You can now read the minutes of the November meeting of our board of directors. Have a look and see what we’re currently up to. We’re on the lookout for new directors to join us and help with the many exciting projects we have on the go, so if you’re interested please do get in touch.
We know that the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted things badly, so we’re extending the deadline for applications to our Community Projects Fund for another week to give you more time to get your bid in. There’s more information here about the Fund and about previous recipients (some of whom are in the montage above), and you can go direct to the online application form here.
Alyth’s young people have been getting out and about and enjoying a more active and productive late summer and autumn thanks to a ?2,000 grant from our Community Projects Fund. AYP have used the money to purchase summer activity packs to encourage outdoor exercise, plus new computers to help the young people with homework assignments and, for the older ones, create CVs, write letters and apply for jobs. There are still a couple of days left to apply for a CPF grant for your group or project, but hurry – the deadline is midnight on Saturday (31 Oct)!
We held our 2020 Annual General Meeting last Thursday (22 October), and many thanks to everyone who joined in via Zoom. For those who weren’t able to attend, we’re posting the annual accounts here, together with a slideshow summarising our activities and achievements over the past year.
Update received this afternoon from the Ranger for Alyth Den:Major works starting in the Den of Alyth next week (Monday 26 October). The project includes:
- Sediment removal
- Drainage clearance
- Culvert repair/replacement
- Landslip stabilisation
- Pathway reinstatement
Sediment removal along the bed of the Burn starts first, expected to last 3-4 days, followed by the pathway/other works with an overall duration of 10 working days.
Tullyfergus bridge carpark will be closed to the public and used as a site compound for the duration of the proposed works. The path closures will be carried out in two phases to allow maximum public access and use of the site. Permission and approvals for all the above works within the Den have been agreed in advance with both SNH and SEPA. Please see the attached signage with map of pathway closures.
REMINDER: Do you have a big idea that could help improve life in Alyth? Our Community Projects Fund (CPF) is currently welcoming applications for funding up to ?2,000 and the deadline is 31 October. Find out more and connect to the online application form here: https://lovealyth.org.uk/…/alyth-community…/ If you have a big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don?t delay and get your application in today!
REMINDER: Do you have a big idea that could help improve life in Alyth?? We?ve re-opened our Community Projects Fund (CPF) for applications for funding up to ?2,000 and the deadline is 31 October.? Find out more and connect to the application form here.? Under our agreement with Temporis Ltd, who operate the windfarm just northeast of Alyth, we distribute the community benefit funds they are donating to Alyth, and a big chunk of that is allocated direct to individuals and organisations in our community through the ACPF.? Applications are assessed and awarded by an independent Community Panel charged in accordance with the ADT aims and objectives.? If you have big idea but need funding to turn it into a reality, don?t delay and get your application in today!
The Alyth Allotments have a new main gate, thanks to a grant from Alyth Development Trust?s Community Projects Fund. The grant was awarded back at the end of last year to fund not only a new access gate but also a waste skip for unwanted debris (broken glass/timber/metal/etc) as well as a slabbed seating area with picnic benches. The Allotments also planned to buy a petrol mower and strimmer for shared use.
Peter Comrie of the Allotments committee said: ?The work we had proposed to do this year like many things came to a halt due to the coronavirus and then as the growing season started no one had much time. However, we have finally managed to have the gate replaced which was badly needing done. It?s likely the other items we were expecting to do might not get completed until next Spring.
?On the plus side, as well as the new gate we now have a proper committee, and we have had a few meetings but again due to the virus this has prevented further meetings. Having the committee has created further interest plus more local people have taken an interest and we now have no free allotments. I think local people are interested in the produce being grown, and we have noticed more visitors to the allotment in particular people wanting a chat and a look around.?
ADT?s Community Projects Fund is open again for applications for grant money until the end of October;?find out more and apply for your grant here. The Fund distributes community benefits payments we receive from Temporis Ltd, operators of the Tullymurdoch Windfarm north of Alyth.
Over the past few months, we?ve been asking for community views on what might be done to improve the Diamond Jubilee Park.? We?ve had three main suggestions:
- An all-weather footpath round the edge of the Park suitable for prams, wheelchairs and bikes
- A proper skateboard/BMX track
- An upgraded play area
To turn these ideas into reality, we need your help in developing detailed plans and raising the money.? We have some funds that we can contribute but having broad community support and involvement is vital in persuading Perth & Kinross Council to devote their time and resources to the project, and also to stand a better chance of raising money from other sources.? So we really do need as many people to get involved as possible.? If you?d like to help us improve Jubilee Park, we?d love to hear from you.?