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Tiree Community Development Trust

Tiree Trust LogoCommunity Open Day – Consultation Results

The Community Open Day was held on Saturday 15th June in An Talla, with over 200 people attending throughout the day.

The two main topics of consultation for the Trust were to gain a mandate to investigate the idea of a Community Shop and the idea of a Community Land Buy-Out. The results of the consultation were that 91 supported the study (90%) of a Community Shop and 10 were against it (10%), whilst 66 supported the study (73.5%) of a community land buyout and 24 opposed (26.5%).

The next steps for both projects will be:

1. To form a steering group (see separate advert for steering group members).

2. Form a brief for a feasibility study, with support from the Trust.

3. Present the key findings to the community.

4. Organise a ballot for the community to decide whether or not to proceed.

Update from the Swimming Pool Steering Committee

The Swimming Pool Feasibility Study is now complete and was presented by the Steering Committee at the Community Open Day on Saturday 15th June. The following recommendations will be the next steps that will be taken by the committee:

1. Applications to the Windfall Fund and others are being discussed with the Trust to raise funds to bring a swimming instructor over to Tiree for regular swimming lessons at Loch Bhasapol.

2. With the support of the Trust, we will lobby Argyll and Bute Council to be included in the Sports Pitches and Facilities Strategy (due to be revised in 2015).

3. With the support of the Trust, we will lobby Scottish Swimming to include a Tiree facility in their Facilities Strategy (due to be revised in 2014).

For those of you who were unable to get to the open day and for anyone who would like to read the study then you can access it on the Trust website www.tireetrust.org.uk and follow the link. Hard copies are available to read at the Trust Office. (Core office hours are 10.00 – 15.00 hours Monday to Friday, although there are usually staff in attendance outside of these hours.)

Should you wish to be part of the steering group for the next phase of the project then please contact Will Wright at will@tireefitness.co.uk or call 220421.

In the meantime, Tiree Windsurfing Club are developing a course of swimming lessons at Loch Bhasapol with applications to the Windfall Fund and others for funds to bring a swimming instructor over to Tiree for regular swimming lessons.

Tiree Community Development Trust – Windfall Fund

Tiree Trust LogoThe Windfall Fund is welcoming enquiries so please get in touch with a member of the Trust Team for an enquiry form or for more information. Please get in touch as soon as you have an idea for a project and don’t leave it to the last minute. Our LDO’s Jackie and Sam are also on hand to assist with match funding information and applications.

The following awards were made in May 2013:

  • Tiree Regatta Club received £1,185.00 towards running a 3 day sailing course for kids with Stramash
  • Tiree Young Farmers received £2,370.00 towards a trip to the Royal Highland Show to experience stock judging and to meet up with other Young Farmers groups.
  • Tiree Agricultural Society received £1,800 towards the main attraction for Tiree Agricultural Show 2013
  • Fèis Thiriodh & Tiree Music Festival received £710.00 towards Fèis na Fèise; tuition courses for advanced musicians that will run before the Tiree Music Festival 2013.
  • Freestyle Park Working Group received £200.00 to bring a skate park designer to Tiree to complete a site survey and draw plans.
  • Swimming Pool Steering Committee received £1,000 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and office facilities while conducting a feasibility study on Tiree.
  • Dance Directionz received £520.60 towards starting up a dance group for people aged between 5 and 18
  • Rags to Riches received £1,508.00 towards the running of Rags to Riches.
  • Tiree Music Festival & Tiree Agricultural Society received £2,980.00 towards the cost of bringing portable showers & toilets to Tiree Music Festival & Tiree Agricultural Show.
  • Tiree Music Festival & Tiree Agricultural Society received £3,000 towards the cost of hiring tents and marquees for Tiree Music Festival & Tiree Agricultural Show.
  • Tiree Rural Development received £4,200 towards installing a septic tank in Scarinish for motor home users.
  • Tiree Resource Club received £7,225.00 towards the second year of the out-reach worker post and minibus project.

Tiree Community Development Trust

Tiree Trust LogoWindfall Fund Update

The Windfall Fund is now welcoming enquiries so please get in touch with a member of the Trust Team for an enquiry form or for more information.

The following awards were made in January and February 2013:

· Tiree Tots received £589.80 for the delivery of Soft Play Pods to Tiree.

· Parent Teacher Association received £1,500.00 to power-wash, prime and repair existing rendering to Pre 5 Garden wall and building.

· An Iodhlann received £5,000.00 towards the cost of holding a 3 day book conference on Tiree in May and to produce a book about the history on Tiree.

· Tiree Community Business received £7,000 towards the necessary professional expertise to allow them to progress with a full application to the Growing Community Assets scheme for purchase of the Business Centre.

· Cùram Thiriodh received £2,746.00 towards phase 2 of the volunteer coordinator project.

· Tiree Maritime Trust received £22,039.00 towards building of 2 boat sheds in Scarinish.

Swimming Pool Project

The Trust has been successful in gaining a 3 month graduate placement through the Scottish Governments Adopt an Intern Scheme and are using this opportunity to reinvestigate the options regarding a community pool or leisure facility including carrying out detailed research into what has/hasn’t worked for other communities.

HIE and Argyll & Bute Council support the community of Tiree in conducting this study for the island. All parties including the Trust are very well aware of the difficulties and economics of this in a rural area; however it is important that the facts and figures are given to the community who can then make the decision.

Music & Cultural Coordinator

Donna MacLean has been appointed the new Music and Cultural Coordinator with the Trust. The 25 Hour per week post was created after consultation with various groups indicated there was a real need for support.

Building on existing activity, a key focus of this post will be working with the Feis, Tiree Music Festival (TMF), Mod, Piping Society, and the Music Club. Another key task will be to create a development plan for the island (to be included in the Tiree Community Development Plan) covering music, culture and Gaelic and develop agreed projects and a summer events programme.

HIE funded Local Development Officer

Lynne Kerr has now left her post as LDO and we hope to have the position filled very soon. We will give an update on this in the next edition of An Tirisdeach. Lynne was tasked with updating the Tiree Community Growth Plan, which you can see on our website, and has worked with various groups to put into motion some of the prioritised projects from the updated plan. We would like to wish Lynne all the best in her new career at RBS!

Windfall Fund Helps Improve Tiree Playpark

roundabout

In November 2011 the Windfall Fund awarded TCB £4000, and along with additional financial help from ACHA, TCB were able to purchase and install a new roundabout, safety matting, spring riders and upgrade the swings.

TCB has since been awarded a further £10,000 and we will be looking to install more new equipment probably for the older children in the near future.There will be an open day in An Talla on the 19th of May to discuss possible additions.

climbing frame

On a recent beautiful sunny April day the playpark was a particularly popular venue for local children. Grateful thanks to The Windfall Fund & ACHA for their generous funding.