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Issue 30 Apr-May 2018 Free bi-monthly magazine

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With the lighter nights now in full flow a smile always comes on my face - it just generally makes me feel happier and allows you to do a little bit more with your day - why, I do not know - but it’s great anyway. Gillian and Ann are donning their cycle gear and travelling coast to coast - 140 miles of saddle sore - wishing the girls well on their adventure and thank you in advance if you care to sponsor them. The church is opening it’s door to Nosh and Natter - a great initiative to enjoy a bite to eat and a blether with some friends, hoping they ban mobile phones too. The Bach Choir are doing a concert in May if that’s of interest and the Cults Scout Jumble Sale is always a good one to attend. There will be the MayFest which is a bit more creative, look out for leaflets round and about - plenty for families to partake in. I was very sad to hear about Helen, one of our delivery team who passed away in December very suddenly. Helen was a keen walker and I’m sure you would have seen her going about the village. She will be missed. Sorry to end on a sad note, but go grab that cuppa and enjoy this copy of the ‘KCN’ - until the next time.

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COAST TO COAST CHALLENGE Good friends Ann Perrott and Gillian Dobeson met when their local Rainbow Guide unit was struggling to find leaders. From that point they discovered a mutual love of cycling, arranging weekly trips (weather permitting). Both ladies have family members who are or have been affected by dementia and discovered that research is seriously underfunded. Anyone who’s been in this situation will know how heart-breaking it is to gradually lose communication and be unable to share memories with the parent you have loved, it may happen to us one day. Ann and Gillian, along with family and friends, are planning on cycling a 140 mile Coast to Coast challenge in the North of England in June, hoping to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland. If you would like to donate to the cause please search for Ann or Gillian at or use the following link - anngillianscoasttocoastchallenge-2e8def60 Any amount would be really appreciated.

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Kingswells Primary School News Spectra Spectra is the festival of light. It was held at Marischal College, Union Terrace Gardens and St Nicholas Kirk in February. Schools from across the city took part in doing something based around Spectra. Inspired by SPECTRA, all classes at Kingswells Primary School took part in a whole school PROJECT about light which was shared with parents during an open afternoon. Everyone really enjoyed doing all the activities there was to offer in the topic. We have taken a lot of time and effort to produce this interesting project. P7 linked their learning about plastic pollution in the oceans to their light installation. The Marine Conservation Society came in to classes to present a very interesting talk to us about how much plastic is affecting sea life. We have learned about how long plastic takes to break up, if at all and have researched the issue of plastic in society and have found out amazing and interesting facts. Plastic is a bigger threat than you know and we took that into account when we made our sea creatures. Plastic is becoming more of a problem every day. Millions of pieces of plastic are being discarded. Each P7 Pupil used an empty 2 litre plastic bottle to design and make into a sea creature. They were sanded down and decorated them with UV (ultra violet) paint. We let them dry and hung them from the ceiling. We also made giant parabolas using UV wool on wooden frames to represent fishing nets. We learned about bioluminescence which is

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found in lots of sea life. They use it to attract food, protect themselves against predators and to find a mate. You may have seen a picture or two about it on the news or in Blue Planet 2. Bioluminescence occurs through a chemical reaction that produces light energy within an organism’s body. For a reaction to occur, a species must contain Luciferin, a molecule that, when it reacts with oxygen, produces light. To show this effect we used UV lightbulbs which made our installation glow when we turned all the lights out in class We have taken a lot of time and effort to produce this big project. By Aimee, Alliyah, Connie and Natasha P7

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Last week Primary 6 and 7 had a visit from Mark and Phil, who are technicians, and they taught us how to code on Minecraft, using

