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.
Update to the Scottish Land Fund
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.
New Articles of Association:
Just a quick reminder that we need a positive response from 75% of the members for the new changes to be implemented to see the proposed Articles of Association. Any members who share an email address need to either reply multiple times or reply once with all member names stating who is accepting/rejecting the proposed changes.
You can also click here and complete the “Member Voting form” to register your vote.
The new Articles will need to be adopted by the members before we are able to complete the initial registration for the estate. As these changes are minor, the Board requires the members to each show their acceptance or rejection of the changes by return email before 20th June 2017.
All members who do not respond will be assumed to have rejected the director’s recommendation.
Meet and Greet Board of Community Land Scotland
Three representatives from the board attended the “Meet and Greet Board of Community Land Scotland” event at Easterbrook Hall in Dumfries on Thursday, 23rd March. This was a great chance for the board members to get to know other local groups involved with like-minded individuals around the south of Scotland. We were also able to catch up with other attendees from HIE and Community Land Scotland.