Garioch Partnership newsletter

The December issue of the Garioch Partnership’s newsletter has been published. Read More...
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Kintore Arms refurbishment plans

A planning application has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council for the conversion of the Kintore Arms Inn to split the existing building into two units selling food and drink.

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Council seeking feedback on Kintore play parks

Aberdeenshire Council Landscape Services department are looking for feedback from the people of Kintore about the play parks in the town. Read More...
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Former Inverurie Paper Mill site exhibition

A public exhibition of the proposals to redevelop part of the former Inverurie paper mill site at Porth Elphinstone will now be held on Tuesday, December 16 in the Acorn Centre, West High Street, Inverurie. Read More...
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Council "frustrated" at inquiry into new Kintore school

Aberdeenshire Council has expressed disappointment that as a result of the various objections lodged by landowners, the Scottish Government is seeking to hold a Public Local Inquiry (PLI) into the council’s proposed compulsory purchase of a site for the new Kintore Primary school. Read More...
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REVISED DATE: B977 Fintray road closed for five days

The B977 Kintore to Hatton of Fintray road will be closed at the level crossing at Boat of Kintore for five days from Monday, January 12, 2015.

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Kintore School Christmas Post service

Kintore School Parent Council are running their annual Christmas Post Service at 25p per card for addresses within walking distance of the centre of Kintore. The Last Day For Posting Monday 15th December at 12 noon.

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Kintore Konnect published

The December edition of Kintore Konnect is out now and you can download it from this website.

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Welcome for Gateway Kintore inclusion

Kintore and District Community Council has welcomed today’s decision of the Infrastructure Services Committee of Aberdeenshire Council to include the Gateway Kintore development in the new Local Development plan.

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Dec 6: Kintore Christmas Lights Switch-On

The Kintore Christmas lights will be switched on on Saturday, December 6 at 4.30 pm in The Square in front of the Town House.

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What to do about broadband interruptions

It is quite obvious from the recent survey on broadband in Kintore and the comments received at kintore.org.uk and on our Facebook page, that a substantial number of people are having problems with broadband disconnecting intermittently.

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Kintore United looking for players

Kintore United F.C 2005 age group are currently looking for players to add to our existing squad. Kintore United’s aim is to promote youth football to the children of Kintore and all surrounding areas. Read More...
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Are you having trouble with broadband disconnections?

We’ve been contacted by an Aberdeenshire Council official who is speaking to BT about disconnection issues. He is looking for phone numbers that are affected. Read More...
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May 23: Kintore Summer Festival 2015

'The Kintore Summer Festival will take place on Saturday 23rd May 2015 and due to the success of our new location last year we will be holding this festival at the school playing fields and school again.

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Nov 20: PlayTalkRead bus visits Kintore

Bessie the PlayTalkRead bus is coming to Kintore on Thursday November 20 between 10am and 1pm and 2pm and 4pm. Read More...
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Variation to planning for more 'mini supermarket' deliveries

A variation to planning for the proposed mini-supermarket on School Road, Kintore has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council to allow for additional deliveries. Read More...
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Kintore East report for Nov 11 council meeting

Aberdeenshire Council planners are recommending Aberdeenshire Councillors grant the application for planning permission in principle for 600 houses, a neighbourhood centre and infrastructure for Kintore East. Read More...
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Fireworks display voted a great success

The Kintore Fireworks Display has been voted a great success with a huge crowd and very appreciative feedback.

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Inverurie Health and Care Hub

NHS Grampian are organising a public drop-in session to see the latest plans for the proposed Inverurie Health and Care hub. Read More...
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Kintore survey indicates broadband divide

A survey conducted in Kintore reveals widespread dissatisfaction with broadband services in the town. While some of those who are able to get fibre broadband enjoy speeds over 65MB, a significant number on conventional wired broadband report their service appears to be deteriorating.

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Community council chairman comments on current issues

Brian Johnston, chairman of Kintore and District Community Council presents his update of news from the community council. Read More...
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B977 Fintray road closure

The B977 Kintore to Hatton of Fintray road will be closed on Thursday, October 30 from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. Read More...
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Kintore 0-3 Group Christmas Shopping Night

Kintore 0-3 Group are organising a Christmas Shopping Night on Friday, November 14 in the Kintore Public Hall.

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Broadband postcode lottery in Kintore?

Early results from a community broadband survey in Kintore suggest that there is something of a postcode lottery to broadband services in our town.

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Another chance for Gateway Kintore?

Gateway Kintore may go back to Aberdeenshire Council for reconsideration of its inclusion in the forthcoming Local Development Plan.

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Nov 6: Kintore Fireworks

Further details have now been announced for the Kintore Fireworks display on Thursday, November 6.

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Kintore Summer Festival 2015

It may be only 10 weeks to Christmas, but some people in Kintore are already thinking of summer 2015. That would be the committee of the Kintore Summer Festival. Read More...
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Nov 6: Kintore Fireworks

Make a note in your diary for the evening of Thursday, November 6. That’s when the Kintore Fireworks display will take place.

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Nov 15: Casino Night fundraiser

Kintore Rotary are organising Casino Night fundraiser in Kintore Public Hall on Saturday 15 November.

