advice Hub your homepage and you can’t go wrong. It links directly to all the other pages but offers much more besides, in a user friendly interface. Thanks to all the public sector partners in our area for this invaluable resource”.

Council Frees Up Parking For NHS Staff

Aberdeen City Council has issued 200 free parking permits to NHS Grampian allowing key staff to park within the Foresterhill Controlled Parking Zone during the coronavirus outbreak. Permits will be prioritised and will allow holders to park in any parking bay within the zone, including residents only bays.

NHS Grampian has also lifted all parking restrictions on the Foresterhill site, with the exception of disabled parking bays, which will continue to be enforced to ensure people with disabilities can continue to park close enough to facilities. The restriction preventing NHS staff from using the multi-storey car park has been removed.

These measures have been put in place to ensure NHS staff can get to work and parked during the current pandemic

Necessary Changes To Ensure Delivery Of Essential Services

Aberdeen City Council is in the process of moving into resilience mode in order to ensure they have sufficient resources to tackle the coronavirus whilst protecting the most vital public services and our most vulnerable citizens.

This means that certain services we expect the council to deliver will be reduced or even stopped for a number of weeks, possibly months, to ensure essential core services can still be delivered. This has become necessary as a result of staff being sent home after displaying virus-like symptoms and others having to self-isolate for their own safety due to underlying health conditions, all in accordance with Scottish Government guidance.

The council’s statement reads as follows:-

The core services include gritting as road surface temperatures are still going to about 0C overnight, traffic coordination and traffic lights to assist emergency services, emergency repair work and health and safety maintenance to council homes and properties, collection of recycling and waste bins from households, ensuring a capacity of HGV-licensed drivers, crematorium and burial services, essential janitorial and school meal provision services, and essential health, environmental protection and trading standards services.

To ensure these core services can be carried out over the coming weeks, other work will be reduced or is stopped meantime. This includes planned road repairs (excluding emergency works), special refuse collections also known as bulky uplifts (excluding where there is a fire risk in multi storeys), communal recycling and waste bins, planned repair or maintenance works to council homes, and reduced grass cutting and gardening work. All libraries across the city have now closed.

While cremations will continue to take place, no new bookings for chapel services at Aberdeen Crematorium are being taken from Monday to help minimise the spread of coronavirus. There will only be City Council staff at the Aberdeen Crematorium building.

Kingswells, Sheddocksley councillor Steve Delaney said, “None of want to see council services reduced but, sadly, we need to face the reality of a national emergency situation and ensure that Aberdeen City Council have sufficient staff and resources to play their part in the work being done by all public sector partners, including NHS, Police, Fire Service and voluntary sector partners”.

“These measures will enable us to play our part in the fight against the coronavirus as well as ensuring our household bins are emptied and our key workers, our most vulnerable residents and those self isolating are all adequately supported”.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 17 February 2020 06:00 
End Date and Time : 30 March 2020 06:00

Location : Stronsay Drive

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Crescent and the access to numbers 110-120 Stronsay Drive, from 06:00 on 17 February 2020, until 022:00 on 18 March 2020, and on Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Drive and a point 40m in a westerly direction from 06:00 on 17 February 2020, until 06:00 on 30 March 2020.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretches of road. Access to properties will be maintained.

An alternative route is available via Stronsay Place, Summerhill Terrace, Summerhill Road and Lang Stracht.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones, and illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The Stronsay Drive section is expected to be completed within three weeks if no difficulties are encountered.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during sewer installation works for Aberdeen City Council.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Hatton Traffic Management on 01224 795399, or info@hattontraffic.co.uk

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Clova Park

Start Date and Time : 16 March 2020 07:30 
End Date and Time : 16 March 2020 17:30

Location : Clova Park

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:30 – 17:30 on 16th March 2020, is to impose a prohibition of waiting on Clova Park, from its junction with Kingswells Drive to no.5 Clova Park.

The restrictions are necessary to protect public safety during resurfacing works. 

Haudagain Roundabout Update

The following press release has been issued by Transport Scotland. Looks like it might be best to avoid the Haudagain for the next few weekends if at all possible.