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Python. Python is a coding application that allows you to programme everyday games (like Minecraft). It has a design philosophy that emphasises code readability, noteably using significant. We learned how to place certain blocks (dirt, wood, stone etc.) We were given a book of instructions of what code to type in to Python to control Minecraft. There were lots of different codes for different things, such as how to make flowers and TNT appear when you walk. We also briefly spoke about Raspberry Pi’s. Raspberry Pi’s is a series of small single board computers developed in the UK by

using fun and enjoyable activities. It is, as we all know, very important to be safe and Absafe taught us just that. When we arrived, the whole class got an interesting talk from Malcolm, the owner of Absafe, he told us about making dangerous consequences safer. After that we took a quiz on how to keep safe in our everyday life. After our talk we all split up into our different groups. One group went into the bedroom. We played a bullying version of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? ’ We took it in turns to read out questions about bullying. The majority got the questions right. Secondly, we made our way to the road safety room. In there we watched a short film about three boys crossing the road and the last boy got run over. We had to right down the ways to make this event safer. We had a risk chart and we tried to get the risk down to green, which means totally safe, but the only way we could do that is to not do it at all. So we could only get it to amber.

the Raspberry Pi Foundation to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools. It is a credit card sized computer. It’s available anywhere in the world, and can function as a proper desktop computer and can be used to build smart devices. Overall, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a great experience. P6 and P7 all learned something new especially if they hadn’t been on Minecraft before. P7

Next we went into the train safety room. The leader of this activity pretended to drop her phone on the train rail and she chose one of us to go retrieve it. When they went onto the train track the light went on and a colossal noise went off. This showed what it would be like to be on real train tracks. They advised

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Ever! We then took a corners quiz and we had a question and answers. We went to the corner with the answer we thought was true. We found out that a train weighs the same as eighty elephants. We also found out that a train has to stop 20 football pitches away from their final destination. Will you promise to never get anything from train tracks? Then we went out for lunch and got to go outside for a bit. We watched a show of Tracy Beaker indicating us to be safe and aware with our social medias. Then we played a game to try and keep our online passwords safe from the Vikings.

Then we went to have another quiz. Our scores had improved by then as we had a lot of important and helpful information in our visit. We got a few 27/27 scores and we all cheered. We really enjoyed Absafe. It was a great experience. It made learning about things we don’t know a lot about fun. We would all definitely recommend going. It is so important to be safe and hopefully we can make all occasions amber or green. -Grace and Maryam

Then we went into the kitchen where we had to spot all the dangers in there. After a while we spotted an aerosol can and got told that the dangers of inhaling it is equivalent to having a drug. It is called solvent abuse. We watched a video about people who are being affected by this or even dying. After the kitchen we went into the living room and we talked about fire safety. We also had to pick out the dangers in this room. We watched another video about people lying about house fires and putting other people in danger by making hoax calls.

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Meeting Dates KCC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm at Adventure Aberdeen, Fairley Road, Kingswells Everyone will be made welcome. Please come along and let us know about any issues you may have. Year of Young People 2018 The Scottish Government has made 2018 the Year of Young People as part of a year of themed events A global first, the Year of Young People 2018 is aiming to provide a platform to showcase the personalities, talents and achievements of Scotland’s young people. The year of Events is giving young people, aged 8 to 26, the chance to try new opportunities, to influence decision making on issues affecting their lives and be involved in cultural and sporting opportunities across the country. Young people have been involved in designing the programme, with more than 500 signed up to volunteer as Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors. If any Young person is interested in getting involved in their local area the website http:// will give you all the information you need to take part in a wide variety of events and activities. Please see for local discounts, information, things to do, rewards . . . and more 8 KCN Issue 30 - Apr-May '18.indd 8

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 Questionnaire To Improve Communication With Residents And Facilities In Kingswells Please rank our methods of communication in the order of importance to you. Enter 1 for most important to 6 for least important. If you would not use any method, please leave it blank. Method












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Response to KCC questionnaires can be low. What can KCC do to encourage you to share your views? Is there anything you would like from KCC that we don’t provide? What are the 3 main priorities you would like to see to improve the village of Kingswells: 1 2 3 Any other comments:

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The Questionnaire Kingswells Community Council would like to improve the way we communicate with you and to ensure we identify the issues most important to you. Can you please spare a few minutes to let us know your views? The questionnaire is available online at If you don’t have access to the internet please complete the form, tear off the form and pop it in the post box in front of the Community Centre in the Village Centre. Alternatively, post to Kingswells Community Council, 3 Corse Avenue, Kingswells, AB15 8TL. Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.

