Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Minute for Abernyte Community Interest Company AGM 19.01.17

 

Chairman's report

Welcome to the first AGM pot luck supper of the Abernyte Community company.

 In 2015 the Abernyte heritage group and the Abernyte Community interest company amalgamated.  As a group we meet up 4-5 times a year and the purpose of this group now is to serve as a platform for community interest, activities and also heritage.

 

Treasurer's report and accounts presented by Malcolm McSwan, agreed that we need around £400 to run the group and repair our various assets.

 

Office bearers elected when the group amalgamated and to remain in place until next AGM when ⅓ of the members will step down and re election is required. At present office bearers are:

Marianne White ( Chairperson)

Malcolm McSwan ( Treasurer ) acting for Iain Campbell to resume position in July 2017 when    returns from Australia.

Alastair MacPherson

Gerard McGoldrick

Norman Alm

Barry Caudwell

Gordon Nicoll

 

Local community members then reported on various activities ongoing within the Community:

Gordon Nicoll discussed the Abernyte website and also the digital archive that he and his son and a number of volunteers have been compiling for several years now regarding the history of Abernyte and surrounding area. He also gave an update on the Abernyte Oil scheme and the What’s on Abernyte email and facebook service which are coordinated by Stephen Hole.

 

Barry Coldwell update on the Millennium walk -this is an area open for the community as a  walking/picnic area found about 200m up the church road to your left. It is also a haven for wildlife. As a community project we will be holding two afternoon work parties to maintain this area and will include various activities as painting benches, gates, bird boxes, trimming hedges and cutting grass - information to follow. But we hope to invite anyone who wishes a community afternoon, children and dogs welcome and bring a picnic type idea.

 

Eve Duncan discussed the Abernyte Scrapbook.

Norman Alm informed us regarding a local mapping project he has been involved in.

Gerard McGoldrick provided an update on Abernyte Primary School - we currently have 6 children at the school. They have a new headteacher Mrs Campbell and a very active school year including the reading topic of Roald Dahl, a three day skiing trip and many more musical activities to keep them busy.

 

Last August we hosted the 1st Abernyte Festival in the playing field here to raise money for Syrian Refugee support. This was a great day for the community and we also had Syrian families from Dundee help us to raise an amazing £3000 which we split between Dundee refugee support and Syrian relief.

 

This year we plan to run the festival again and we would welcome any help, suggestions you can offer. We thought we would hold the festival a little later this year to tie in with growing seasons for the main event ----the vegetable competitions.

 

We are open for ideas regarding - what do we want to raise money for?

-       Charity of choice

-       Christmas lights, eco - kinetically powered string of lights to run the length of the village fence and powered by a dynamo on a bike would be fun!

 

Actions and Events

 

Mary Young lecture - The history of the churches in Abernyte by Rev. Dr. Marjory MacLean on the 23rd of March in Abernyte School at

Annual Parish Walk on Saturday the 13th of May led by Phil Lacoux, info to follow on What's on Abernyte nearer the time.

Abernyte festival - 9th September info given via What’s on Abernyte

AGM Abernyte Community Interest Company (ACIC)  23rd November

 

The scrapbook is a job Eve no longer wishes so if we have any volunteers who would like to take this project on please email Marianne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Archives project - Volunteers wanted to help input data please contact Gordon Nicoll on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Any ideas or help gladly received regarding the Festival please email me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Thank you for all those who came along and joined us in the pot luck supper, if anyone has an issue they want to raise or propose please contact us on the above email addresses and we will try and help out.