Weekend lane closures on A96 Auchmill road

Road users are advised of lane closures on the A96 Auchmill Road at the Haudagain Roundabout for four consecutive weekends beginning Friday 21 February 2020.

The A96 weekend lane closures will allow preparatory work to be undertaken to construct the new A92/A96 Haudagain Improvement link road junction.

The lane closures will commence at 7 PM each Friday evening until 7 AM each Monday morning, to allow continuous 24 hour working.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The work planned for the A96 Auchmill road will be carried out during weekends to minimise disruption to road users where possible. Drivers are asked to approach the area with caution.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank the public for their continued patience and co-operation. We ask road users to continue to be mindful of the safety of our workforce as you drive though this area.”

The project will, upon completion, help to reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability on this key route, as well as providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists.

Completion of the project is expected in Spring 2021.

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 17 February 2020 06:00 
End Date and Time : 30 March 2020 06:00

Location : Stronsay Drive

Description : The effect of the order is to impose a temporary prohibition of driving on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Crescent and the access to numbers 110-120 Stronsay Drive, from 06:00 on 17 February 2020, until 06:00 on 15 March 2020, and on Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Drive and a point 40m in a westerly direction from 06:00 on 17 February 2020, until 06:00 on 30 March 2020.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretches of road. Access to properties will be maintained.

An alternative route is available via Stronsay Place, Summerhill Terrace, Summerhill Road and Lang Stracht.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones, and illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The Stronsay Drive section is expected to be completed within three weeks if no difficulties are encountered.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during sewer installation works for Aberdeen City Council. 

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Summerhill Crescent

Start Date and Time : 06 January 2020 07:00 
End Date and Time : 31 January 2020 17:00

Location : Summerhill Crescent

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 to 17:30 on 6th January to 31st January 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting from no.36 to no.50 both sides on Summerhill Crescent and from the entrance of Holy Family RC School to no.36 on Summerhill Terrace.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measure is necessary to protect public safety during footway works. 

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – Summerhill Crescent

Start Date and Time : 06 January 2020 07:00 
End Date and Time : 24 January 2020 17:00

Location : Summerhill Crescent

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 07:00 to 17:30 on 6th January to 24th January 2020, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting from no.36 to no.50 both sides on Summerhill Crescent and from the entrance of Holy Family RC School to no.36 on Summerhill Terrace.

The no-waiting restrictions will be demarcated by the use of no-waiting cones. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense. The measure is necessary to protect public safety during footway works. 

Possible Solution To Kingswells South Junction Delays & Safety Concerns

A long awaited solution to the Kingswells South junction of the AWPR may finally be coming forward. As residents are aware, the road layout, combined with lengthy traffic jams at peak times, has led to a number of accidents and countless near misses at this junction where the AWPR meets the A944.

Transport Scotland have now confirmed they have worked up a possible solution and put this to Aberdeen City Council for consideration. They have given no details of their proposed solution other than to say that the proposed measures would help alleviate peak hour queuing on the AWPR from the diverging slip road.

Lib Dem Infrastructure Spokesman and local councillor Steve Delaney said, “It became obvious shortly after the AWPR opened that the Kingswells South junction was not operating safely. At peak hours the queueing is excessive and there’s been countless near misses and a number of accidents”.

“As a local councillor I have raised these concerns on numerous occasions dating back to March of this year. Initially I was told Transport Scotland would be reviewing the operation of the junction after 12 months of operation, which I found, quite frankly, to be a somewhat cavalier approach when people are risking their lives on a daily basis at this junction”.

“Later responses suggested they were actively monitoring the junction and had accepted an engineering solution would be required. Meanwhile as the first anniversary of the opening of this junction passes, we’re only now seeing Transport Scotland coming up with a possible solution”.

“Although I’m pleased to hear of a solution now being within reach, I fear we’re likely to be looking at some more months down the line before it is implemented. It’s an absolute disgrace that Transport Scotland has been aware of these safety concerns for at least nine months and are only now looking to progress a solution”.

