The Foggie Gossip

February 2004 Edition

Foggie Moves Towards

Broadband Target Reached

Two Foggie community organisations which joined forces in a campaign to bring broadband to the area, have taken only a fortnight to reach the trigger level of 200 needed for BT to upgrade the Aberchirder exchange.


The push was made by volunteers from the Community Association and Community Council, helped by John Duncan of Huntly Computer Services and Mike Stout, who launched the Broadband for Foggie campaign.  They contacted local people, by phone or in person, to ask them for permission to register them as having an interest in Broadband, making it clear that there is no financial commitment involved.


Community Association Secretary Bob Peden said:  “This shows what communities can achieve when a few volunteers take on responsibility to get things done.  We just hope it won’t take too long now for BT to enable our exchange so that local people and businesses can benefit.”


What will the introduction of broadband mean to those who opt to use the service?

Fast Surfing of the 'Net

Surf faster with Broadband

    Internet up to 10 times faster than standard dial-up

  Surf and talk on the phone at the same time

  Always on-line

  Faster downloads

  instant access to films, music, radio, information

Check with your Internet provider for all the other benefits.

For impartial advice about Broadband, visit

Latest News announced on 18th March - Broadband to be available in Foggie from 14th July 2004

Community Gym
Be Healthy : be Happy!

A new Nautilus Multi-Gym has recently been purchased to augment the existing range of equipment within the Community Pavilion.  This replaces the previous multi-gym apparatus.

Induction courses are available for beginners on all items of equipment.


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Exercise equipment

Other equipment presently comprises:

   Two Trimline Treadmills

   Two Rowing Machines

   Two Upright Bikes

   A Recumbent Bike

   One Horizon Endurance Cross Trainer

Plus other smaller items of keep fit apparatus.

The Gym opening hours are as follows:

(Unless closed for a special event)
Monday and Tuesday 8.30 am - 9.30 pm
Wednesday 8.30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday and Friday 8.30 am - 9.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm

Annual Subscription is £50  (Students and Senior Citizens: £30)

For more information or to apply for membership, please contact:
David Chalmers (01466 780681) or Brian Bray (01466 780477)


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