COMMUNITY PROJECTS

RECENT, NEW.....AND IN PROGRESS....

Community Garden

Carsphairn Village Shop Ltd

Lagwyne Hall

Quantans Hill Windfarm Community Liaison Group

THE GARDEN....COMPLETED 2011

 

OFFICIAL OPENING OF CARSPHAIRN COMMUNITY GARDEN 

 

Alex Fergusson MSP in his Opening remarks on Saturday September 24 congratulated Carsphairn Community Council for its perseverance in transforming a derelict piece of ground into a beautiful outdoor amenity for the residents and visitors alike.

 

He also praised the work of the large group of volunteers who have been involved in the project since its inception, and made a special presentation to David Richmond who has project managed the Garden’s development.

 

Over 130 Carsphairn residents and their guests enjoyed piping by Andy McCartney from the Kirkcudbright and District Pipe Band and a magical song performance by the Children of CarsphairnSchool conducted by Principal Teacher Walker McKenna. This was followed by refreshments, then a chance to socialise and admire the Garden in the extremely welcome late summer sunshine.

 

Matt Hickman, Community Council Chair explained:

 

“Over the years funds have been raised, initially in 2002 to purchase the site with the aid of a donation from the John Scott Trust. The project then was driven forward with grants from Dumfries & Galloway LEADERProgramme,Stewartry Area Committee, CarsphairnWindfarm Community Benefit Fund and a numberof other funders. We are also very grateful for gifts and donations from local businesses. All donors are recorded on thecolourful plinth notice board at the entrance to the Garden.” 

CVSL

These initials stand for 'Carsphairn Village Shop Ltd'.  This company was formed in 1996 to purchase the Village Shop for the Community.  The Shop and adjacent house were for sale and the feelings in the village were that we could lose this facility.    With extremely hard work from a dedicated steering committee, funding was obtained from many sources and  the property was purchased.  The Limited Company was set up which now has several Directors nominated from within the Community.  These Directors act as Landlords and oversee the maintenance of the property.

The tenants run the business independantly of CVSL. 



        LAGWYNE HALL CARSPHAIRN

 

 

 

Lagwyne Hall, Carsphairn



 "The Hall" at Carsphairn is run by a Committee of Management which manages the maintenance and upkeep of the building.  Funds are raised from grants, rents and fundraising activities, the main fundraiser being the Burns Supper in January.  Apart from the high cost of general maintenance, insurance and power supply, the building has recently had a new heating system installed.  This is an air to air heat pump.  Also recently, an industrial dishwasher and larger cooker have been purchased. 
 
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