Cromar Community Council working with the charity Cromar Future Group has developed a customised website to provide local information and updates from Aberdeenshire Council and the UK and Scottish Governments.
To support those in their community who need help during Covid-19 the CC also worked with Cromar Future Group to develop a management application for assisting the work of volunteers doing shopping and deliveries in their local area. This provides maps of the location when the delivery is needed plus photographs where these can be helpful to a new driver. All designed to work on a smartphone.
The Cromar Community Help group was formed between Cromar Community Council, the Tarland Development Group, Marr Area Partnership and a group of over fifty volunteers in the communities of Tarland and Coull.
The group has been providing a variety of services to help people in their community which include picking up shopping, arranging the postage of packages, parcels and letters, delivering newspapers and picking up and delivering prescriptions.
Cromar CC have also taken their meetings online during Covid-19 and encourage other groups in the community to do the same by using their GoToMeeting video conferencing software. The CC have offered to train volunteers from other groups on how to setup and host their events.