It's hard to believe we are approaching the final weeks of 2016! Here is a brief update on CCT's current activities:
Town Centre Options Appraisal – consultation continues
Public consultation is in full swing to determine what we should do with our empty buildings. Community Enterprise Ltd, carrying out the consultation on behalf of Crieff Community Trust attended school Christmas Fayres, the Christmas Market and held a drop in session at Strathearn Art Space to encourage people to share their views. Early feedback is that this is a hot topic for the community with particular concerns over the Drummond Arms but also interest to see a repurposing of the Old St Michael’s Church. Positively, plans are already underway for community management of the Town Hall by other groups.
Community groups and organisations are invited to take part in a summit meeting being held at the Strathearn Artspace on 16th January between 3 – 5pm and repeated 7 – 9pm. The sessions will explore needs in the community and demand for space for community led activity. Residents can continue to post views on the Trust’s facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CrieffCommunityTrust/ or speak directly to Victoria or Alison at Community Enterprise on 01506 862227.
Acorn Dell Acorn Dell renamed 'Turretbank Wood'
Following a consultation of people in Crieff, CCT has agreed to give the community owned woodland at Acorn Dell a new name: 'Turretbank Wood'. You may remember Crieff Community Trust carried out a survey of its members and local residents during a two-and-a-half week period in October and November. The survey invited local people to give their views on whether the community owned woodland on the west bank of the Turret Burn should be renamed. The survey made it clear that there was no plan to rename the path which runs along the river, known locally as part of Lady Mary’s Walk.
The survey was prompted by repeated comments over a number of years from some people in Crieff that they dislike the name ‘Acorn Dell’, and that ‘Acorn Dell’ doesn’t sound like a local place name. The survey included three questions asking local people: 1) if they think the name should change; 2) whether they would prefer one of three alternative names (Oakbank Wood, Turretbank Wood or Crieff Community Woodland); and 3) whether they would like the phrase ‘Community Woodland’ to be part of the official name of the land. Space was also provided for comments at the end of the survey.
For further information about the process of renaming Acorn Dell and to see the results of the survey please click here.
CCT Quiz Night
Plans are underway for what promises to be a very fun evening!
CCT is hosting its first ever Quiz Night
on Friday, 24 February 2017 at the Strathearn Artspace.
We will send information in early January on how to book a table.
We would like to wish you a very merry Christmas
and a healthy and happy New Year.
Thank you for your support.