Community Path Grants and training now available

Paths For All, the government-funded charity, have been in touch with ADT promoting their grants and training. ?Small grants of up to ?3000 are available to communities in Scotland to develop, deliver and promote their own community led active travel projects. ?PFA is also running a range of training courses?on how to design, build and maintain community paths.

 

Looking for comments on Glenisla proposals

Just to remind everyone that Alyth Development Trust and the Alyth Voice are collecting any comments on the Glenisla Golf course development. You can see the proposals in this picture, and there’s an article from the developers on the front page of the December issue of The Voice: http://alythvoice.co.uk/index_htm_files/17December.pdf

Please send your comments to editor@alythvoice.co.uk There is also a comments sheet in Alyth Library, or you can message us through Facebook – either our page or the Voice page.??The developers are currently meeting local groups and organisations, including ADT, and if we receive a lot of comments, we will be asking the developers to hold a public meeting so that everyone can talk to them.

Glenisla Developments say they want to engage with the local community and organisations in the run-up to and throughout the process of getting detailed planning permission later this year.? ADT wants to encourage and promote as much discussion and debate about this massive new development of our town as possible, and we urge you to make sure your views are heard either by talking to the developers direct, or through the pages of the Voice over the coming months and years as the project proceeds.

What do you think about the Glenisla development?? Will it be a good thing or a bad thing, and why?? What do you like about it?? What don?t you like?? What would you like to see changed, if anything?? Let us know and we?ll do our best to make sure that all views are fairly represented.

Bids invited for new community funding – get your thinking caps on!

Here’s something intriguing to think about in the New Year! Perth & Kinross Council has opened up something it calls the Participatory Budgeting process. There’s ?20,000 on offer for community projects in the Blairgowrie and the Glens Ward in the Eastern Perthshire Partnership Action area (there’s a similar amount available in the other two wards in the area).
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You can apply for any sum from ?50 – ?3,000 to pay for, or help pay for, projects that will:
? respond to neighbourhood priorities and address local inequalities;
? benefit as many people as possible from across the community;
? meet a need that is not currently being met;
? take place before end March 2019.
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Applications can be submitted by community groups and partnerships. Groups do not require to be constituted though they would have to have a suitable bank account where funding could be held; a personal account is not eligible. The closing date for applications is Monday 29th January and you can download a copy of the application form here:?Eastern Perthshire PB application form 2018
Residents in each Council Ward will be invited to vote on projects for their local area. You can vote online (details to be sent out later) or in person in Coupar Angus Town Hall on Saturday 24th February.
PKC are holding a couple of information sessions?on Tuesday 16th January in Rattray Community Connect from 1pm ? 3.30pm, and on the same day in Alyth Community Wing from 4.30pm ? 7.30pm to which you are invited to drop in for information, advice etc. Further sessions to be arranged in the New Year.

Local Development Plan – your chance to comment

Perth & Kinross Council are consulting communities across the region on their proposed framework for guiding local development for the next 10 years.

Alyth residents will get their chance to comment on Wednesday 17 January 2018 when the PKC team will be running an Information Drop-In event in the Primary School Community Wing from 2.00pm until 7.30pm.

Event: Table Sale 11 September 2016

The Trust has now run two successful fundraising table sales and are planning a further three sales this year. The sales have raised nearly ?1000 for the Trust, which will help fund the town centre regeneration.

The next sales will again be held in Alyth Town Hall on the following Sundays: 12th June, 11th September and 4th December. Tables are still ?10 and you are welcome to sell anything from arts, crafts, food, brick a brac and anything in between!

Some tables are still available for the September sale.

If you wish to book a table please email:

alythdevelopmenttrust@gmail.com

Royal Bank of Scotland closure

As you will be aware, the Royal Bank of Scotland is closing the branch in the Market Square and are planning to sell the property. We have for some time been in discussion with the bank to see if they were willing to enter into negotiations about the building and its potential use as a community hub.

This would provide support for all voluntary organisations in Alyth and information for residents. It would also help and encourage visitors to the town.

We continue to try and enter negotiations with them. In the meantime we are looking at funding opportunities to conduct a feasibility study to see if Alyth would benefit from a community hub, what facilities it could off to the community and where it might be sited.