The Leadhills Community Company AGM will be held on Sunday 10th March 2019, 11am at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills.
LEADHILLS COMMUNITY COMPANY
SUNDAY 10TH JANUARY 2019, 11aM
AT THE HOPETOUN ARMS HOTEL
This is your opportunity to join the company and become involved in this life changing exciting project to shape the future of Leadhills.
Feel free to contact any of the current directors for more information or any queries that you may have.
- Pat Wilders 01659 74678
- Rab Campbell 01659 74234
- Martin Pinkus 01659 74408
- Susan Pinkus 01659 74408
A meeting has been held with Hopetoun Estates “Leadhills Trust” to discuss aspects of the buy-out. The main objective was to find out if the trust and LCC could agree to any assets that LCC would be able to take ownership of. For notes of the meeting, provided by Donald Noble click here.
As most of you probably know South Lanarkshire Council have closed all of the public toilets in the county which means that for some time now there have been no public facilities in the village.
The Leadhills Community Company would like to put in a ‘Right to Buy’ interest in the toilet facilities located in the parking area next to the school. To enable this we need to prove we have the support of a good percentage of the village. To this end, we have placed forms in both the hotel bar and in the shop. If you would like to show your support for this endeavor please sign either of these forms.
The forms will be collected at the end of November so that we can submit the registration in December.
Many thanks to those that have already shown their support.
A meeting was held on Friday 6th, September 2019 to get an update from Gerard Godfrey, who is representing Leadhills Community Company in discussion with South Lanarkshire Council. The council has agreed that Leadhills Community Company will be allowed to operate the toilets under license for a period to assess our ability to manage them. We are therefore going to negotiate this period to start in April 2020 until October 2020 this will allow for the acquisition of the Stables and give the company a more realistic chance of sustaining these facilities. For full minutes on this meeting click here.
Two members of our board went on a fact-finding trip to Mull along with members of the Wanlockhead Community Trust.
We met with representatives of the Mull and Iona Community Trust (MICT) and the Northwest Mull Community Woodland Company and information was gathered which will help with future smaller Community projects.
We had an excellent meeting with Ailsa Dalgetty from The Scottish Land Fund. The meeting was held at the Hopetoun Arms and we discussed the current status of the Stage one Funding application, which has now been delayed until the end of August. Also discussed were the pre and post acquisition funding opportunities.