What’s next for the CAP – events upcoming

Unfortunately, the Community Action Plan (CAP) launch event scheduled for 18 December had to be cancelled due to the stricter pandemic rules.  Undaunted by this temporary setback, the CAP Steering Group is delighted to announce that it’s all systems go again to get the CAP up and running, with an online event planned for 18 February and an in-person event on 26 March in the Airlie Street Hall.  Look out for more details of these over the coming weeks.

Over the past 10 months, Alyth residents really came forward to be heard and we had an inspiring response to our Community Action Planning surveys and activities.  The events coming up in February and March are being designed to give the whole community the chance to learn more about what came out of those surveys and activities, and to get involved in turning the many wonderful ideas into reality.

In the previous post, below, you will find the poster that summarises all the great ideas and suggestions that you put forward.  Scan the QR code on the poster with your phone or search alyth.online in your browser to find out more on our new website.  You can get in touch by emailing cap@alyth.online and let us know which of the proposed projects interests you.  And keep an eye out for the posters that tell the story of our action plan as they go up around the town.

All about the CAP

There’s a new website summarising the main points of Alyth’s Community Action Plan for the next five years. It’s a five-year roadmap for for making Alyth a better place to live, work and visit, and lists the projects which the community would like to see happen.

The CAP is all about our town’s collective vision, bringing together community groups, businesses and the people of Alyth to work together making it an even better place to live.  During 2021, the whole community contributed to the biggest consultation exercise in Alyth’s history, contributing their ideas and aspirations for the future.

Click here to see the results of the consultation and the exciting new plans that are evolving as a result.  Get involved in the ongoing conversation and planning and help create the Alyth of tomorrow! And download the beautiful full-size poster from the link below.

Work starts on major improvement for Alyth’s Jubilee Park

Contractors will start work early next month on a new multi-user path encircling the Diamond Jubilee Park in Alyth.

Local company SHH Construction Ltd are scheduled to move on site in early February to begin building the 665-metre-long path around the perimeter of the Park.  

SHH has been commissioned by the Jubilee Park Working Group to build an all-weather path suitable for multi-purpose use by walkers, runners, wheelchair-users, cyclists and people with buggies and prams.  At present, there are no paths in the Park, making it difficult for many people to enjoy the open space.

During the four-week building programme, the park will remain open to the public throughout, with only those areas cordoned off that are being worked on as the path progresses.

The start of work marks the culmination of a year of consultation, discussion and planning for the Group.  Almost 200 people responded to a consultation during the Spring and Summer this year, which produced a resounding ‘Yes’ for a new path and possibly other improvements in the future.

The Working Group see the path as the first major project to launch under the umbrella of the Alyth Community Action Plan, a five-year initiative bringing together community groups, businesses and the people of Alyth to work together on making the town a better place to live and work.  The Jubilee Park path will link together a number of existing walking routes in and around the town, encouraging and enabling more people to enjoy outdoors exercise.

The Group has secured funding for the £60,000 project from SSEN Transmission, the Drumderg Windfarm Community Fund, Glenisla Developments Ltd, and Alyth Development Trust.  SSEN Transmission are currently building the new electricity sub-station southeast of Alyth;  the Drumderg Windfarm, northwest of Alyth, is operated by SSEN Renewables;  Glenisla Developments are currently building the Pitcrocknie residential and care home development on the eastern edge of Alyth.

January board minutes now online

The minutes of our board of directors’ meeting on 10 January are now available to read here. See what we’re currently up to, and if you’d like to join our next board meeting on 7 February, drop us a line and we’ll send you the Zoom login details.

This month’s minutes include a presentation on recent developments in the Cateran Ecomuseum.