We are excited that the Lochwinnoch Community Development Trust Consultation is now underway! We would like to give as many interested parties the chance to have their say. The survey has been completed by around 100 individuals at time of going to press, which is great, but we would like many more responses, especially from local village groups and organisations.
The survey has around 10 questions and will take you around five minutes to complete. You can complete it online at:
Individuals https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Lochwinresidents or
LCDT are hoping to demonstrate community support for the Trust, which has a vision to see Lochwinnoch flourish and thrive. The first project being developed is the Water Abstraction Project, which could provide a stream of income to the village through the sale of water pumped from an underground aquifer. The current pump will close when development begins at the old struthers factory on Church St.
The Annexe was the venue for the launch of the survey on March 30th, and around 60 people participated in lively focus groups discussing positives and challenges to living in Lochwinnoch, the water project and what could be done with the funds raised by the water project. It was a great chance to discuss ideas and hear opinions. A summary of the responses and recommendations for a community action plan will be collated by independent facilitators and experts Community Enterprise. That response will also include the response from the survey.
Tom Arthur MSP and Cllr Bill Binks were present, alongside Community Council members Yvonne Ross and Kerry McKendrick.
The directors of LCDT were delighted with the turnout and the enthusiastic engagement from the attendees. ‘There was a tremendous amount of positive energy and some really valuable points put forward’, said Martin Mansell, a director who is leading on the water project.
The directors are always keen to involve local people who have expert skills such as legal, financial, managerial, project management, as well as the equally important skills of delivering newsletters, collecting surveys and putting up banners. If you think you can help, please get in touch. LCDT will keep you updated on developments through our own newsletter sent to members, and the new website and Facebook page.
You can become a member online, and it is a very simple and effective way to demonstrate your support for LCDT. You can also ‘like’ our FB page