Annual General Meeting 2018 – book your place now!

We’re delighted to announce the Annual General Meeting of Alyth Development Trust on Wednesday 13 June 2018, starting at 7.30 pm, at the Community Wing, Alyth.

The AGM is a highpoint of our year, at which our Members have the chance to hear the latest on what ADT has achieved and what its plans are for the future.  Please do put the date in your diary as soon as possible, and the Directors very much look forward to seeing you at the AGM and hearing what you think.

The meeting will, as usual, consider the accounts and Directors’ reports for the year ended 31 March 2018, and also make retrials, appointments and re-appointments of Directors of the Company under Articles 67-72 of our Memorandum and Articles of Association (MAA) – the legal document that governs our activities.

We will circulate the Agenda and other AGM papers at the end of this month, but there is an important matter to discuss and approve and we wanted to give you plenty of time to consider it before the meeting.

We are making changes in the MAA for three important reasons:

  1. To comply with our new charitable status, which was conferred by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator on 26 July 2017.
  2. To enable our registration with the Scottish Government under the Community Right to Buy legislation (Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003) which allows communities to register an interest in land and the opportunity to buy that land when it comes up for sale.
  3. To amend errors in the numbering system of the articles.

The details of these changes can be viewed by clicking on “About Alyth Development Trust” at the top of this page and scrolling down to “Legal documents”.

If you require a proxy vote, please visit the “AGM 2018” page and download the form, which must be returned by 7.30pm on Wednesday 13 June 2018 to the above address, or handed into the AGM prior to the start. Please note that Associate Members and non-Members cannot vote or be considered for election as a Director.

If you are interested in becoming a Director of Alyth Development Trust, please email Marian Bruce, Acting Chair of Alyth Development Trust on AlythDevelopmentTrust@gmail.com or call her on 01828 632816. Completed application forms should be returned to the registered office by Friday 8th June 2018.

Please note that a list of applications received for the position of Director will be posted on the ADT Facebook page by Monday 11 June 2018 and announced at the AGM.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 13 June 2018, 7.30 pm, Community Wing of Alyth Primary School, Alyth.  There’s a limit on how many people we can host so please book your ticket now on our Facebook page.

Your chance to comment on the Market Square plans

 

Perth & Kinross Council have organised a public “drop-in” event for Alyth residents to comment on the latest designs for the Market Square regeneration project.

Come along to the to the Ogilvie Rooms, Commercial Street, Alyth on Thursday 3rd May 2018 between 4pm and 7pm, to view and ask questions about the revised designs for improving Alyth Town Centre at a drop in session as part of the Placecheck initiative 

All welcome! 

You can download a large-scale pdf of the plans here: Alyth Square revised sketch proposals 2018 03 29

PERTHSHIRE TALKS TOURISM 2018

Perthshire Talks Tourism invites tourism businesses from across Perthshire to join them, as part of Scottish Tourism Month, to explore potential opportunities for local business.

2018 is the Year of Young People, aiming to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally.

Find out how your business can get involved in this themed year and become part of Perthshire’s celebrations.

In 2018, we also welcome the opening of the V&A Dundee. This event will focus on how your business can maximise the opportunity of having this internationally significant visitor attraction on your doorstep.

The Perthshire Tourism Partnership has teamed up with VisitScotland and Perth & Kinross Council to host and deliver this FREE conference. Take a look at the full programme of speakers and book today to secure your place:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/perthshire-talks-tourism-2018-registration-43396242329

“Story of Place” workshops – getting the rural voice heard

Please see below email sent on behalf of Steven Stewart, Chair of Story of Place Board and Director of Communications at Stagecoach Group

Perth and the region place marketing – workshops

As I’m sure you’ll agree, economic success is good news for each and every business based in Perth and the region. A more successful economic area means more jobs, more visitors, increased investment, improved skills and more money in the local economy – which is something we’d all like to see.

We have a fantastic set of assets, but we believe that much more needs to be done to raise the profile and image of the place to make potential investors, workers and visitors aware of our offer, with a view to securing more investment, stimulating more visitor spending and attracting more talent to the area.

One of our priorities is to build on the success of previous work further with partner organisations and the business community to develop the ‘story’ for Perth and the region, identifying what makes us distinctive, and creating a competitive, coherent and compelling narrative and brand proposition that we can all use as ambassadors for the area.

We would very much welcome your insight and opinions in support of this piece of work to help us shape that story by attending an interactive workshop to collect your insight, thoughts and knowledge of Perth and the region.

We are holding three workshops during March, at different times of the day in different locations. We really hope that you will be able to attend one of the below workshops, and be involved in this exciting project.

6th March, 6 – 7.30pm – Birnam Arts Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS

7th March, 8 – 9.30am – Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

8th March, 8 – 9.30am – The Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs Kinross KY13 8AS

To register to attend please contact Jennifer McGregor on jennifermcgregor@pkc.gov.uk or 01738 475397.

We very much hope that you will be able to be involved in this exciting project. Please do not hesitate to forward this invitation on to other colleagues who may be interested or want to be involved.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Stewart
Chair of Story of Place Project Board
Partnership with Perth and Kinross Council

Defibrillator training session sold out

We’re pleased to report that all the tickets for our Defibrillator Training Session on 14 March have now been booked. Apologies to those who haven’t been able to book on this occasion, but we are planning further training sessions later in the year. If you’d like to be added to the list for those sessions, or in case there are any cancellations for 14 March, please message us through Facebook or email us on alythdevelopmenttrust@gmail.com

Sign up now for defibrillator training

Booking is now open for our Defibrillator Training Session, on 14 March at the Ogilvie Rooms, Commercial Street, Alyth, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

Trainer Martin Fagan from the Community Heartbeat Trust will take you through what to do in an emergency and how to use the new publicly-available defibrillator installed in the ‘squinty’ phonebook on Market Square.

Full details and online booking here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/538391419876601/

If you know someone who’d like to attend but doesn’t have internet access, there are paper booking forms in the Library, Alyth Hotel, Cafe in the Square and The Singing Kettle.  Or you can phone 01828 632816 to book a place.

Sharing Best Practice: Paths for All running “Dementia and the Outdoors” event

If you’re involved in building or maintaining paths in the outdoors, this could be for you.  Paths for All are running a half-day workshop looking at how we can make our path networks more accessible to people living with dementia.

Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Time: 10:00 – 13:30
Venue: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Oatridge Campus

Register here: http://pathsforall.cmail20.com/t/t-l-kuhhpy-ptyjihtlu-j/

Being active in the outdoors has many benefits for people living with dementia. It’s good for physical and mental health, can reduce social isolation and help maintain independence. However, there are still many barriers to people living with dementia being able to access the outdoors and greenspace in their day-to-day lives. This workshop will begin to explore some of the positive steps that we can make to involve people living with dementia in the design of our path networks.

There’ll be speakers from the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) and Paths for All’s Dementia Friendly Walking team.

Who should attend?

Those working to support and improve access to outdoor environments and greenspace including outdoor access professionals and community path groups

If you have any questions, please email carl.greenwood@pathsforall.org.uk

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