Community

Working in and with the Community

Supporting the communities which are home to the new bypass, raising money for charities and providing opportunities for local people is at the very heart of the AWPR/B-T project.

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The Local Community

The local community has been extremely supportive of both the work and the team throughout the construction stage, so giving back is the perfect way to say a huge thank you!

Among the many charities and organisations which have benefited are C Fine, Red Cross, CLAN, Aberdeen Cyrenians, Abbeyfield Scotland, Northfield Academy, Quarryhill Primary, Portlethen Moss Preservation group, Macmillan Cancer Research, Alzheimer’s Research, Friends of Stonehaven Open Air Pool, Better Balmedie Group, Balmedie Scouts, Cove in Bloom, Maryculter Woodland Trust, Milltimber Community Memorial, The Chest, Heart and Stroke Foundation and Loriston Parent Council.

Employees have taken part in events including the Baker Hughes 10k, Banchory Beast Race, the Great Aberdeen Run, Chapelton Bike Ride and Movember to raise cash for various causes.

Workers have also given presentations to many clubs and groups as well as thousands of primary and secondary schools, with more than 50 local pupils taking part in the Goals Training programme. This initiative trains pupils on interview skills and the use of technology in construction, design, geology and the environment.

As work on the AWPR/B-T nears completion and the project offices and cabins are no longer needed, local organisations can benefit from used equipment, furniture and materials. Chairs, tables, filing cabinets and coat hooks worth around £750 were recently donated to Bridge of Don and District Men’s Shed.

Some of Our Community Work

  • 400m of fencing and 250 trees donated to the Better Balmedie Group
  • 250 trees given to Balmedie Scouts for Potterton and Belhelvie
  • 3 tonnes of wood diverted from waste donated to Northfield Academy and Quarryhill Primary for a raised beds garden project
  • Project workers helped with the Cove in Bloom project and the Maryculter Woodland Trust, and the contractor provided materials
  • Volunteers took part in litter picks at Charleston and Burnhead
  • Materials and workers provided to develop the commemorative Milltimber Community Memorial

Case Studies