“Meanwhile there’s been countless more near misses and several accidents, many of which could possibly have been avoided if these concerns had been acted upon much quicker. The sooner we see diggers on the ground delivering these improvements, the better”.

Work On Kingswells To Cults Road Delayed

Works on the C128c Kingswells to Cults road which were to close the road to through traffic for three months from 6th January 2020 have been postponed. This will in turn have a knock on effect on the enlargement of the Kingswells roundabout (north side) which is to commence shortly after completion of works to create a new C128C road layout (which also includes the enlargement of the Kingswells roundabout on the south side). The new start date for the C128C closure is estimated to be March 2020, but this is subject to confirmation.

Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “I can appreciate people’s frustration with this delayed start, after having perhaps put in place alternative plans to get to work from January to March and of course some people will just be wishing for an early start to get it over and done with sooner”.

“However, I warmly welcome the delay as it does mean the road will not now be closed during the worst of the wintry weather, which would have caused lengthy diversions and much longer journey times at the worst possible time of year when people just want to get home from work and get warmed up.

“The knock-on effect is that about half the works on the north side of the Kingswells roundabout will likely take place during the Summer holidays when the roads are much quieter”.

“Make no mistake, these roadworks are going to cause significant disruption at any time of year. I’m just pleased to hear that avoiding works during the winter resulting in some of the works falling during Easter and Summer breaks will help minimise the adverse impact on local residents”.

Further updates will be posted as and when available.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Stronsay Drive and Gairsay Road

Start Date and Time : 15 July 2019 08:00
End Date and Time : 20 December 2019 22:00

Location : Stronsay Drive and Gairsay Road

Description : Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, will remain closed between its junction with Stronsay Crescent and the access to numbers 110-120 Stronsay Drive Road, until 22:00 on 17 December, 2019, and Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, will remain closed between its junction with Stronsay Drive and a point 30m in a westerly direction, until 22:00 on 20 December, 2019.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretches of road.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Access to properties will be maintained when possible.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during sewer installation works for Aberdeen City Council.

Any queries regarding the restrictions can be directed to Hatton Traffic Management on 01224 795399, or info@hattontraffic.co.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Lang Stracht, Summerhill Road, Summerhill Terrace, and Stronsay Crescent, and via Eday Road and Eday Drive.

Latest Update On LED Street Lighting

Local councillor Steve Delaney continues to receive complaints about the new LED lighting, mostly from Kingswells but also from other parts of our area. People have been expressing concerns about safety as a result of the lower levels of illumination.

He has posed a number of additional queries to the council in the hope of finding a way to improve lighting levels which did not run contrary to the council’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions or indeed their requirement to make cost savings to balance the books.

Steve said, “I have asked about lighting levels compared to other areas of Aberdeen where LED bulbs have been installed and I have received assurances that lighting levels there are equivalent to those in Kingswells”. 

“I have raised concerns about security on the basis that well lit areas deter criminal activity. I have raised concerns about possible trip hazards if people (especially those who are frail or have poor eyesight) have to walk along poorly lit roads”.

“I have also asked about the specification of these bulbs and looked at the possibility of making changes to somehow improve the lighting levels emitted from them. To date a way forward has yet to be identified”.

“These lights meet or exceed the legal minimum levels  for street lighting and there is no obligation on the council to offer a level of illumination above what is currently being installed. Personally, I remain unconvinced these legal minimum lighting levels are insufficient for public safety but they are, as I have said, all that the council is obligated to comply with”.

“My view is that nobody within Aberdeen City Council (officers or councillors) would support a return to the old style light bulbs by way of cost, reliability and environmental factors. Instead, my own focus has been on getting improved lighting levels out of the new LED bulbs and my recommendation is that this is the approach most likely to succeed if indeed it proves possible to find a solution”. 

“A constituent recently asked for details of who to complain to and enquired about the possibility and effectiveness of starting a petition. In this respect there are two different routes a member of the public could take. I have since been asked to make this information publicly available and have provided an overview below”.

Petitions

There used to be a petitions committee but now any valid petition goes directly to the committee whose remit it falls under. Petitions can be online, paper based or a combination of both. Full guidance can be found here.

