We hope you’re all well! We are touch as representatives of the new Hub G63 project ‘The Grow Garden’, a community food garden, which is being created on a site between Killearn and Balfron, and which will link to the existing community garden in Drymen.
The aim is to develop the sites to create valuable community food growing opportunities, to grow nutritious and delicious produce to sell locally and to provide fresh fruit and veg to those who need it.
We will be looking for community volunteers and hope to become a community hub for all generations. Any help spreading the word or raising donations would be incredibly gratefully received.
We have launched a crowdfunder website to raise funds for the project (which today reached its initial target and moved onto its stretch fundraising goal) and have also installed a collection box at Killearn Co Op, as we know not everyone is comfortable with Facebook or donating online.
Fuller details of our funding partners And plans are in this link:
I wondered if you have a community mailing list or Facebook page that could help spread the word about the project and help gain donations? We have posted on Killearn For All and all the equivalent pages for the surrounding villages.
Here is our website to see the other projects we are running, including NeighbourFood which Killearn Church Hall have kindly helped facilitate this past year
Any ideas on spreading the word would be gratefully received.
Thanks in advance
Catherine, Ruth, Richard and Jane
The Hub G63
Thank you to everyone who dropped food off at the But and Ben for the Drymen/Croftamie/Buchanan Foodbank. These were collected on Sunday and taken up to the Town Hall for distribution to those who need it.
We will continue to collect any supplies left at the But and Ben, so any dried or tinned foods you can contribute will be much appreciated.
If you are anyone you know, would benefit from some support in these difficult and unprecedented times, please get in touch for a chat in confidence. Contact [email protected] or speak to any of the community councillors.
Please note that the 2020 AGM Minutes have now been added to the documents bank on this site
Happy New Year! We hope everyone is safe and well.
As some will already be aware, the Drymen & Croftamie Covid Support Group, set up a local foodbank to provide assistance for families and individuals who have found themselves affected by Covid and may be in need of a little support during the pandemic.
The But and Ben Coffee Shop have kindly agreed to take donations of dry and tinned foods for the foodbank. The Community Council will arrange to collect these on a regular basis so that it can be distributed where it is needed. So if you are able to include a couple of extra tins or packeted foods in your weekly shop, they would be a welcome contribution.
Alternatively there is also a Go Fund Me page, where monetary donations, of any amount, can be transferred. You can access it here:
If you, or someone you know, is in need of some assistance, you can contact the support group in confidence using the contact page here: Drymen Support Covid 19 or alternatively email [email protected] , or speak directly to any member of Croftamie Community Council.
As rules and restrictions regarding Christmas, changed again yesterday, we are conscious that this may have caused residents to alter their plans.
If you are concerned, need support or know someone in the village who may need support over Christmas, please do get in touch with the Croftamie Community Council, as we may be able to help.
You can contact us in confidence, at [email protected] or contact any community council member directly. You can also contact us via the Croftamie Community facebook page.
We still have a supply of masks, gloves and hand sanitiser for those who have been shielding and would benefit from having some PPE. Again, please get in touch and this can be dropped off to you.
Thanks to David Armstrong and Peter Lloyd for decorating the tree again this year, in Mill Quadrant.
We hope you all have a safe, healthy and happy Christmas.