Ian Yuill

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

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors have stepped up their campaign against the introduction of a Garden Tax – a charge for emptying garden waste from residents’ brown wheelie bins – by challenging the council  to answer 23 separate questions about the new tax.

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At Aberdeen City Council’s budget meeting today (5th March), Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors proposed protecting the city’s libraries, repairing crumbling roads and pavements and protecting community centres and community facilities.

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City Council faces £45 million budget gap

by Ian Yuill on 2 March, 2019

Aberdeen City Council is holding its annual budget setting meeting on Tuesday 5th March. Savings, cuts and additional income of around £45 million will be needed to produce a balanced revenue budget for 2019/20. The council will also be setting its capital, housing and Common Good budgets at this meeting.

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Aberdeen’s Liberal Democrat councillors have called on the City Council to publish as much of the information in the council’s budget information pack as possible.

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The Scottish Government’s new draft budget for 2019/20 proposes a massive cut to the money available to provide local council services. The Government funding proposed for Aberdeen City Council means that, once again, it will be the worst funded council in Scotland.

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After I contacted council staff, they have agreed to repair the large “crater” in the car park of Inchgarth Community Centre. Whilst I am very pleased that the council has finally agreed to repair this enormous pothole, it is a disgrace that it was allowed to grow so big despite repeated calls for it to […]

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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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