The draft minutes of the LCCL AGM, held on 12 June 2022, are now available to read and download here.
Many thanks to those who attended our AGM, and for your support for the project to build a public toilet block in Horner’s Place that is planned to be sustainably financed by accommodation pods nearby.
We will be at the Leadhills Gala on 13 August. The drawings of the Horner’s Place Project from the AGM will be there to view. Company directors will be on hand to explain and answer questions. Membership Forms will be available if you wish to become a member of the community company, or renew your membership for another year. Adult membership only costs £2 each year, or 50p for junior members aged 12-15.
NOTE: the company was set up to enable the Leadhills village community to acquire, develop, and manage assets, and is limited by guarantee. The only liability members incur, in the unlikely event that the company becomes insolvent, is limited to £1, while you are a member and for 1 year afterwards.
We look forward to hear your views about the project at the Gala, and at further public meetings that we will arrange as the project gains more shape and detail.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IS AT THE HEART OF COLLABORATIVE WORKING BETWEEN VILLAGE AND ESTATE
LEADHILLS, September 2020 – A meeting, which took place on 2nd September 2020 between members of Leadhills Community Company Ltd (LCCL) and representatives of Leadhills Estate, set out to develop a partnership approach in which the village and the Estate will work together towards a more sustainable future for the area.
Chaired by John Ralph, Company Secretary of LCCL and attended by Andrew Hopetoun for Leadhills Estate, the group discussed ways in which community development possibilities could be explored to the mutual benefit of the Estate and the village community.
Projects discussed included a new toilet and rest facilities block in the village which many believe will underpin the visitor experience. The Estate was enthusiastic to work with LCCL at an appropriate site, and LCCL was already progressing plans.
As an additional project, the development of the old stable block in the centre of the village will offer business and visitor facilities. The Estate committed to underwrite the cost of an updated survey of the building with a view to taking this to the next stage.
The LCCL reiterated the value of the nearby Glen Franka Reservoir as a local amenity and encouraged the Estate to participate in future dialogue on proposals for developing the area around the reservoir. This was welcomed by Andrew Hopetoun, who reiterated the historic and ecological value of the Glen Franka area and advised that the Estate is consulting on structural work to the dam in accordance with new regulatory demands.
The meeting was felt to be a promising precursor to future partnerships in more ambitious schemes supporting sustainable development of the village and its surroundings.