Category Archive: The Skene Street Project

Apr 16

Skene Street Project Update – Great News All Round!!

Hi Everyone and happy Easter! We have been very busy moving the Skene Street project forward. If you have been down to Skene street lately you may have seen some new inhabitants. The Skene Street Trolls who have made Skene Street their home are a great project that we did with Gilcomstoun Primary School! We …

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Jan 24

The Skene Street Project secures top award from Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund!

We are very excited to reveal that after voting during December that The Skene Street Project has been awarded the top award for Tesco’s Bags of Help fund which is done in partnership with Groundwork UK. This means we have been awarded £5000 towards The Skene Street Project which is a huge boost for the …

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Nov 30

Tesco’s Bags of help fund & We need your help!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Tesco in conjunction with Groundwork UK, Bags of Help Fund & it is now up to the public vote! Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects …

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Oct 24

Builder Needed For One “Stage” Of The Skene Street Project!

We are really excited to be able to move forward with a small stage of the project. We are looking to get started on the stage which will be located in the corner of the middle section of the site (please see pictures). We are now looking to find a local builder that would be able to …

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Sep 19

Skene Street Project Crowd Funding Has Begun!

We are really excited to announce the launch of our crowd funding campaign for the next phase of The Skene Street Project. The campaign will be run on and last for 8 weeks!. During that time people will be able to pledge money towards the project and any money raised will go firstly …

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Jun 16

Skene Street Project Update

Funding News First of all at our June meeting (08/06/16) we received some amazing news from Council Leader Jenny Laing and one of our ward councillors announced that the Skene Street project was awarded £7000 as part of decision made at June’s Finance, Policy & resources where a whole host of projects were awarded funding. …

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Apr 28

Some Great news for The Skene Street Project & an update!

The Good News April has been a great month for the Skene Street project! During March we announced that we had applied for planning permission. We are very pleased to say that permission was granted for the improvements to access and enhancements of the area on the 11th of April. This means we have another box …

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Mar 14

Plans for the Skene Street Project have been lodged with Aberdeen City Council

Following our meeting in March during which Lucy Mackenzie of George Watt & Stewart went over the details of our plans for the Skene Street Project we agreed to have them submitted to the planning department which was done by Lucy on our behalf on the 10th March. The site has seen an increase in use …

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Feb 07

We have officially marked the first City Centre Community Orchard!

Today (07/02/16) members of the City Centre Community Council marked the planting of the first City Centre Community Apple orchard by installing a plaque to commemorate the addition to the on going Skene Street Project. In October 2015 members of the original City Centre Community Council got out the shovels and planted 7 family apple trees. …

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Dec 18

Update – The Skene Street Project

Following our end of year update we would like to share with you some exciting news regarding the Skene Street Project. First of all some of you noticed a new railing has been installed along a the wall of a piece of land previously excluded from the site. This is to insure safety for when the new play …

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