STAR Aberdeen

STAR Aberdeen

Seaton Taking Action for Regeneration (STAR) was set up in 2001.  Alan Grant, our former Chief Executive was involved in the set up of the new residents' group and we are still involved today!

As a result of the hard work of local STAR volunteers, the STAR Community Flat was opened in 2005.  The Flat has developed over the years into a well used community facility, providing a variety of services to local residents.

In a typical week you can join the Pathways job club, learn how to surf the net with the Silver Surfers, sign up for classes in cookery or arts and craftsor borrow books and DVDs from the library.

Friday is always a busy day at the Flat.  The St Machar Credit Union runs a collection point in the morning and Community Food Initiatives North East (CFiNE) sells fresh fruit and vegetables.  You can even buy fresh fish from a local fish supplier.

The Flat has a Chill Out room full of sensory objects and materials.  It is very popular with local school children and residents of all ages.

Seaton Community Enterprise

STAR works closely with Seaton Community Enterprise who operate a local nursery.  The Enterprise has been able to give funds to the local community.  In the past year, a Community Fund has been set up at STAR to help local projects.  The Donview Residents Group, the Backies Project, set up to regenerate open spaces and play areas in Seaton, and the Community Hut refurbishment project have all benefitted.