Estate Office Roof Repair

Lewis winters present more than an ordinary challenge to buildings, and to portable buildings in particular.

In order to maintain the estate office, and to keep it functioning in good order, it was decided to provide the roof with additional protection from the elements.

Fortunately, we had two local people on hand who were both competent and willing to carry out the work.

A big thank you to Donald R Morrison and Calum D Carmichael for their efforts which should (hopefully) see the office through many more years.

CD and Donald R doing their ‘Just one thing’ thing for the community

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Playpark Development

Work on the new Playpark for the two villages is nearing completion, with the final elements in relation to signage, safety matting, grass seeding and so on currently being undertaken.

A formal opening day event is now planned for the 1st of September, which will include fun and entertainment for all ages and the whole community, including a barbeque, bouncy castle and more.

Given the effort being put in to getting both the park and the launch, Keose Glebe Estate have decided not to run its own ‘community day’ this summer, but will instead assist with, and contribute to, the Community Association event.

A great deal of local volunteer effort has gone in to getting the park up and running, and this will be a fantastic resource for the children in the community.

This effort is much appreciated.

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Making a Donation

Given the number of people and visitors using the moor road, and taking walks on the moor, we have been regularly asked if there is a way to make donations to the Estate for upkeep, maintenance and other purposes.

To that end, we have purchased and installed a donation box at the beginning of the moor road |(left hand side)

Please point all donors in that direction! All donations are now welcome!

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Keose Glebe Tree Planting 2018

Keose Glebe have been awarded a further 420 trees by the Woodland Trust.

We would like to thank them very much for this.

The saplings will be delivered for planting in November, and again, we will look to create shelter belts and scenic spots around the village boundaries (as well as volunteers to help!)

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Estate Maintenance

Running a (Community) estate takes some effort – administrative and practical; and each time we take on a new project, a little more of each is required. In addition, periodic maintenance is then necessary to ensure that everything is kept at the desired level and quality.

This means that, here in Keose Glebe, voluntary effort is required to, for example, cut grass, clean and bail boats, check moorings, paint walls, dig and replant flowerbeds, check trees, kill weeds, mend roads, clean offices; service vehicles and equipment, and more.

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Village Odd Job Night

We plan on having a village odd job night this Friday evening, 29th June.

Any extra hands to help with painting picnic benches, watering trees, erecting a road bollard and donation box and general clean up would be greatly appreciated.

Meet up is planned for 6pm at Keose Glebe fank.

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Keose Glebe – Spring Treeplanting

Around 200 trees have been planted this week, extending the tree-line from the moor road down towards the loch.

This brings the total planted around the village to around 1200, and thankfully almost of these have survived the winter, and are now beginning to bud and to show new growth, despite the cold spring holding things back a little.

The estate have also been awarded a further 420 trees from the Woodland Trust, and these will be delivered for planting later on in the year.

Thank you to the Woodland Trust, the other tree doners, and to the planters and fencers who have made all this possible.

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Keose Glebe Gravestone Clean-up

Work is being done to tidy up and clean up the local graves belonging to former Keose Glebe residents.

It is an on-going project and will be developed as volunteers and the weather allow.

Pictured is Don Smith, alongside the newly spruced up grave of his grandparents, Angus and Addie Smith of Seaview, Keose (Glebe).

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Keose & Glebe Community Association – AGM 2018

This meeting will take place at the Meeting Place, Keose on Friday the 2nd of February at 7pm.

As well as the formal business, there will be an opportunity to hear about the latest developments on the Community Park, together with plans for fundraising and other future events.

Refreshments will also be served.

It is hoped that there will be a good turnout from both villages.

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