Bonfire & Fireworks Tonight

Collieston Bonfire and Fireworks – TONIGHT
Rescheduled from last week, hopefully the weather continues to be kind.
 
There will be no parking available at Cransdale this year, you will need to park in the village and walk down (bring a torch just incase).
 
Soup and warm drinks at the hall afterward.

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Have you written yet?

If you are planning to write to your local councillors on Collieston’s behalf to help save our loos, you need to do it before the end of the month. Please include your name and address on any correspondence so it counts. The http://www.writetothem.com website allows you to email everyone together or a letter can be dropped with any Community Councillor or directly to the Ellon offices.

We need your help to “Save our Loos”!

As you may have seen in the papers the Council is going to be closing various Public Loos across the shire.   Collieston is on this list for closure.   The village is fighting to keep them open, but we need help and support from the wider community.

Collieston wants to keep the loos open for everyone visiting the village to walk or play on the beach, those walking the coastal paths, delivery drivers, posties and all the other users from children to the retired. There are no other loos available in the village that can be used by visitors should these close.

Below are 2 documents.   One provides more information on the situation with also contact details of people in the council to contact in protest.   The second document is a draft (example) letter written by the Slains and Collieston Community Council for people to use to with to local councillors to state your objection to this closure.

The villagers of Collieston and Slains ask if you can write to one or all of your local councillors to let them know how much this would affect you and your visit to the village. The vote to close the loos was unanimous – all councillors voted for it!

CACC Letter

Draft Template letter

 

A walk, litter pick and a sausage!

Sunday 8th May, 11am

Join Slains Primary School children and their friends and families on a walk from Collieston to Hackley Bay and back with the aim of picking up 3 pieces of litter from the beach.

The “3 pieces of litter'” is an initiative that was presented to the children encouraging them to pick up 3 pieces of litter when visiting the beach to help with the environment.

As a reward on returning to the community centre a sausage sizzle, fine piece and a cuppa will be available.

The Slains School Parent Forum would love to invite you to join us.

http://www.fishingforlitter.org.uk/blog/article/11/2016/01/14/slains-school-pupils-enlisted-to-help-protect-our-sealife

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time to FILL YER BOOTS!

Ok everyone time to FILL YER BOOTS 👢👢👢

The Slains School Parent Forum and the school has agreed to support the local “Bosie in a Boot” cause to send wellies, cosy hats and gloves, and essential provisions (basic toiletries etc) to Syrian refugees.

Please read the info on the link as there are some restrictions (eg socks must be new) but on the whole it’s about finding stuff you don’t need anymore so shouldn’t cost you any money.

School has agreed to be a drop off point, so can you get your stuff dropped there by Friday 27th November and a collection will be arranged.
Any questions just ask, and thanks for your support and donations.