Any petition which is valid (the relevant criteria is set out in the guidance) and attracts at least 100 valid signatures by its closing date will be placed on the agenda for the next available meeting of the relevant committee.

The person or persons submitting a petition will be invited to attend the committee to present their case to councillors and answer any questions relating to the petition which councillors may wish to ask. It is then for the committee to make a decision on your petition’s proposed outcome but there is no right of appeal on their decision. 

Formal Complaint

Any citizen has the right to make a formal complaint in respect of any service provided to them by the council with which they are dissatisfied. This something individuals would need to do themselves as it is not something which can be taken forward by a councillor.

A letter or email detailing the nature of your complaint should be sent to the Chief Executive, Aberdeen City Council, Marischal College. The Chief Executive will then re-direct the correspondence to the most appropriate person for a response.

Any such letter needs to say that you wish it to be dealt with under the council’s complaints procedure, otherwise it will merely be treated as a service query.

A copy of the council’s complaints procedure should be requested as that will outline the process which must be followed by you, should you remain dissatisfied with the council’s initial response to your complaint.

Ultimately you may refer the matter to the Public Services Ombudsman, should you remain dissatisfied after following the complaints process to its conclusion, should you feel this to be necessary.

There is no cost attached to this course of action but the Ombudsman will immediately reject your complaint if you have not followed and fully exhausted the council’s own complaints procedure first.

School Bus Access During C89C closure

A recently published Road Traffic Order has caused significant concern across Kingswells. The proposed closure was of the C89C “Kingswells bypasss” from its junction with Kingswells Crescent at Derbeth to the Kingswells North junction of the AWPR from 2nd to 13th December.

Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “This has very understandably caused concerns for parents as to how their children will get to and from school as this route is used by the school bus to Bucksburn Academy”.

“I contacted the council last Friday and have discussed matters at length with various people in the hope of finding a solution in respect the school buses. A meeting between relevant council officers took place earlier today and I now have more details of what’s proposed and the access arrangements which have been put in place for the school buses”.

The road closure is necessary in order for works to be undertaken to install street lighting on the section of road from the junction with Kingswells Crescent and the Kingswells North junction of the AWPR. This will involve the laying of underground cabling, so the closure is unavoidable as the road will effectively be operating as a construction site during this time.

The traffic order is for 12 days but it is expected the works will be completed sooner than this and the aim is for the road to be re-opened as quickly as possible.

Steve continued, “I am pleased to confirm agreement has been reached for the school buses to be given access to the closed section of road for both the morning and afternoon journeys but no other vehicles will be allowed through. The buses will have to proceed at a much slower pace so journeys will take a little longer”.

“I appreciate the road closure will cause significant disruption in respect of children attending after school activities and indeed for everyone who regularly travels between Kingswells and Bucksburn. Unfortunately this is unavoidable so the best we can hope for is an early completion of these works which, I’m assured, is everyone’s aim”.

“I have contacted Bucksburn Academy to make them aware of the revised arrangements and would ask that everyone reading this posting pass on the details to others who may not be fully aware of the situation”.

That meeting took place earlier today. The outcome was that …..

New Temporary Traffic Order Imposed – C89c Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road

Start Date and Time : 02 December 2019 08:00
End Date and Time : 13 December 2019 17:00

Location : C89c Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road

Description : C89c Chapel of Stoneywood to Fairley Road will be closed between Kingswells Crescent to AWPR access roundabout at North Kingswells.

This will be done for public safety during ACC Lighting works.

Alternate Route : C89c Chapel of Stoneywood, Hope Farm Road, A96, AWPR, A944 Roundabout, C89c Chapel of Stoneywood

C128C Closure & Kingswells Roundabout Enlargement

Following on from concerns raised at Kingswells Community Council and those raised separately by a number of local residents, Councillor Steve Delaney met this afternoon with representatives of Countesswells Development Ltd.

Steve said, “I was pleased to have had the opportunity to meet with the developers to discuss residents’ concerns about the closure of the Kingswells to Cults road and the disruption this will cause. It was a friendly but frank exchange of views and I’m pleased to now be in possession of much fuller information to share with residents”.

