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)
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.
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.
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.
Countryside Rangers update
See here for the April 2021 update from our local Rangers
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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. .