New Deer Community Association was formed in 1956. The management committee is made up of 6 public members and representatives of 27 groups and clubs from the village and surrounding rural area. The committee is responsible for all matters relating to financing, maintaining and improving the Community Park and Public Hall.
This facility includes:
In 2003 the Community Association carried out an extensive community consultation using Planning for Real®. Leisure & environment issues made up over 50% of the total feedback. Top of the list of priorities was the provision of an All Weather Sports Surfaces. The Football Club require their existing changing facilities to comply with 21st century expectations and legislation.
An area in the Community Park has been identified for this amenity. At present in the middle of the proposed site are the out of date Changing Facilities. The area surrounding the hut has been redundant and is not large enough to serve a useful purpose. By demolishing the existing Changing Facilities, this area would accomodate a 30 x 40 metre All Weather Surface. New Deer Community park is owned by the community and the land designated for this project is valued at £20,000.
- The All Weather Facility will have C.C.T.V surveillance
- 2 Officials Rooms. One will contain a disabled toilet
- Committee Room is multi-purpose with kitchen facilities and serving hatch
- 2 Storage Rooms for equipment needed for both surfaces
- 1 Foyer with 2 public Toilets
- Ground Source Heat Pump
- Solar Panels
- 4 Changing Rooms to allow for sports to be played simultaneously on the grass and the all weather surface
ND Factor 18th May,7.30pm, New Deer Public Hall. Interested in competing in this year’s New Deer Factor? There’s £100 up for grabs for the winner. Entrants must be over 18. To compete contact Helen: 01771 644 224. 0r Rona: 01771 644 372 by the 5th February. Organised by the New Deer Football Club.
New Deer 3K Fun Run or Walk. Run for All Weather Facility & Play Group or just for yourself. All runners must be 16yrs or over, to Walk any age. Entry fee is £5 and there are medals for the winners and certificates for all who enter. Prize will be awarded for the best fancy dress. All together we raised £1,719.
A year was dedicated to researching and investigating fully the possibility of funding from the bodies originally identified at the start of the project. In September we received the good news that £200,000 had been awarded by Aberdeenshire Council for the construction of the all weather surface.
We were granted Full Planning Permission. However their funding criteria does not encompass the next phase of this development the minimum projected cost being £35,000+ Vat. The Football Club have stated they have sufficient funds for this financial year. All their 09' fundraising monies will be channelled into the project.
ND Factor. 18th May, 7.30pm, New Deer Public Hall. Interested in competing in this year’s New Deer Factor? There’s £100 up for grabs for the winner. Entrants must be over 18. To compete, contact Helen: 01771 644 224. 0r Rona: 01771 644 372 by the 5th February. Organised by the New Deer Football Club.
Join the village Easter egg hunt this week! There are 12 Easter egg pictures hidden around the village. Take part in the hunt anytime from Monday 25th to 11am on Saturday March 30th. Come with your completed entry form to the Public Hall anytime between 10 am & 11.30am on Saturday 30th March where an Easter egg will be waiting for you! Entry Forms £3 from Food for Thought, Rona McDonald or Helen Young. All proceeds go to the All Weather Facility. Happy Hunting!
Buy a Brick will be available from the 15th of April. For more information contact Helen Young, or use the contact information on this website. Your name will be put on presentation board to be framed and displayed in the changing rooms.
First phase of building to commence
With £200,000 funding secured from Aberdeenshire Council, the committee has received permission from Sports Scotland to start construction.
The changing rooms will be constructed first for three key reasons:
Ian Macaslan the Community Association Chair receives cheque from The Howe owner Elaine Paterson & Patrons.
New Clothing Bank for All Weather Facility.
Calum Crighton (midfielder for New Deer) ran in Banchory D33 ran & raised £1,896.82.
Primary 6 worked with poet Mark Thomson and Gary Swan (from Aberdeenshire Media Unit) to produce a promotional DVD to raise the profile of the project. This DVD was sent to Aberdeenshire elected councillors and Council officials. The Project Coordinator arranged this marketing initiative, having heard Mark Thomson on BBC Radio Scotland. The DVD can be purchased via the website for £5.00.
New Deer 3K Santa Fun Run or Walk.
1pm on Saturday 10th November. Start and finish at New Deer School. All money raised will go to New Deer All Weather Facility and Aberdeen Children’s Hospital. £10 to enter (includes Santa Suit). Entry forms can be collected from New Deer Chemist. The run raised £530 and we were delighted to donate £200 to the specialist play department @ Aberdeen Children Hospital.
Project given a Building Warrant.
Printed by Soccer World and on sale as of November 19th Childrens £5 - £8.50 Adults £10 -£12
Committee have commenced tendering & pricing.
Architect submitted specifcation plans to planning.
After a meeting with the architect and the committee the specification plans are now underway. Launch of the Buchan community plan 2011-2014 by Aberdeenshire Council lists New Deer All Weather Facility as a priority for the area.
Project co-ordinator visited Garioch Sports Centre and Princes Royal Sports & Community Trust. The managers of both Trust run centres had a wealth of knowledge and experience and the advice they provided was invaluable.
We now have sufficient funds to draw up the specification plans.
Awarded £5000 from Aberdeenshire Council Area Initiative Fund.
£200 from New Deer School Christmas Show.
New Deer Public Hall. 10th November @ 7.30PM. A Cookery Demonstration by "Eat on the Green" Celebrity Chef Craig Wilson. Amount raised £229.
New Deer 3k Fun Run or Walk. Run for All Weather Facility & Play Group or just for yourself. To Run be a minimum of 16yrs, To Walk any age, To Enter £5. Medals for Winners, Certificates for All who enter. Prize for the Best Fancy Dress. Raised £1,719.
New Deer School production of The Sound of Music. Raised: £200.
Mums "5K A Day". 2 Mums Nikki & Gwen running 5K a day for 5 days. From the 24th - 28th May. Raised £971.
New Deer Footballers delighted at the All Weather Facility receiving a cheque for £3,752 from Kerry Anderson. This money is the remainder from Phase 1 of regeneration of the Community Park which saw the upgrade of the Play Area.
Elaine & Donald proprietors of the Earl Of Aberdeen Arms presented the George Crighton with a cheque for £500. The proceeds of the "Games Night" that was held in aid of the All Weather Facility.
Coffee Morning organised by New Deer Primary School raised £203.30.
New Deer Primary School Concert raised £131.55.
George Heatherwick receives a cheque for £1,000 from New Deer Young Farmers the largest donation to date and will be used to finance the Soil Survey. 19th & 20th July 2008 161st New Deer Agricultural Show. The Committee unable to take advantage of the free stand due to extremely bad weather. Gazebo was not Buchan Weatherproof! This Committee has gvien the All Weather Facility a free stand on both days of this show. Shell has funded and printed 1000 flyers for the stand.
Has New Deer got Talent £100 from New Deer Got talent. All Weather Facility to receive a donation from "Has New Deer Got Talent". Playgroup Mums have put together a great show for Sat 14th June 7pm at New Deer Public Hall with a Bar & Raffle. A Disco will follow.
7th–8th June. Boys Brigade Charity Bike Run 5 Boys as part of their Queens Badge will be biking from Fort William to Inverness (75miles) in aid of Tearfund & the All Weather facility. £650 from Boys Brigade Bike run.
Football Tournament. Riased £475. Organised by the Football Club for primary school children and is already an established tournament on the Buchan Events Calendar.
PTA Fashion Show. All Weather facility received £600 - 1⁄2 the proceeds from this popular event.
New Deer School Football Teams Coffee Morning & Sales Table. New Deer Public Hall 10pm – 12 noon raised £132.