Ian Yuill

Liberal Democrat councillor for Mannofield, Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill, Garthdee, Kaimhill and Ruthrieston Learn more

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The barriers which have been blocking the footpath from South Anderson Drive to Holburn Street have finally been removed – months after they were first put up without permission by a neighbouring business. Different reasons for the barriers being put up have been given over the last few months – anti-social behaviour, a dangerous building and, most recently, […]

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I have now received replies from council staff to the many enquiries I made on behalf of residents about problems with wheelie bin collections over Christmas and the New Year. Unfortunately the replies are all the same – with only the street or area name changed. This is the reply I received about problems with wheelie […]

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Festive wheelie bin emptying shambles

by Ian Yuill on 7 January, 2018

I have been contacted by residents from many parts of our area – including Airyhall, Braeside, Broomhill and Ruthrieston – about problems with wheelie bins not being emptied on schedule over the Christmas and New Year. There seem to have been particular problems with the brown wheelie bin collections which had been rescheduled from Christmas […]

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Wheelie bin collections – what’s your view?

by Ian Yuill on 23 November, 2017

You may have seen press reports that Aberdeen City Council may change household wheelie bin collections from once a fortnight to only once every three weeks. Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors would oppose changing to collections once every three weeks. Residents’ Survey I would like to hear what you think of the current domestic waste and […]

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Local residents have told me how annoyed they are that the footpath from South Anderson Drive to Holburn Street is still blocked, several months after a neighbouring business first put up barriers. Different reasons for the barriers being put up have been given over the last few months – anti-social behaviour, a dangerous building and, […]

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I have called on council staff to properly weed the flowerbeds on the eastern side of South Anderson Drive between Holburn Street and Ruthrieston Road. Parts of these flowerbeds are completely overgrown with weeds. It is a disgrace that one of the first things visitors to Aberdeen see when they drive up South Anderson Drive are […]

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Ruthrieston Residents’ Association meets next on Wednesday 13th September at 7.30pm in Ruthrieston Community Centre.  These meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity for those attending to raise issues affecting the community. A police representative usually attends the Residents’ Association’s meetings. Jane Fullerton of ACEnergy will be guest speaker at this […]

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Concerns were expressed at a recent meeting of Garthdee Community Council about a minority of cyclists passing very close to pedestrians on the Deeside Way (the old Deeside railway line). A number of the “Cyclists, pass with care” signs which used to be placed along the Deeside Way have disappeared. As a result of this […]

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The National Library of Scotland has created an online tool to allow people to see how an area looks in a recent satellite photo compared to a map published in 1896. Using the blue slider button on the left hand side of the tool’s screen, you can look at the map, the photo or, best […]

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Wheelie bin profusion

by Ian Yuill on 1 May, 2017

Whilst, after a few initial problems, the new arrangements for collecting waste and material for recycling from people’s homes is now mostly working well, I have had several complaints from people about the very large number of wheelie bins now sitting on some streets. This is a particular problem on roads with tenements or blocks […]

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