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.
Members of the Cove and Altens Community are invited to the regular Community Council meetings, which are held online at the moment, from 7.00 – 9.30pm. These are open meetings and residents are welcome to attend.
Going forward it is proposed to have a mixture of virtual and face-to-face Community Council meetings. The dates are below. Please contact [email protected] for more information or to suggest an item for the Agenda.
We hope you find The Cove Chronicle informative and useful.
We rely on volunteers to produce and circulate The Chronicle round our community. If you would like to get involved, please email [email protected] for more information.
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Meetings commence at 7pm whether at a venue or online will be announced before each meeting
Annual General Meeting – 12th February
July – summer recess
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…
It is with a heavy heart that we prepare to say farewell to the Lennox family as they wind down their farming activities at Doonies Rare Breeds Farm.
Graham Lennox was appointed farm manager of Doonies by Aberdeen City Council some 30 years ago, in the 1990s .
Faced with City Council budget cuts in 2008 which threatened Doonies’ survival, Graham and family together with a ‘Friends of Doonies’ support group, buckled down to help out and increase visitor numbers.
In 2010, Graham and family took the brave decision to take on a lease from Aberdeen City Council in order to run the farm as a commercial enterprise. Over the years, Doonies enhanced its visitor attractions with new toilets, new childrens play and picnic area, the installation of portacabins with nature and wildlife information and on onsite farm shop.
Doonies Rare Breeds Farm became the only conservation park in Scotland to be approved by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. Farm life, with livestock in particular, is relentless, governed by the seasons and the weather and the need to keep them in good health.
Graham also found time to be a good friend to the community; whether it was assisting with his tractor in the erection of the community Christmas Tree or judging the Cove Gala Pets Parade or taking some of his animals to show at the Gala or providing the Nether Loirston Growers with manure.
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.
We rely on volunteer deliverers to produce and circulate The Chronicle round our community. If you would like to get involved, please email [email protected] for more information.
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