We will publish information about the Bridge of Don here. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date event information, as that’s where we publish what’s going on right now in the Bridge of Don.

  • Bridge of Don Directory (listings of local organisations, churches, surgeries, schools etc)
  • Bridge of Don History (coming soon)

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Thank you  to Ardene House Vet Practice for its lovely donation. We have managed to cover all of our costs for the planters from the donations this year, and also been able to increase the number of flower baskets on the Bridge to 24. Thank you to everyone.
 
More “thank you”s for some generous donations to help fund planters and flower baskets. We have two ladies who yet again have donated in memory of their mother, who loved her garden – thank you so much.
A big thank you too for money received from Brooks Carter Clinic Limited, and also from The Barber’s Pole, which has also offered to look after a planter for us, so we’re in the process of getting another one made to go on the corner of Balgownie Crescent and Ellon Road.
 

Another couple of “thank you”s to VT Wealth Management and to Nor Sea Foods Limited for their extremely generous donations towards flower baskets and planters in the Bridge of Don. It is so very much appreciated.

Bridge of Don Community Council would like to thank Flowers With Flair, for their very generous donation towards the costs of planters around the Bridge of Don. Their donation is very much appreciated as the planters brighten up our area

Bridge of Don Community Council would like to thank Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and Bridge Vets, for their very generous donation towards the costs of flower baskets on the bridge on Ellon Road this summer. Their donations are very much appreciated and  will brighten up our area. We have arranged for the flower baskets to go up sometime in June.

We’d also like to thank Norse Limited The Specialists for High Pressure Piping Products, for its very generous donation earlier.

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A big thank you to Asda Middleton Park for its donation of compost to fill up our planters as the summer bedding goes in. That’ll keep us busy over the next few weeks! And an even bigger thank you for loading it into the car for us! 🙂

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The BoD community council recently held a meeting with local police and ACC councillors regarding multiple concerns from residents regarding anti-social behaviour in the Bridge of Don. An update from the meeting may be found here.

Please follow the advice given by the police to continue to contact the relevant authorities with any issues. It is of course also possible to contact your local councillors or email the community council with concerns, and we will pass them on to the local police.

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Flower Baskets 

Bridge of Don Community Council has decided to fund raise again this year towards the costs of flower baskets on the Bridge on Ellon Road and planters at various locations around the area.  Last year we decided not to fund raise as we did not think it right to ask companies for donations while in lockdown.

We did however manage to put up 12 baskets instead of our usual 24. This year we would like to have 24 again, so are asking for contributions.

The  flower baskets are always appreciated by residents and commuters as they brighten up the area. There are planters at various places in the area. We use funds to purchase compost and plants and these are looked after by volunteers from the community council and the wider community.

The cost of each basket to put up and maintain is approximately £80. Planters are approximately £50. Any value of donation would be gratefully received, and every donation is acknowledged on our website and Facebook page.

If you wish to support, please send us a private Facebook message or email us and we can advise on how to donate.

Thank you!

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Countryside Rangers update

See here for the April 2021 update from our local Rangers

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Coronavirus – local and nationwide information

Aberdeen City Council crisis support line: The Council has a free crisis support line for those hardest hit, who are unable to find online support. The number is 0800 0304 713 and is available 24hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Coronavirus helpline to provide help and advice to Scots who are at high risk from contracting coronavirus and do not have a support network at home. The service is aimed at people who are older, disabled, are pregnant, or who receive a flu jab for health reasons and will connect callers to local services that can help provide essential food and medication, emotional support, links to volunteer groups, and social work services for vulnerable children and adults. The number is 0800 111 4000 and will initially operate between 9am and 5pm, with plans being developed to extend its hours.

NHS Inform – Scotland’s national health information service

Ready Scotland – Scottish Government advice, including volunteering information, and how to help family and friends.

Scottish Government advice for unpaid carers

Disability Rights UK – including coronavirus updates in BSL. Note also that Aberdeen Action on Disability are offering to fix/service laptops, mobiles etc. free of charge in order to enable the most vulnerable to stay connected (if replacement parts are needed, they would have to be paid for, but all labour is free). For more information please call 01224 641355 or email office@aad-online.com

Scottish Business Support Line – Scottish Government helpline providing businesses across Scotland with advice and guidance on COVID-19.

SafeLives, the UK-wide charity dedicated to ending domestic abuse. Emergency support is available from Aberdeen Cyrenians through 0808 1964422

Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub – a focal point for information and assistance for anyone affected by coronavirus anywhere in Grampian. For requesting help and also volunteering to help.

Aberdeen City Council Coronovirus pages – up to date council information

Aberdeen Health and Social Care Partnership – Mental Health and Wellbeing advice

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations – lots of information and links here 

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If you have anything that you would like to contribute to our directory, or any information about the Bridge of Don that would be of interest, please get in touch. Please ensure that you own the copyright to anything submitted for publication. .