AGM Wednesday 20th June 2018
The date for the AGM of the Development trust has been set for Wednesday the 20th June 2018. This will be at 7:30pm at the Cambusbarron Community Centre. Please put the date in your diary to come along and hear about our progress towards buying Gillies Hill.
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 highlighted in red: