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)!
Our next board meeting is scheduled for next Monday, 2 November. All are welcome to sit in and find out what we’re up to, so if you like to join us please get in touch and we’ll send you the Zoom login details.
A hands-on workshop to make Christmas baubles from old, unloved fabrics. All materials kindly donated by Thrifty One. This workshop will give you a ‘micromastery’ in recycling unwanted fabrics as a useful and fun activity you can do with others. Reusing materials where possible helps us consume less to create more. So why throw away fabric that could still give pleasure? Come along and learn how to creatively turn it into Christmas baubles, using hand sewing techniques. No previous experience required. There are two dates to choose from: 3 November or 7 November. Choose the date that suits you, then register to be sure of your place!
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: 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
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!