Ian Yuill

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

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‘Use Water Wisely’ campaign launched

by Ian Yuill on 21 July, 2018

Following weeks of dry weather Scottish Water have launched a “Use Water Wisely” campaign urging people to reduce their use of water. By taking small and simple measures, people can help to ensure Scottish Water can continue to supply water to homes and businesses. Amongst the simple steps Scottish Water suggests people can take to […]

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A public meeting is set to be held about the future of Garthdee Church on the evening of Tuesday 21st August. This has been arranged as a result of local concerns over plans by the Church of Scotland to close the church and sell it for redevelopment. Concerns about the church’s plans were raised at […]

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Braeside School – what happens next?

by Ian Yuill on 28 June, 2018

Council staff have confirmed to me that no decisions have yet been made about the future of the Braeside Schools site. Following a recent decision not to use Braeside School as the temporary home for Countesswells School until a new school is built at Countesswells, I was contacted by a number of people who were […]

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Survey reveals confusion over recycling

by Ian Yuill on 18 March, 2018

A poll of 2,000 people across the UK has identified widespread confusion about what items can and cannot be put in household recycling bins. The survey commissioned by the British Science Association found the most common mistake, made by 66% of people, is thinking that used kitchen foil and foil trays should not be put […]

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The Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors who control the City Council rejected a Liberal Democrat proposal to look at how the council’s snow clearing and gritting operations could be improved at the council meeting on 5th March. My colleagues and I put forward our proposal that council staff look at how snow clearing and gritting […]

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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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Whilst most of us will be enjoying the Festive break, many people will be working over Christmas and New Year to keep the rest of us safe, secure and comfortable. So thank you: Council roads staff Social workers Carers Health workers Police officers and civilians staff Ambulance service staff Fire service staff RNLI and mountain […]

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Sign up for neighbourhood alerts from the police

by Ian Yuill on 12 October, 2017

A new Neighbourhood Alert services has been launched which allows the police to send e-mail messages about local crime trends and containing crime prevention advice quickly and effectively to people. This can be targetted to particular streets or communities if required. Anyone can sign-up to receive these e-mail messages, either for themselves or their community […]

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Wheelie bin collection problems continue

by Ian Yuill on 2 September, 2017

I am continuing to receive complaints from across our area about the council not emptying people’s wheelie bins on time. This continuing failure to empty wheelie bins is unacceptable. Problems started when the council changed wheelie bin emptying arrangement earlier this year. People have told me about wheelie bins being left unemptied for days after they […]

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