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Chairman's report to community council AGM

Report by the chairman of Kintore and District Community Council to the council’s annual general meeting on September 16, 2014. Read More...
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Sept 6-14: North East Open Studios

Peerie Pantry is taking part in the North East Open Studios event with a photographic exhibition from September 6-14. Read More...
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Second mini supermarket for Kintore

Following hard on the heels of the news about Sainsbury’s Local opening a convenience store at Midmill comes news of a second “mini supermarket” planned for a site about a tenth of a mile along School Road. Read More...
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Kintore needs more self-sufficiency

The closure of the Kintore Arms (albeit maybe temporarily) has flagged up an important issue in the town. Instead of being a reasonably self-sufficient village, Kintore is increasing being forced to become an outward-looking town.

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Uncertainty over fibre broadband upgrade

So the fibre broadband installation in Kintore is well underway. Poor broadband connections have long been one of the hottest topics on Kintore.org.uk and our associated Kintore Facebook page.

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Kintore Arms Inn sold

The Kintore Arms Inn in the centre of Kintore has been sold and has now closed. Future plans for the inn and the identity of its new owners are unknown.

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Improvements to The Square

Aberdeenshire Council has submitted proposals for environmental improvements around the 18th century Town House in the The Square, Kintore.

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Dismay as councillors vote down Gateway Kintore

At their meeting this morning members of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee voted not to include the Gateway Kintore in the new local development plan.

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Community council hopes for facilities boost from council meeting

On the eve of Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee meeting that will decide if Gateway Kintore should be included in the new local plan, Brian Johnstone, chairman of Kintore and District Community Council has urged councillors to listen to the community.

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Plans submitted for Sainsbury's Local at Midmill

A planning application has been submitted for the demolition of existing buildings at Midmill and the development of four retail or commercial units and a hot-food takeaway unit at Midmill in Kintore. Read More...
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June 29: Commonwealth Games Baton in Kintore

The Queen’s Baton will visit Kintore on its route to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. It is due to pass through Kintore on Sunday, June 29.

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Kintore East masterplan backed

Aberdeenshire Councillors have approved the Kintore East masterplan that envisages a substantial expansion of Kintore to the south and east.

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Gateway Kintore to go infrastructure committee

At today’s Aberdeenshire Council meeting councillors referred the Gateway Kintore development to the Infrastructure Services Committee with a view to including it in the new Local Development Plan which will come into force in 2016.

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Council still blocking Gateway Kintore

Despite a 1,000 name supportive petition and 340 representations to the council, planners from Aberdeenshire Council are still refusing to include Gateway Kintore in the Aberdeenshire Council local plan.

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2019 date for re-opening of Kintore station

Kintore station should re-open in 2019 according to the latest estimate.

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New Kintore School delayed

News that the new Kintore School will be delayed by a year has been met with dismay in Kintore.

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June 21: Kintore School Football Tournament

The Kintore School Football Tournament takes place on Saturday, June 21.

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May 31: New venue for Kintore Summer Festival

The Kintore Summer Festival will take place on Saturday, May 31 at a new venue. After many years based in The Square in the centre of Kintore, the organisers have moved this year’s festival to Kintore School and the playing field.

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Hospital bus service improved

Lobbying regarding a proposal to cut the bus service connecting Kintore to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has been successful. The proposals would have meant taking two buses to get to the hospital for work, appointments or visits.

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Wargaming anyone?

Just received a question that we cannot answer. A keen wargamer has move to the area and wants to know if there is a local Kintore group, or a people interested in starting one. Read More...
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May 3 to 25: Birds and Beasts Exhibition

Birds and Beasts Exhibition at Balbithan House from May 3 to 25. Art Exhibition featuring work by Marga Schnell, Mel Shand, Alison D Brown, Winifred Fergus, Mary McMurtrie, Elspeth Haston, Gillian Ferns, Linzi Russell, Mairead Amos, Emma Palmer and Craftyweebirdie. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12pm - 4pm.

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A new lease of life for our Town House

It is good to hear that attentions are turning to finding a new use to give a new lease of life to Kintore Town House. It is a magnificent and historic building that has been the jewel in the crown at the centre of our Royal Burgh of Kintore since 1747.

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Disappointment at date for new station

Work for the reopening of the Kintore rail station is not likely to start until 2016. Originally in the NESTRANS schedule to reopen in 2009, our local councillors have been trying to get a date from the Scottish Transport Minister.

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Before you get too excited about Sainsbury's

You may have seen the story in the Press and Journal this morning “Delight at store hope for Kintore”. Well, just a word of caution before you start celebrating.

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It's called planning for a reason

Twice in the past few months I have been in meetings where the line of the Aberdeen to Inverness dual carriageway was highlighted as being a burning issue for those with an interest in the future of this area.

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Kintore to Fintray road floods for third time

This is proving to be one of the wettest periods for years with a series of rainstorms sweeping the country and it has resulted in three flooding closures of the B977 Kintore to Hatton of Fintray road in the past month.

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Community council responds to local plan consultation

Kintore and District Community Council chair Brian Johnstone has submitted the community council’s response to the Main Issues Report consultation, which ends tomorrow (February 1, 2014). In it, the community council chair argues that the Gateway Kintore site should be included in the Aberdeenshire Council Local Development Plan 2016.

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Feb 24: Kintore Public Hall AGM

Kintore Public Hall is one of the key assets we have in the Royal Burgh of Kintore – a venue for all sorts of community and private events.

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Seize the opportunity to push supermarket

Aberdeenshire Council are inviting responses to the Main Issues Report produced for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2016. The deadline for responses is February 1.

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High-speed broadband on the way

This week we have received the welcome news that many in Kintore has been waiting for. After years of problems with slow downloads and services like BBC iPlayer being almost impossible to use at peak times, Kintore is due to get high-speed fibre broadband this summer.

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