The Tarts and Crafts Café and Gallery team are now exploring several possibilities as to what our next public event should be.

What type of public event would you like to see hosted at the Tarts & Crafts Café and Gallery? All ideas are welcome, so please email info@tartsandcrafts.co.uk and we will discuss all suggestions at the next monthly meeting. Watch this space! Thank you again xx



Meeting of Belhelvie Community Trust Monday 25th August 2014

The next meeting of Belhelvie Community Trust will be held on Monday 25th August at 7.30 at Tarts and Crafts Cafe in Balmedie.

I attach the agenda for this meeting, and the minutes of the last meeting held on 28th July

I also attach a copy of the BCT membership form. If you wish to join the Trust but have not yet completed a form, please fill it in and return to Allan Jeffrey at 8 Old Mill Crescent (it requires a signature so can’t be emailed) or to myself at 28 Whitehorse Terrace. I look forward to seeing you on Monday

Best regards

Rosie Nicol

Rosie Nicol
28 Whitehorse Terrace
AB23 8XF
01358 742557
BCT – Draft Minutes – 28 July 2014.doc
BCT Agenda 25.08.14.doc
BCT Membership form A4.doc

Gruffolo Great time at Tarts and Crafts

The Gruffalo had a great time at the Balmedie Gruffalo trail last weekend. A large number of parents and children came to do the trail, find the clues and meet the Gruffalo. There may have been the odd occasion when he had to take a break for a cup of tea ( we have the evidence) and he seemed sometimes to answer to the name of Harry…. but all the time the kids were enchanted.

Plenty of facepaints, sparkles, dough cakes and activities kept everyone busy and mums and das seemed to drink gallons of tea and coffee, soup and ate loads of lovely buns and cakes.

All in all a great success for the Tarts and Crafts team. Congratulations.

Some of the terrifying Tarts and Crafts team….


Planning For Real – Have you say in Potterton & Belhelvie – Saturady October 11th 2014

Aberdeenshire’s Community Planning Partnership will be helping to run a Planning For Real event at Potterton.

This is not the first Planning For Real event, but is to try and progress ideas from the community of Potterton and Belhelvie, building on previous occasions and information.

Planning For Real can help Aberdeenshire Council and the local Belhelvie Community Council by indicating what the community wants so that decisions can better reflect local views.

It can help Belhelvie Community Trust, (BCT) in developing projects and groups which will organise and deliver what people themselves have wanted.

Everyone who has an interest in the future of Potterton and Belhelvie should come along on October 11 and drop in to ” have your say” or to volunteer with Belhelvie community trust and create local groups to get things done locally.

Saturday 11th October 2014, Potterton Community Centre

If you want to know more about planning for real, please use the links below.

  1. http://www.planningforreal.org.uk/what-is-pfr/
  2. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/engage/HowToGuide/PlanningforReal

If you have any further questions and want to speak to somebody about Planning For Real or cannot attend on Saturday October 11, then please contact Sophie Humphries





Hi folks, here’s our lovely new spruce, being lovingly tended by the volunteers at Better Balmedie currently. Soon to be sited in it’s permanent location off Eigie Road in time for it’s first Christmas this year – small but perfectly formed!

Hi folks, here's our lovely new spruce, being lovingly tended by the volunteers at Better Balmedie currently. Soon to be sited in it's permanent location off Eigie Road in time for it's first Christmas this year - small but perfectly formed! 󾌵
If you want to help Balmedie Lights Group, pleae contact them via either their Facebook Page at:
or email: elainebalmedie @ hotmail.co.uk