The general purpose of Community Councils is to act as a voice for their local area. This will involve them articulating the views and concerns of local people in their area on a wide range of issues of public concern and make representations to the Local Authority, other public sector bodies and private agencies on matters within their sphere of interest.
Community Councils are a statutory consultee on all planning applications and licensing applications relating to liquor. We are looking for residents of Cove and Altens to join us on the Community Council, so please get in touch at email [email protected] to find out more.
Normally members of the Community are invited to the regular Community Council meetings which are held at Loirston Primary School from 7.00 – 9.30pm. These are open meetings and residents are welcome to attend.
We are planning to have our Annual General Meeting as the first face-to-face meeting since Covid restrictions. 6th February, 2023, Loirston School, 7 pm.
Proposed virtual Community Council, Microsoft Teams, meeting dates for 2022 all starting at 7 pm
28 November 2022
16 January 2023
6 February 2023 – Annual General Meeting
27 February 2023
27 March 2023
24 April 2023
29 May 2023
26 June 2023
Local residents are invited to submit any issues they wish the Community Council to discuss in advance of any of the meetings and by email to [email protected]
Have a look at the history of the Community of Cove from the 18th century to the current day by Douglas W Gray.
An excerpt from Cove Bay – A History by Douglas W Gray, Published in 2008
The bustling community is far removed from a sleepy fishing village in the 1790’s of less than 300 souls more…
Things have moved on apace from 2008 and many more homes and shops have been built in the Charleston area of our community. Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route ((A90), which opened in February 2019, is on our doorstep, bypasses the City of Aberdeen, and allows easy, faster, access to other destinations north, south and west.
A legacy left to Cove and Altens Community Council by the late Margaret Allan, formerly of Mains of Loirston farm and latterly Sergeant’s Croft, was used to build five heritage information cairns around the community. Mains of Loirston farm and farmhouse were demolished in 2016. Homes and a community now exist in its fields. The cairns look at what has gone before…
Doonies Farm website – www.dooniesfarm.co.uk
Doonies Farm sits on the cliff tops between Aberdeen Lighthouse and the village of Cove. The farm is home to some of Britain’s rarest breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, goats and poultry. It is a working farm that is managed using mainly traditional farming methods to encourage local wildlife to flourish too.
For generations of children, Doonies has been their first contact with the countryside.
Due to Covid, the December 2022 Cove Chronicle is the first hard copy Chronicle to be printed and distributed around the Cove and Altens Community since February 2020. We hope you find The Cove Chronicle informative and useful.
Cove and Altens Community Council
December 2022 publication
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