Local Development Plan The new Local Development Plan (LDP) will guide development in the City up to 2031. We are now at the beginning of the five yearly review process. The first stage of the LDP Review Process is the Pre-Main Issues Report. During this stage ACC will consult community councils and developers to determine significant issues in the City. The public will be consulted later this year, but if you have any views you want KCC to take forward please let us know. You could use the questionnaire or come along to one of our meetings. The comments made will influence the preparation of the Main Issues Report later this year. The Main Issues Report lists the main issues facing the city and suggests a range of options to address these issues. This is where the public will become involved in the consultation. You can get more details from the links to Development Plan on

New Members The membership of KCC has changed significantly over the last year. We would like to thank the outgoing members for their service and welcome the new members. Restrictions on the rules governing KCC limit the number of members that can be co-opted on to replace the outgoing members, and we now have four new associate members. All community councils in Aberdeen will be elected in October, so this temporary restriction will be resolved then. We can have any number of associate members, so if you are interested please come to one of our meetings and have a chat.

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KINGSWELLS CHURCH NEWS Our Minister, Rev. Alisa McDonald, took her last service with us on Sunday 25th March. Alisa is moving to be the Parish Minister at Barnhill St Margaret’s Church in Broughty Ferry. Alisa brought a freshness of approach and a depth to our worship and praise: her message has always been inclusive, recognising the importance of all sectors of our community irrespective of colour, race and sexual orientation. Her legacy is a freshness of spirit, a better understanding of what God expects of us, and the promotion of a compassionate regard and unconditional love of all people. We feel sadness at her leaving, but rejoice with her in anticipation of this next phase of her life as a parish minister. While we wait to start the recruitment process for a new minister, services continue as usual on Sunday mornings at 11am. We will have a number of visiting ministers leading worship, and this will add variety to our services. Activities for Young Church and Creche also continue as usual, and you will be assured of a warm welcome at our services. A new initiative starting on Wednesday 4th April is NOSH and NATTER. This is a lunchtime friendship club which will meet in the church halls from 12.30 to 2.30pm on the first Wednesday of each month. A soup lunch, entertainment and fellowship are offered to everyone on the community. Please come along and support this initiative which has been made possible through funding received from the Kingswells Co-op Community Fund. The church website has had a makeover and information on services and events can be found at or on our Facebook page Church

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Invites you to our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tuesday 24th April 2018 7.00pm @ Kingswells Community Centre All Kingswells Residents WELCOME!! Hope to see you there!

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News from Councillor Delaney... Hopefully we’ve now seen the last of winter and can look forward to some warmer weather. It was a long winter, made so much worse by the “Beast from the East” and, bad as it was, we fared so much better than many other parts of the country. On a positive note, things can only get better, but not until after the backlog of potholes have been cleared! It’s pretty much par for the course, but I do feel the council, in an attempt to balance the books, employs false economy when it comes to road repairs. We have some decent pothole repairs over the past year or so, but the quality has not been consistent and anecdotal evidence suggests standards are slipping once more. The crumbling road surfaces at various locations in Kingswells have been reported and I await responses. The list of roads and pavements which are to be resurfaced during the next financial year is likely to be published mid April. Of course potholes has not been the only issue we’ve faced in recent weeks. Last month we saw flash flooding across the North East with a particularly concerning situation arising in Old Skene Road and John Arthur Court. As water levels rose rapidly, the street drains were unable to cope and a lot of water began streaming down the road. As bad as this was, the primary risk was to homes in John Arthur Court as water careered down the slope. Luckily there was no damage to property and nobody was injured, but this was primarily down to the resilience of local people pulling together in a crisis and helping out their neighbours. The council also sent a team to assess the situation and distribute sand bags. They are to follow up with works on the street drains and the main culvert and these are expected to be completed by the time you read this. Ongoing issues with overflowing rubbish at the recycling facility at the Park & Ride remain unresolved. The council has yet to take a decision as to whether this facility will remain now that the “new” household recycling service has settled down and recycling rates are up. If it is retained we need more regular pick ups, a case I have already made. Regardless, people dumping rubbish next to the recycling bins does not help the situation. Now back to the long running saga of poor broadband connections in the north of the village. It may not seem like it, but works are indeed ongoing and the majority of unconnected homes should be able to get fast broadband connections within the next few months. Concraig Park, the largest unconnected street, will be done over the next 3-6 months. Unfortunately, like the rest of the programme, there’s no details of timescales for any of the other streets. I have made Openreach aware of a handful of properties in Wellside Circle, Wellside Place and Derbeth Park which were not completed along with the rest of the homes in these streets. They have confirmed these addresses are indeed on the programme. Other than that, half of Derbeth Grange has still to be done and I’m chasing that up once again. If you are still awaiting connection, please check out your address on www.scotlandsuperfast. com periodically. Don’t be put off if it says they are having difficulties and nothing is expected

