Children Aren’t Out of Mind This Christmas

P1 children with their selection boxes

Alyth’s schoolchildren weren’t out of mind this Christmas thanks to a project run by the School Parent Council with funding from our Community Projects Fund.  Alyth Primary had planned a visit by Santa (outdoors and fully covid-compliant), but decided that it would be better for younger children to receive selection boxes provided by the School Parent Council using the ADT grant.  185 selection boxes to the value of £2 per head were wrapped and labelled and delivered to the School.  Additional quantities of 20 and 55 Christmas chocolates and sweets to the value of £1 per head were labelled and provided to Food for Thought and Just4Kidz Nursery.  Nut, dairy and gluten allergies were taken into account.  All the boxes were joyfully received by the School, Food for Thought and Just4Kidz Nursery, bringing joy and a Christmassy feel to the children of Alyth.

P4 children with their selection boxes

Great new contract opportunity to help create Alyth’s future

Community Connector (short-term employment opportunity)

On behalf of our community, we are seeking a local person to assist in the development of a new Community Action Plan (CAP). The CAP helps identify the main priorities for the area and how the community can help influence and achieve positive changes at a local level.

The main duties will include:

– Carry out and write up interviews with local people and groups

– Support community consultation through community views surveys

– Help analyse results of the community views surveys and interviews

– Help gather facts and figures about the community

– Prepare a report outlining the key findings

– Support the delivery of a community event or similar to provide feedback and help identify key community priorities

The hours are not fixed to provide maximum flexibility for the collection of community views. The work will take place over 3-4 months. Rate is £100 per day (up to a maximum of 30 days) as a freelance worker. Training for the post will be provided.

You will be motivated and enthusiastic; at ease talking and listening to people; able to take detailed accurate notes; have good report writing skills; and use of IT including online meetings. Experience of research would be helpful.

Application deadline: 15 February 2021. To apply – Please email your resume to For further information contact: Russell on 07925 648819