** LCDT welcomes Chris Horne, Jon Norton and Frances Wood as new Directors to the Board at the August meeting. **
We seem to have moved forward in leaps and bounds since the last newsletter. In relation to Kettilstoun, we 'passed' stage one in principle of the Asset Transfer process, we raised the funds to commission PMR Leisure thanks to the stakeholders, and we are about to commission the technical side of the business plan and start the planning process. There will be more detail about this in the Kettilstoun section of the newsletter.
We had a successful AGM that saw Matt Ball and Chris Cook join us as Directors although Sioned Jones stepped down. Since then numerous people have contacted the LCDT to find out how they can help us and I am hopeful that some will join us on the Board and some will join us in the sub groups. It is fantastic that so many people have come forward to help but we are always looking for more. The next few months will be busy and very focused as we have a deadline of 30 November to submit the application for stage 2 Asset Transfer to WLC which includes the business plan.
We have raised funds towards the LCDT administrative costs thanks to the tombola at the Round Table Fun Day and the concert put on by John Davidson and his colleagues. My thanks to them for all their efforts. It is this support we need to keep the process on track and I am grateful to them for all their ideas and commitment to the trust
Our membership keeps growing and I get more comments all the time about the progress we are making so please continue to spread the word and encourage others to join us. The number of members is becoming more and more important as we shall be looking to start the application process for funds over the next 6 months. Success breeds success and that is certainly the feeling at the moment but being realistic we have a long way to go and there will be setbacks and challenges. However those who are joining us now make me more and more positive that we will deliver.
There have been no further developments with the status of the play park project since the last newsletter but we are still looking into options for ongoing maintenance to support taking this forward.
Finally we now have a new formal registered office at 21 West Port, Linlithgow, EH49 7AY so please use this address for any postal communication although email@example.com will also reach me.