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within 12 months. This is a standard message which only changes once the service is up and running! Sadly I’m going to end on buses as not everyone may be aware of the expected withdrawal of Stagecoach’s 210 service from 7th May. This service was subsidised by Aberdeenshire Council for the benefit of their own residents. Unfortunately its withdrawal is likely to have an impact on Kingswells residents as the service ran eight buses a day through the village, terminating at ARI. The significance of this announcement cannot be quantified until we know what’s happening with the replacement for the No 94 shuttle bus, something I will hopefully have informed you about separately before you read this! As always, please get in touch to raise any concerns you may have. I hold monthly surgeries in Kingswells Community Centre and regularly attend the meetings of various community groups in the area. I would of course be more Councillor Steve Delaney than happy to receive an invitation to attend Home Tel: 01224 694469 any groups I am not currently attending. Work Tel: 01224 346614 Regards Steve Delaney

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Animal Blessing Service Craigiebuckler Church Hall Springfield Road ABERDEEN

Sunday, 3rd June 2018 3pm The Service will be conducted by the Rev Kenneth Petrie All animals with their human companions welcome


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Why is stretching so important? There are many health benefits to undertaking a flexibility programme: Benefits of stretching: Improved range of movement at a joint. Whether the joint is your finger, elbow, knee hips or ankle we all need to be able to move them for our daily functions. Keeping them all moving is essential to healthy joints, muscles and mind. Increased muscle power. Due to good blood supply, and taking the muscle to its limit stretching a muscle will provide more muscle fibres to be working. When it’s as long as it can be and mobile, we will achieve more power from all the muscle fibres working when we move. Reduced post exercise muscle soreness. Given that a muscle will tear slightly when exercising, but builds stronger for doing so, a stretch will reduce the soreness of the muscle by bringing the blood supply into it to repair it. Reduces fatigue. Following exercise the muscle soreness can cause fatigue, but stretching will reduce or eliminate this possibility. Improves posture. The greater length the muscle is the better we are able to stand tall and move well. A body builder will increase muscle he reduces the ability to move so well due to too much tissue at a joint and little or no stretching in their fitness programme. There are 5 different types of stretches - static stretching being one of them. But all of them we do at our Strength & Balance classes in Mannofield & Cults. If you would like to come to class, or have a class near you please contact Laura on 07773021851 Looking for a speaker at your group? Call Laura.

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Kingswells Class

New block starting Easter 2018 Kingswells Community Centre T'ai Chi is a powerful meditative exercise practised by millions throughout the world. It helps co-ordination, breathing, and balance, and is a proven way of maintaining health and energy. In these classes we will teach the Yang style Short Form, Chi Kung warm-up exercises, and partner work to introduce the basic forms and principles of T'ai Chi. The classes are friendly and supportive and suitable for all ages and abilities, no previous experience is necessary.

