FREEMASONRY IN CRUDEN BAY
The Antient, Free and Accepted Lodge of Scottish Freemasons have been meeting in Cruden Bay since 1919 since when the “Lodge” has been a popular centre of friendship for hundreds of village men.
Freemasons Lodges meet on a regular basis, generally during the months between October and May. Lodge St. Olaf meets fortnightly from the first Thursday in October through until March inclusive.
The local lodge in Cruden Bay, like all masonic lodges is actively involved in benevolent and charitable causes, and fund raises on an ongoing basis to provide support and assistance where it is needed. Lodge St Olaf, although only a small village lodge, has donated tens of thousands of pounds to local causes since its inauguration in 1919, and remains committed to the self same principles to this day.
If you are interested to find out more about the work carried out by Lodge St. Olaf, or Freemasonry in general. You can visit their site to the answers of many “frequently asked questions”
The lodge always extends the hand of friendship to visiting freemasons, and is equally keen to meet potential new members who might like to join. If you fall into either of these categories, why don’t you take this opportunity and call them.
Cruden Bay Village Hall Management Committee
The Village hall has recently secured funding to carry out much needed upgrading the building including, the work is likely to commence during 2010.
The village hall is a valuable asset used by all manner of groups on a regular basis, groups who make regular use of the village hall include:
Mother and toddler
Over 50’s group
Indoor carpet bowls
And many others on an ongoing basis. The hall is also available for parties and discos etc. during the weekend.
Cruden Bay Community Council & Association
Cruden Community Council offers a forum to represent the interests of the residents of Hatton, Longhaven, Whinnyfold and Cruden Bay. Local Authority bodies have a duty to consult with Community Councils on issues relating to significant planning and licensing applications and on other matters that may require representation from the public in general.
The Community Council usually meets at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month, bi-monthly commencing in February, and at the present time (June 2009) meetings are held in Port Erroll School. Members of the public are welcome to attend as observers. Please check to confirm date and venue with one of the Office Bearers beforehand. If you wish to consult with the Community Council about an issue, please speak to the Chair or Secretary prior to the meeting date, so that your request can be added to the agenda.
Cruden Bay Community Association represents all residents within the Cruden Bay Polling District, that is the area defined by the electoral boundaries.
All residents over the age of 18 within this area are members of the Community Association. The object of the Association is to support and promote any activities that would improve the well being of the Community, in particular as it relates to health, education, recreation and social topics and through this support, foster a community spirit.
The Association is managed by an elected committee which meets on the first Monday of every month (except during the summer months) in Port Erroll School.
Recreation Park Group
The Mill Park Cruden Bay is just one of several amenities which has been left in trust to the community of Cruden Bay.
The Park Committee & Trustees secured over £140,000 to help the regeneration the first phase of Mill Park since when they have also developed a second all weather playing surface, both of which are now available for the use of the community .
Numerous groups make regular use of the playing fields and the all weather playing areas, but new users are always welcomed and all enquiries can be made through the Recreation Park Secretary, Mrs. Brenda.