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.
Project Coordinator | Kilmaronock Old Kirk Trust
Kilmaronock Old Kirk Trust have secured another win for community ownership in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park as they embark on acquiring their local Kirk, car park and glebe field.
The Trust originally established in 2017 to buy the building from the Church of Scotland, to restore and run it for community use. Now just after one year following the announcement they were one of ten local groups to receive a Scottish Land Fund grant, will go on to use those funds to purchase land and buildings that matter most to them. With some additional funding the Trust are now seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator to support them through this early phase of the project.
Applicants must have excellent IT skills and relevant experience in a community development role. The contract is worth £5700.
If you are interested or know of anyone who may be, please send an email to: [email protected]
Closing date for applications: 15 Jan 2021
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