Major works in the Den next week

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.

Don’t miss our 2020 AGM!

REMINDER: Just one week to go until our 2020 AGM – 7.30pm, Thursday 22 October. It’s a virtual meeting, so register now to be sure of getting your Zoom login details in plenty of time. Join in the discussion and maybe get involved helping the Trust achieve its exciting ambitions! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/annual-general-meeting-registration-122208120779

Community project grant applications still welcome

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://www.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: Micromastery workshops to teach you new skills

Don’t forget that we have a selection of fascinating “Micromastery” workshops coming up later this month and early in November for all you creative types out there. Develop your skills in recycling old clothes, or learn how to make gorgeous Christmas baubles from discarded fabric fragments. Choose the date that suits you best on our Events page here:https://www.facebook.com/AlythDevelopmentTrust/events/

REMINDER: Get your bids in soon for our Community Projects Fund

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!

New gate for Alyth Allotments

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.

What shall we do with Jubilee Park?

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. 

Details of how to get in touch are here:  https://www.lovealyth.org.uk/contact-us/ or you can message us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlythDevelopmentTrust

Christmas baubles workshop announced

Two more workshops have been added to the Micromastery series that we’re funding, this time on making Christmas baubles from unloved fabrics, kindly donated by Thrifty One. All materials supplied and no previous experience required.

There are so many exciting things to do, see and learn, but sometimes the thought of this and the assumption we need to do YEARS of STUDY can be so overwhelming it’s easy to end up doing nothing. NOT SO – welcome to the world of MICROMASTERY!

‘A micromastery is a self-contained unit of doing, complete in itself but connected to a greater field’. A micromastery is repeatable and has a success payoff – who doesn’t want that!!

This hands-on workshop will give you a ‘micromastery’ in recycling unwanted fabrics as a useful and fun activity you can do with others. The aim is also to reuse materials where possible, consuming less to create more. Awareness of the natural world and how we can tread lightly on our planet is also key.

So why throw away fabric that could still give pleasure? Come along and learn how to creatively it into Christmas baubles, using hand sewing techniques.

Choose your preferred date and register your place on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AlythDevelopmentTrust/events/