Detailed plans rereleased for first phase of Glenisla Golf Course development

The developers behind the plans for the former Glenisla Golf Course have lodged their application for detailed planning permission for the first phase of their project.  They want to build a 60-bed care home specialising in dementia care, together with 20 houses (mostly bungalows with a focus on assisted living) and three small commercial units as well as various ancillary buildings.  This is the first phase of a project that could create more than 200 new homes on the former golf course, and the developers claim that this will create 175 jobs when mature, bringing £3.5m into the local economy.

The developers say that they are working closely with PKC’s roads and planning department to alleviate the impact of the extra traffic on local roads and parking within the town, with the development maturing “over a number of years, phased sensibly with demand”.  Nevertheless, there are still issues to be considered about whether the same benefits could be realised by development on land within the town itself, without the need to build over open countryside well beyond Alyth’s natural boundaries, and without extra traffic on narrow country lanes.  You can read all about the proposals on the PKC planning website here:

PKC looking for local hero nominations

Do you know someone who is a young person who helps others in their communities, or has made a big difference in volunteering or by helping others?  Someone who is a ‘Neighbourhood Angel’?

Perth & Kinross Council are looking for council tenants as nominees, or that the work being done has an impact on council tenants or council housing areas, so it can be an owner/resident in one of their tenanted neighbourhoods.

You can use these nomination forms: Nominate your Neighbourhood Angel or Young Champion prizes version and return the nomination to Judy Barrow, Worker, 2nd floor, Pullar House, Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5EN

PKC say they want to send out letters to the nominees at the beginning of September, so get your nominations in quickly. All the nominees will get a certificate and be invited to a winter conference.

If you’re a social enterprise, bid now for help to accelerate your growth

LaunchMe is Scotland’s social enterprise accelerator. It aims to develop a pool of strong, capable and ambitious social enterprises that can go on to secure investment so they can achieve social impact at scale.  The fourth round of LaunchMe is looking to support eight social enterprises with the commitment and ambition to grow and achieve greater social impact. It is open for applications until noon on Monday 5 November 2018.

Adventure tourism in Scotland – making the most of our opportunities

One of the fastest growing tourism sectors around the world in recent years has been adventure tourism, and with Scotland’s coastline, mountains and rivers it comes as no surprise that this growth is being mirrored here, says the Scottish Community Alliance in its latest newsletter. With our more remote rural communities always on the lookout for new ways to generate sustainable income streams, Senscot’s excellent latest briefing on the subject is a welcome addition:  Adventure-Tourism-Briefing

Encouraging new allotments – Scottish Government consultation

The Scottish Government is running a consultation on new laws to encourage and support the development of allotments around Scotland. Did you know that there have been community allotments in Scotland for more than 150 years, with around 70,000 individual plots by 1950? In recent years, however, more and more plots have been lost to housing and other developments, so the Government wants to encourage local authorities to support allotments more effectively. The Scottish Community Alliance is encouraging groups and individuals to get involved and make their views known: You can read the Scottish Government consultation documents here:  Allotments – Further Guidance for Local Authorities

Join us and help make Alyth even better!

Membership is voluntary and free of charge. It entitles members to attend ADT’s Annual General Meetings and to take part in decisions taken by the ADT membership. However, there is no obligation to attend or participate in ADT meetings or activities. Membership of ADT is a way of strengthening ADT’s relationships within our community and helps us to obtain grant funding for projects to improve our town.

Download the Membership application form 2018 today.

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 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.