FAIRTRADE SALE STARTS WEDNESDAY 8TH NOV 2017

STARTS THIS WEDNESDAY. The annual Fairtrade Sale at Bonnyton, Pitmedden. A huge selection of ethical gifts and essentials. Delicious foods and ingredients for every occasion, cards, crafts, gifts and clothing. A wonderful shopping experience.

From Wednesday to Sunday. You will get a warm welcome.

Come and shop for your gifts in the knowledge that all goods are ethically produced and environmentally friendly, benefiting farmers and makers with fair prices.

Directions:

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TODAY THURSDAY 12 OCT – FREE SCREENING OF TOMORROW (DEMAIN) – AN INSPIRATIONAL FILM

TODAY – 6:45pm IN MELDRUM ACADEMY.

Please come. Its free and it may well be the start of something inspirational for you too. There is still room for a few more.

We would like to invite you to a FREE screening of the award winning documentary – Tomorrow/Demain.

This documentary is a hugely positive, affirming and inspirational film exploring community led creative solutions to the challenges we face in this modern world around food, energy, transport, economics and education.

It has been described as the perfect antidote to the current sense of global despondency and we are really excited to be bringing the film to Oldmeldrum. There will be teas and coffees served after to give people the opportunity to chat about the film and network.

Please spread the word far and wide and let us know if you are coming to help us plan for numbers.

We’d like to thank Meldrum Academy, Councillor Paul Johnston – Democratic Independent – Aberdeenshire Council, AD Heating Ltd and Archer Knight Limited for their support, and hope to see lots of you there!

Here’s the link for registering for tickets so we can keep a check on numbers.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tomorrowdemain-screening-tickets-38092549842?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Here’s the trailer https://youtu.be/NUN0QxRB7e0

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Fiona Crosswell
6 October at 12:54
We are delighted for the support of Mackie’s Ice Cream & Chocolate in providing refreshments for after the screening. Yum yum!! Spread the word, folks and register if you are planning coming along.
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HELP BETTER BALMEDIE’S SENSORY GARDEN WIN THEIR FUNDING

Residents and supporters of Balmedie’s community initiative are being asked to help a local project supported by the Community Trust? The BETTER BALMEDIE group are through to the final of a funding process for ‘Greener Spaces’ run by Stewart Milne homes.

When you go to their page, all you need to do is click on actual post and like the picture with the dry stone wall to vote for Balmedie Sensory Garden. If can share onwards to help them get more votes is very much appreciated

https://www.facebook.com/StewartMilneHomes/posts/801931403265104

NEWS & A THANK YOU FOR THE SAND BOTHY TEAM

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A big thank you to everyone who was involved in any way with the PAMIS day yesterday (SAT 9tH Sept 2017), including the team of guys who cleared the boardwalk on Friday to allow access for wheelchairs and the pony.

About 10 families came along this time and response from children, young people, parents and carers alike was very positive. The whole event was brilliantly organised by Amy from PAMIS who puts so much thought and effort into ensuring that everyone has a good day.

We now have keys to big sheds on way to beach. Council staff are going to clear at least one of them out, then we will be able to clean and paint (all offers of help gratefully accepted) and we can start work on our beach buggy project…

Yesterday’s event reinforced for me just how much I take for granted as an able-bodied person, including the ability to enjoy our wonderful beach, when others just can’t manage . The Sand Bothy can help to change this situation….

Next weekend on Saturday and Sunday we will have 3 NEOS artists in the Bothy (they are there from Wednesday morning – pop down if you can ) and outside will be a group from Charlie House respite care. The pony OBAMA will once again be giving wheelchair users rides along the beach. The Charlie House team are bringing their own Gazebos, catering etc, but I have said that Bothy team will help in any way we can, with access past bollards, with hot water and loan of tables. It will be a busy day all round!

Thanks again

Rosie Nicol

BCT c/o 28 Whitehorse Terrace

Balmedie

AB23 8XF

CAN YOU BE A PIONEER? CO-OP MEMBERS – HERE IS YOUR CHANCE IN BALMEDIE AND BELHELVIE

Belhelvie Community Trust has been contacted by our friends in the UK Co-operative.

Currently the Co-op are looking to recruit a Member Pioneer in Balmedie and we are circulating the community to raise this opportunity for anyone who is a supporter of the Co-op who may be interested.

Essentially they are looking for someone who can work in partnership with our local Coop, colleagues, members & customers and the local organisations they support there to encourage good works and benefit the local community.

The application process is online and more details can be found at,

coop.co.uk/memberpioneer

There is unfortunately a very short time frame for the current applications window which closes on Monday 28th August. However, it is currently intended that other opportunities to apply will arise at future dates.

This is part of a much wider recruitment of Co-Op members to step up to be member pioneers to promote the work that the Co-op does in the community and amongst its members. profits from the various retail or trading parts of the Co-operative group goes to many local causes and as dividends to its members. literally millions have been spent supporting activities in communities that are decided by Co-operative members. This is why, what co-operative member pioneers will be so important.

 


We’re recruiting Member Pioneers to bring people together in your local community.

 Apply by 28 August coop.co.uk/memberpioneer

NEOS ART AT THE SAND BOTHY – 13 TO 17 SEPTEMBER 2017

As part of NEOS, north east open studios, the Sand Bothy will be the venue for 3 local artists to display and sell their work, from Wednesday 13th September until to Sunday 17th September.

They are Sarah Peacock, Joni Corbett and Rachel Sinclair, who will be at The Sand Bothy from 10am to 4pm each day. Please come along, enjoy their art and support local businesses.

It is a chance too to have a look around The Sand Bothy or sample Fairtrade hot drinks or Mackie’s ice cream. See you there!