Residents urged to take part in survey

Volunteers from the 2015 Pitmedden Village Clean Up
Volunteers from the 2015 Pitmedden Village Clean Up

Udny Community Council and Udny Community Trust are calling on all residents in the local area to take part in a new Community Survey.

The Udny Community Council area includes Hattoncrook, Logierieve, Pitmedden, Udny Green and the surrounding areas as well as a small part of Udny Station.

The last major community consultation in Udny took place in 2011 and 2012 and much has happened since.

Udny now has a thriving Community Trust which has, since 2011, committed over £300,000 to projects using income generated by the community owned wind turbine.

Grants ranging from £50 to £70,000 have been awarded to numerous community groups.

Projects supported include the Udny Tennis Club, Pitmedden Music Festival, environmental project PUT Community SCIO, local Pre-school and Toddlers groups and the village halls in Udny Green and Pitmedden to name only a few.

Udny Community Council and Udny Community Trust felt that, five years on, it was time to go back to the whole community of Udny and ask how people feel about the place they live, to look at how priorities have changed and to collect information that can be used to plan for the current and future needs of the community. 

The new survey has been produced with support from the Formartine Partnership and Aberdeenshire Council’s Community Planning and Community Learning and Development Services so that a new Community Plan can be launched in late 2017.

The survey can take as little as 15 minutes to complete but also allows people to give as much detail as they like and comment on topics that are important to them.

The survey can be taken online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SurveyUdny or by contacting Udny Community Trust on 01651 843776.

Eleanor Morris of Udny Community Trust said: “We know that Udny is a great place to live and that the community have ideas about what they would like to see happen.”

Jill Watt of Udny Community Trust added: ‘We want as many people as possible to take part so if anyone is not confident online we are happy help them so they can have their views included.”

The Pitmedden Village Clean-up will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 10am, meeting at Pitmedden Surgery Car Park.

Volunteers will be provided with equipment and they are asked to dress for the weather.