Newsletter 16

The new community newsletter is being circulated to all members and associate members.

We hope you enjoy.

Please feed back any thoughts or comments to any of the Directors.

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Keose Glebe Estate – AGM 2018

This will be held at the Keose Glebe Estate Office on Monday 16th April @ 7pm.

This in opportunity to look at what has been achieved in our first two years;
Where we are now;
What is currently being worked on;
To discuss what plans and ideas that you would like to see developed in the future; and
A chance to air any other constructive criticisms that will help us get better.

The Estate belongs to this community, and all the hard work being done is for your behalf, so it is important you attend and show your support and share your views.

All Estate Members (Full and Associate), Keose Glebe Residents, and Crofting Shareholders are welcome.

We very much look forward to seeing you.

Teas and Refreshments will be provided.

Please get in touch if you need assistance with transport.

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Playpark Equipment and Fundraising Discussion

The Keose & Glebe Community Association is holding a meeting to discuss the proposed Playpark development and the fundraising for it.

This will be held at the meeting house at 6:30pm on Wednesday 24th May.

While a display and plans of what is proposed with be on show, the Association would very much welcome any comments and suggestions, and particularly they would like the thoughts and opinions of the local youngsters as to what is is required and what can be afforded.

The building will be open from 2:30 to allow viewing of the plans.

All donations towards the fundraising are welcome.

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Keose Glebe Planning and Photo Night

23 members of the Keose Glebe Community met in Balallan hall on Saturday 1st April.

They were there to review the estate’s progress made in the first year of Community Ownership; to again discuss the strategic plan and direction of the estate; and to suggest projects or issues to be tackled or prioritised in year two.

Both the Estate Management Team, and the wider community were praised and thanked for their hard work and the volunteer hours put in.

The meeting noted that around 1700 hours of community effort had been invested thus far, and that a large number of projects and initiatives had been got underway.

The fact that the estate was now generating income, and enough income to meet its expenses was welcomed, and it was expected that further income would begin to drive additional development of the estate. Continue reading “Keose Glebe Planning and Photo Night”

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Newsletter 11

The new community newsletter is being circulated to all members and associate members.

We hope you enjoy.

Please feed back any thoughts or comments to any of the Directors.

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1st Year Review

Its all come round very quickly(!) but to commemorate our first birthday as a community owned estate, we are planning on holding an event in Balallan Hall on Saturday 1st April at 7:30pm.

There will be a short presentation, reviewing the achievements of the first year; some fun brainstorming and planning for the year ahead; a discussion on our Renewable Energy and Community Building development plans; and just an opportunity for people and neighbours to chat and catch up on the news.

Following the success of the photo display at our launch day, another batch, showing Keose Glebe and its residents from 1960 to 1990 will be on show (any interesting pictures from this period will be much appreciated)

Tea, Coffee & Refreshments will be served, and it will would great if as many Keose Glebe people could attend.

[Please let us know if you need any transportation or other assistance to get there]

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Renewables Feasibility Study Completed

Ecodyn have now completed the second and final part of the Renewables Feasibility study on behalf of Keose Glebe.

A high level summary of the main conclusions will be included with the next newsletter, but a copy of the full technical report is available to all members on request.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Ecodyn for the evaluation work done,  for their assessment of it in the context of the current renewables marketplace, and for the options we have for taking things forward.

This data and analysis will now be used by the Estate in developing its plans for the future in conjunction with our wider development aims.

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Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground Consultation

Members results were:

27 (90%) for and 3 (10%) against – 30 votes in total

Crofters results were:

8 (89%) for, and 1 (11%) against – 9 votes in total

In addition, 4 current non-member residents voted (3 for and 1 against).

The Directors noted both the overall support from members and crofters for these proposals. They also noted the concerns raised, and agreed to seek ways that these could be minimised or mitigated.

Continue reading “Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground Consultation”

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Community Consultations 3 & 4

Community Consultation packs 3 and 4 have now gone out to Keose Glebe members and crofters for consideration.

Please get in touch if you have not received a copy.

Responses are requested by the 7th of February, and we would appreciate as many comments as possible.

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