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Kingwells Health Walks Please come and join us. Kingswells Health Walks are short, gentle walks of between one to three miles. They start every Thursday morning at 10.30 from the Community Centre and return after about an hour with the option of a stop for coffee and a chat. The walks are led by local trained volunteers and are free. We go out every week, whatever the weather, except when extreme conditions make it unsafe. You don’t need any special equipment, just sensible, comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for the weather. It is an opportunity to make new friends and explore Kingswells and its surroundings. We are lucky to live in such an attractive area with a variety of pleasant walks. Some folk may already be reasonably fit and active and for them we can walk at a normal pace, but there will always be a leader who is prepared to take beginners and slower walkers, or those with health problems, who prefer to go at a more gentle pace. We have been assessed as Dementia friendly and suitable for the Move More programme of activity for people affected by cancer. Walking has many health benefits for us all, whatever our age or ability. Health walks occur all over Scotland and are supported by Paths For All and Sport Aberdeen and are approved by the NHS. Bring along your family, friends, and neighbours too! We do hope to welcome you soon. However, if you don’t fancy walking, there are all sorts of other activities for people of any fitness level, or with disabilities, of any age and gender, organised by Sport Aberdeen. They use a variety of different venues around Aberdeen. You will find all the information on their website: Any further information may be had by phoning: Ann on 01224 749521 or Kenneth on 01224 746658 Looking to advertise ? Call Sue t : 07813 964 875

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sea symbolically to the city. The gesture was thought to keep sea-farers safe for the coming year. The ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea continues to this day.

Lo Sposalizio del Mare, or the Marriage of the Sea was an ancient ceremony which used to symbolise the maritime domination of Venice. It took the form of a solemn procession of boats, headed by the Doge's lavish ship, out to sea by the port on the Lido. In 1177 Pope Alexander III drew a ring from his finger and bade the Doge cast a ring into the sea each year on Ascension Day, and in so doing, wed the

The Aberdeen Bach Choir’s concert is an attempt at a musical reconstruction of Lo Sposalizio as it might have sounded in the 1630s. The first half will consist of madrigals and sacred music by Giovanni and Andrea Gabrieli, as would have been played and sung on the water during the procession of boats, and the second half will be a reconstruction of the church service held afterwards in the church of San Nicolo, on the Lido. The concert will be held at St Machar’s Cathedral at 7.45pm. Tickets are available from Aberdeen Performing Arts at £15, £12 for concessions, £5 for students and children under 16 are free.


Kingswells SWI President Margaret Farquhar welcomed members and introduced Neil Diack from Mark Shaw funeral directors , who gave an amusing and interesting talk on An Undertaker’s World. Competition Winners

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Aberdeen City Libraries deliver a fortnightly service to the Kingswells community on Fridays from 2.50 pm to 3.50 pm in the hall at Kingswells Community Centre on Kingswells Avenue. A selection of books and DVDs, suitable for all ages, are available for loan and library staff are on hand to answer enquiries and assist with reading choices. Reservations may be placed for stock that is not on display. Theme events will take place at libraries throughout the holidays; further details are available at For further info : Home Service Library tel. 01224 498930

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Enjoy the countryside, meet new friends, keep fit - join the Woodburn Walkers. Age 50+ Transport - Hire Bus, Fortnightly - Tuesday’s Starting point Hazlehead Park Time 9am for 9.15 Average Distance 7 miles contact numbers are 01224 640882 and 01224 318075.

Indoor Carpet Bowling Come along and give carpet bowls a try... indoor carpet bowling held at the Community Centre. The group is needing to swell it’s numbers so they can have a decent game every week. No experience required just come and give it a go. They do have spare bowls and nothing in the way of special clothing or equipment is required. In the first instance to gain more info and words of encouragement contact : Ian Sim Tel: 01224 741178 / Mob: 07535221718

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A community publication for the residents of Kingswells

Kcn issue 30 apr may 18  

A community publication for the residents of Kingswells