Community Trust looks at the past…and future

A COMMUNITY bakery, local website and sculpture for the village square were amongst ideas discussed by enthusiastic group of residents from in and around Drymen at the village library last night (15 December) 

The gathering offered anyone interested the chance to discuss past, present and future priorities for Drymen Community Development Trust Enterprise Company – better known as Drymen Community Trust – over coffee and mince pies in a relaxed and informal setting.

Chairman Tom Wallace summarised the trust’s activities and achievements over the last year including the ongoing organisation of Piping in the Square and working with the local school’s PTA (Parent Teacher Association) to tie in Christmas events with the village’s Christmas lights switch-on.

He also highlighted the significant work on development of paths and routes linking Drymen to neighbouring villages and the Trust’s production of a leaflet showing, and giving information about, the paths – the final section of the route between Drymen and Balmaha should be completed by April 2016.

The trust secured funding and commissioned a feasibility study on the development of the former garage site on the square. The preferred recommendation from the study – a mixed use site combining residential development, possible relocation of the  library and some community space – has been passed to Stirling Council for further investigation.

Membership of the community trust is open to anyone in the Drymen area and costs £6 a year – or £10 for couples. For more information contact the trust via Facebook or it’s website.

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