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Welcome to our new Lochhead Gardens Project Officer

 Hello, my name is Eilidh and I am the new Project Officer for the Lochhead Gardens Project. I previously worked as a Project Development Manager for Craft Town Scotland in West Kilbride for a number of years. During my time with The Barony Centre I managed multiple, integral community projects as well as the exhibitions and community spaces. I have experience in working with various groups of volunteers- we simply couldn’t run the community without you. I look forward to getting to know you all as the project unfolds and making Lochhead Gardens a beautiful community space for all to enjoy.

Annual General Meeting

7.30pm, 19th June 2024 – Lochwinnoch Bowling Club

LCDT has been busy working on a variety of projects and this is our opportunity to update you on these. In addition to telling you about some of our smaller ongoing projects,  we will outline what we are doing at the Lochhead Gardens, what we are hoping to achieve with the Parish Church and our aspirations for Tandlemuir – a part of the Clyde Murshiel Regional Park.

We look forward to seeing you

 

Lochwinnoch Social Gardens project – We have just received significant funding from a 3 year award from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Renfrewshire Council Sustainable Communities Fund to help us take forward the development of the garden site. These monies will enable us to make some real progress with the basic groundworks before moving on to the installation of some of the buildings and facilities as initially planned.

         

Lochwinnoch Recreation Park – the mural has been painted on the wall facing onto the play area. Go have a look.

Installation of the teen shelter is still in progress, so more to come.

LCDT are recruiting! We’re looking to appoint a Project Officer. Application deadline now passed.

Our March 2024 Newsletter can be viewed here

Parish Church – Community consultation

On the10th February we held a community consultation in the McKillop institute to gather your suggestions on how to make best use of this wonderful building. We are now waiting for the report setting our your ideas, and general concerns, should we be able to acquire it from the Church of Scotland.

Muirshiel Regeneration project – Community Consultation

On the 27th January we held an open community consultation in the McKillop institute to explain what is happening to the parkland, outline our ideas on how to address the issues that it is facing and make best use of this area. We are now waiting for the report setting our your views and suggestions, should we be able to acquire it from Renfrewshire Council.

WONDERFUL WINTER CONNECTIONS

Fun, games & toasties for children on Fridays at The Annex.

Creative workshops for young people at Shrubs to Suds.

Lunches at The Three Churches Mondays & Wednesdays.

Meditation & Sound Baths delivered by The Wee Therapy Room.

All events are funded by Renfrewshire Council and Greater Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Local Action Group and finish at the end of March. Hopefully more next year.

 MEN’S SHED

£5,000 secured from Engage Renfrewshire’s Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund towards cost of an actual shed to become the home for the  – watch this space.

Our June 2023 Newsletter can be viewed here

Please click here to see information about the Lochhead Gardens Asset Transfer