At the AGM, members agreed that more time was needed to discuss the proposed changes to the articles of association. A separate EGM will therefore be called for this. The articles of association needed to be changed in order to ensure they fitted with charity legislation that had been put in place since the Memorandum […]
As you may be aware, Corinne finishes in post on 31st December. This leaves a gap in the administration of the PEG. Janice will take on this role for a period of time until the Operations Manager is in post. Janice will deal with completed applications; taking the applications to PEG for assessment and completing […]
The current governing document of WDT is out of date in terms of the Companies Act 2006, and the proposed document will bring the company in line with this Act. Members will have received a copy of the proposed articles and an explanation of the main changes. There will be opportunity to ask questions and […]
All current members of WDT should now have received their information packs for the AGM, which includes the Annual Report. The official date for the WDT AGM is now November 28th. This will be held in the Old Kirk from 7.00 pm. All other permanently occupied households on Westray will also have got a letter that […]
The board invited Alan Long (The Long Partnership) to the last Board meeting to give advice on financial matters within the trust. This was a useful session and covered areas such as funding the Community Interest Company, taxation advice, lending to businesses and individuals, and financial investment.
As part of her study (UHI Sustainable Rural Development), Corinne Curtis, Community Development Officer for Westray, visited Tiree and spent some time with Tiree Community Development Trust, and other organisations, investigating how they worked to achieve their community goals, and how their community development officers assisted in that. It was a very interesting visit and […]
The Kalisgarth Care Centre is a wonderful testament to the vision and determination of a small community. The building opened in 2005 and has had a huge impact on the community that goes far further than just providing care for older adults. With so much community involvement in decisions around the development of the centre, […]
(image) With most of the 10 year targets of “Turning the Tide” being achieved within 5 years, the Trust was enjoying widespread recognition as a model of good practice in rural community development. This new plan was created as a successor to the first, and followed the same extensive public consultation process in order to […]