The DEADLINE for Community Assets funding is fast approaching. Closure and final applications is set for October 4, 2019. Community Assets is the National Lottery funding for community-owned building or capital projects.
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Mark is encouraged to hear that a preferred bidder has been identified for ArjoWiggins Fine Papers Limited in Aberdeen, and said:
"This news will be welcomed by the 482 staff and their families at the Stoneywood site, who have endured months of uncertainty regarding its future. It gives real hope that this successful and longstanding business will continue to operate in the city."
Mark welcomes the progress made by Bramble Brae Primary School, which has been found to have made good progress in the aftermath of a recent inspection report. Mark said: “I am so pleased to hear that progress is being made, I know how hard the staff at the school work, on a daily basis, to provide the best education for the children who attend Bramble Brae. I know how much it is valued by the community, and I hope this report will help provide the school and the wider community with the springboard they need as they work to improve and enhance the educational outcomes for their children.”
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If you live in temporary accommodation and make a new Universal Credit claim, your payment will not include an amount to help towards your housing. You will need to claim Housing Benefit from the local authority who placed you in temporary accommodation to get help with your housing costs. You can still receive Universal Credit to help with your other costs.
SUPPORTED or SHELTERED HOUSING...
If you live in supported or sheltered housing you won’t be able to claim housing costs through Universal Credit. Instead you can claim Housing Benefit from your local council. This will be the case even if the rest of your money comes from Universal Credit.
Mark continues to be hopeful that a positive solution can be found for the Logie Shops and the derelict arcade will be knocked down ahead of the area’s redevelopment.
Last year Mark wrote to both Aberdeen City Council and Sport Aberdeen regarding the lack of progress on planned improvements to Northfield Swimming Pool, which closed down for improvements over a year ago.
In response to Mark’s letter, Steven Whyte, Director of Resources at Aberdeen City Council, claimed it would “not be possible” to provide timescales for the project until a business case is completed.
Commenting, Mark said:
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