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In and Around the Village and Things You Need to Know
Commemorative Scottish Oak Tree to be planted in Torphins Park
A Scottish Oak tree is to be planted in Torphins Park on Tuesday 11th April 2023 at 11:00 am to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee and reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Torphins Community Council has purchased the 3m Scottish Oak to be planted by Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Sandy Manson, accompanied by Provost of Aberdeenshire Cllr. Judy Whyte, and members of Torphins Community Council. Members of the community are invited to come along to the planting which will be in the area immediately west of the Golden Jubilee Stone. Thanks to Aberdeenshire Council for preparation, staking and protection.
Torphins Growing Living Greenspaces Project - Improving areas for wildlife & people.
The next phase of the Greenspaces project is to plant trees & shrubs (end Feb / beginning of March) to increase the biodiversity of some of our greenspaces.
The Team are proposing to plant trees & shrubs in 3 different areas of the village; far end of the Park, Bridge Crescent and at the start of Kinnairdy Terrace - as detailed at links.
We will only be given small plants (about 40cm) - so they will take a while to establish. The plants have been chosen, with guidance from a local ecologist, to try and make the most positive impacts on wildlife from the list available from the Council. Please have a look at the proposals below and let us know what you think
For Torphins Greenspaces Team
TCC Winter Newsletter - You can download the Newsletter now.
Catch the free A2B Dial-a-Bus Tuesday or Wednesday - Timetable
Following the public consultation on the proposed boundary change of TCC to include Lumphanan CC area Aberdeenshire Council has decided to make another attempt to reinstate LCC. This will need sufficient nominations for LCC.
HILL OF FARE WIND FARM PROPOSAL: Many thanks to everyone who submitted comments to TCC and to RES. TCC submitted a response to RES which can be found here: TCC Response to RES
Energy Consents Unit Scoping Opinion 14 October 2022
Energy Consents Unit Site:
Broadway Partners are a commercial business referred by Aberdeenshire's Digital Engagement Unit, seeking to build fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) across parts of rural Aberdeenshire. Community members may wish to pursue Broadway as a more viable alternative where BT Openreach plans are not adequate. More information about Broadway is on their website: http://www.broadwaybroadband.co.uk/ and this document explains more: Broadway Broadband
Schedule of TCC Meeting Dates for 2023