As a consequence of this virus, and the ensuing legislation concerning social distancing, unnecessary travel and work, we are unable to carry out any physical improvement work in the village.
However some projects are being progressed as "desk work"
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The AGM was attended by 20 members during which the progress of our projects were updated and discussed with the attendees.
After seven years as Chair, Paul Forrest retired and a vote of thanks was made to him for all the work he has done as Chair. David Riddet, currently Secretary, was voted in as Chair.
Two new Trustees were welcomed - Toni Leggatt and David Protheroe, and the contributions from both of them will be very welcome.
Our organisation has been approved by HMRC as being eligible for Gift Aid. This means that if you are a tax payer, any donation you make to the Trust, by whatever means. allows us to claim back from HMRC twenty five pence for every pound donated.
Scottish Charity Number is SC045261Save
Following the award of £40,000 from Sustrans (a charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle) preliminary design work to convert the old Neilston to Uplawmoor railway line to a walking and cycling track is progressing.
Community information sessions were carried out in Uplawmoor and Neilston and the response was overwhelmingly in favour. There are some issues to be resolved involving parties owning and abutting the proposed link and discussions are underway.
Martin Houston is our Trustee representative on the project
If anyone would like to start some team games using the MUGA, we have some funds available for equipment, coaching etc.
Contact any Trustee for further details.
Thanks to the many volunteers who turned out in Autumn last year. Sections of the path running round the playing field were drained and re-laid. The wet winter we had showed the success of the work.
There are still some sections to be done.