List of upcoming events
|20th Mar 2020||Due to COVID-19 Government advice, our volunteer days are cancelled for the next 3 months.|
Gillies Hill paths - have your say!
The woods and paths of Gillies Hill are much loved by the community - never appreciated more so than recently. Since late last year the woods have been under the ownership of Cambusbarron Community Development Trust on behalf of the community. We want to know your views about what you think should happen to the paths in the woods - should we leave them as they are, or would you like to see some improvements? Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey:
Please share the link with anyone you know who enjoys the woods and wants a say in their future.
The defibrillator has now been installed at Cambusbarron Community Centre. It is in a yellow cabinet on the ouside wall, next to the door.
All defibrillators in the area, including the one in Cambusbarron, are on the list from Trossachs Search and Rescue at https://www.trossachsdefibrillator.co.uk.
Cambusbarron Community Development Trust is proud to announce that on Tuesday the 20th August 2019 we finally completed the purchase of 64 hectares of Gillies Hill, on behalf of the local community. This will allow the community to have an active role in protecting, managing and developing the Hill.
Please join us for a celebration afternoon tea on Saturday 31st August 2-4pm at the Cambusbarron Community Centre. All are welcome to attend to find out more about this exciting new development for the community and share any ideas they may have. Any donations of baking will be gratefully received.
We are very grateful to everyone who has given their money, time and support. Funding from the Scottish Land Fund, Cambusbarron Community Fund, together with a substantial donation from FES Ltd and our Crowdfunding campaign, has made this possible.
Following a negotiation period which started in 2013, our 64 hectares on the north-east side of the hill includes the ruins of Polmaise Castle, the curling ponds, the walled garden and the Dark Woods.
We now look forward to protecting and managing the woodland and we welcome people with relevant skills or an interest in being involved, from the community and beyond, to step forward to support the entirely volunteer led project.
Check out proposals for Ward 5 and use your vote to vote for changes to the park or safer routes around the village. There is one for the King George’s Park which is for Cambusbarron although it doesn’t say it.
May 2019/July 2019
Fond of Red Squirrels?
You can help save red squirrels by recording your squirrel sightings at https://scottishsquirrels.org.uk/squirrel-sightings/
This is a website aimed at monitoring squirrel populations across Scotland.
Defibrillator Project Meeting
CCDT are holding a public meeting at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 17th October in Cambusbarron Community Centre to discuss the project to install a public access defribrillator in the village.
All are welcome.
Please see Here for more details
On Sunday the 9th September 2018 the Cambusbarron Community Development Trust will be holding a launch event for our crowdfunding campaign to raise the final £60,000 in order to complete the purchase of Gillies hill. We will be meeting at 12noon at the primary school from where we will taking a walk in the woods and returning to the community centre at about 1.30pm for a soup and bread lunch and the official launch of the campaign.
You are most welcome to join us and hope that you will support us by sharing the campaign far and wide to help us achieve our target. Don’t forget to use #buygillieshill if you are sharing on social media.
See more about our crowdfunding Here
Cambusbarron Charity awarded over £425,000!
Cambusbarron Community Development Trust (CCDT) has been awarded over £425,000 by the Scottish Land Fund to buy and manage around 160 acres of woodland on Gillies Hill, Cambusbarron. This
substantial grant award will support their Gillies Hill project over the period up to March 2020.
CCDT Public access defibrillator project
The trust is looking for members of the community to help with our public access defibrillator project. We have some funding available to start the project and need to form a group to make decisions on where it could go and how we engage with the community so that people know it is there and how it should be used.
Please get in touch with us if you have an opinion on this or would like to know more about the project.
Managing the trees to rear of houses on Gillies Hill
The Cambusbarron Community Development Trust (CCDT) are currently leasing the woods to the rear of the even numbered houses on Gillies Hill. We are aware that some of these trees are very large and may cause damage if they are blown or fall over. For this reason the CCDT intend to start to manage the woodland to the rear of the houses and consider the removal of an number trees.
To find out more, download the document here: Wood Clearance Consultation
Application for alternative charitable status
The CCDT can now announce that our application to convert to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) took place on the 19th May 2017. Our charity registration number remains the same (SCO41449) but we are no longer registered as a Limited Company so no longer have a separate company number, and records of our organisation are no longer required to be filed with Companies House.
Our new constitution which was agreed at our EGM on the 9th March is now available on the website in the documents section.
We have now opend an account with MyDonate and can accept online donations to boost our funds.
We are currently lease a large portion of Gillies Hill and are working towards applying for money to enable us to purchase this land. This is a map of the hill with the land we are leasing outlined in red: