Cromar Community Help

Who We Are

We are a partnership of Cromar Community Council, the Tarland Development Group, Marr Area Partnership and a group of over fifty volunteers in the communities of Tarland and Coull. Logie Coldstone are offering help to their community via the Logie Coldstone Trust.

Our goal is to support those in our community who need help during the Covid-19 Emergency. We will reduce the spread of the virus by enabling self-isolation and reduced foot fall in public spaces generally.

What We Do
We Provide Various Services

We pick up pre-paid orders from various local shops
We shop for our customers

With the easing of the lockdown restrictions then our days of operation are changing from from 7 days a week to Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

We arrange the postage of packages, parcels and letters
We delivery newspapers to encourage people to stay at home

Please email us community.help@cromarcc.org.uk or call the help line 013398 91389 number at any time and leave a message.

The Service in Detail
Collect and deliver groceries and previously reserved newspapers from the Tarland Premier Convenience Store (The Paper Shop)

You may telephone your order directly to the Store (013398 80060) and they will make up your order and call you back with the cost. You then pay by debit/credit card over the telephone, or charge your order to a pre-arranged account. Orders completed by 2pm will be delivered to your home that afternoon. Later orders will be delivered on the next day.


Collect and deliver prescriptions from the Tarland Pharmacy

To use this service Email: community.help@cromarcc.org.uk or telephone 01339 891389 to get the name of the day’s volunteer driver and give your name and address. Then telephone the Tarland Pharmacy (013398 81249) to check that your prescription is ready and tell them who will be collecting it on your behalf. The volunteer driver will deliver your prescription to your home later that day.

Collect letters and parcels for posting at the Tarland Post Office

To use this service Email: community.help@cromarcc.org.uk or telephone 01339 891389 to tell the coordinator that you have letters or parcels to be posted. Leave them in a safe, non-contact place at your home for the volunteer to collect and take to the Post Office. The mailing cost will be charged to the Community Council account and you will be telephoned to refund the cost with a debit/credit card.

Collect and deliver grocery orders from the Aboyne Co-op

This service is offered with the help of Mid Deeside Community Trust. Telephone your shopping order to Mid Deeside Trust, at the Victory Hall, Aboyne, (013398 85222), Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm. A Mid Deeside Community Trust volunteer will collect your order and the cost will be telephoned to you for debit/credit card payment to the Mid Deeside Trust. A Cromar Community Help driver will deliver your order in the afternoon to your home. Later orders will be delivered on the next day.

Collect and deliver items from Strachan's of Aboyne

Telephone your order directly to Strachan's on 01339 886121 and pay them by credit card. Email community.help@cromarcc.org.uk or telephone 01339 891389 to say that you have an order for collection. For some bulky items (e.g. compost) Stachan's will deliver this themselves.

Collect and deliver prescriptions from the Aboyne Pharmacy

To use this service Email: community.help@cromarcc.org.uk or telephone 01339 891389 to get the name of the day’s volunteer driver and give your name and address. Telephone the Aboyne Pharmacy (013398 86445) to check that your prescription is ready. Tell them who will be collecting it on your behalf. The driver will deliver it to your home later that day.

Other Help Needed ?

If you need any other help not covered by the above please contact us. We are here to help you.

Email: community.help@cromarcc.org.uk or telephone 01339 891389 


Want to Volunteer to Help ?

Our volunteers carry out various tasks. We have coordinators who answer emails and man the phone service between 10.00 and 16.00. We have shoppers who shop and drivers who deliver groceries and newspapers.

Most of our shoppers are also drivers but we also have volunteers who deliver on foot in Tarland and some on bicycles.

If you want to volunteer then please complete the form here.
I want to volunteer.

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Risk Assessment for Volunteers - coming soon

Feedback and Questions

If you have any questions or comments about the policies please email community.help@cromarcc.org.uk


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