“We discussed timeframes for various stages of the works and I made it known that Kingswells residents were unhappy they had not been offered any information, given that the works are likely to impact more significantly on Kingswells than the small number of people living in the new Countesswells development”.

The Kingswells to Cults road will close for three months from 6 January 2020. This timeframe was confirmed as being inclusive of all works on the C128C as well as the enlargement works to the south side of the Kingswells roundabout. There will be no through access to the C128C from the roundabout during this time on safety grounds.

The second phase of the works, which will see the enlargement of the Kingswells roundabout on the north side, is to commence shortly after conclusion of phase one. These works are timetabled to take a further three months. During this time the A944 will remain open but there’s almost certainly going to be significant disruption on the section heading from Westhill towards Kingswells (north carriageway only).

Steve said, “I wa assured that works will go on for no longer than is absolutely necessary and the time of year, being winter, has already been factored into the timetable. Both the developer and the council have confirmed the works to the C128C cannot be carried out safely without closing the road”.

“Having now seen the plans, the significant works to the Kingswells to Cults road will be particularly welcomed by everyone who uses that route. I just struggle to understand why it needs to take three months to complete, given that there will be no traffic on the road during construction works”.

“The enlargement of the Kingswells roundabout will help increase capacity but my view is that may still struggle to handle traffic volumes at peak times even after the enlargement due to the fact there’s no plans to widen the lanes within the roundabout and these narrow lanes have been a cause for concern from the outset with HGVs having to straddle lanes due to their size”.

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Summerhill Road, Campsie Place

Start Date and Time : 09 December 2019 08:00 
End Date and Time : 20 December 2019 17:00

Location : Summerhill Road, Campsie Place

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08.00 on 9 December, 2019, until 17:00 on 20 December, 2019, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Dumgoyne Place and Balfron Place, and also on either side of Campsie Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Summerhill Road to the boundary between numbers 5 and 7 Campsie Place.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works being carried out by BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Gairsay Road and Stronsay Drive

Start Date and Time : 15 July 2019 08:00 
End Date and Time : 06 December 2019 22:00

Location : Gairsay Road and Stronsay Drive

Description : There is a prohibition of driving on Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Drive and the access road to the play area at the side of 13 Gairsay Road, until 06:30 on 25 November 2019.

There is also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretch of road. From 06:30 on 25 November, 2019, until 22:00 on 6 December, 2019, there will be a prohibition of driving on Gairsay Road, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Drive and a point 30m in a westerly direction, and also on Stronsay Drive, Aberdeen, between its junction with Stronsay Crescent and the access to numbers 110-120 Stronsay Drive.

There will also be a prohibition of waiting on the same stretches of road. Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

Access to properties will be maintained when possible. The measures are necessary to protect public safety during sewer installation works for Aberdeen City Council.

Any queries regarding the restrictions can be directed to Hatton Traffic Management on 01224 795399, or info@hattontraffic.co.uk

Alternate Route : An alternative route is available via Stronsay Drive, Eday Road, and Eday Drive, and via Stronsay Place, Summerhill Terrace, Summerhill Road and Lang Stracht. 

Changes in Temporary Traffic Order – Summerhill Road, Campsie Place

Start Date and Time : 02 December 2019 08:00 
End Date and Time : 13 December 2019 17:00 

Location : Summerhill Road, Campsie Place

Description : The effect of the order, which will operate from 08.00 on 2 December, 2019, until 17:00 on 13 December, 2019, is to impose a temporary prohibition of waiting on either side of Summerhill Road, Aberdeen, between its junctions with Dumgoyne Place and Balfron Place, and also on either side of Campsie Place, Aberdeen, from its junction with Summerhill Road to the boundary between numbers 5 and 7 Campsie Place.

Illegally parked vehicles will be removed at the owner’s expense.

The measures are necessary to protect public safety during works being carried out by BT Openreach.

Any queries regarding this restriction can be directed to Wright Traffic Management on 01466 751316, or info@wtm.scot