In August 2015 the residents of Cultercullen joined forces to support the purchase of approximately 2 acres of land adjacent to Rosedale, Cultercullen. Donations from the residents to cover the purchase of the land and the legal costs have already been received, including a generous £500.00 donation from Foveran Community Council. The project will however require the generation of further funding. Applications to trust funders are already underway and awaiting decision. Donations are also welcome- please contact 01651842228 or 01651842440 for details.
The plan is to convert the land into a community park with new boundary fencing, hard standing area at main entrance, hardcore path leading from the main entrance gate through to another gate at the far end of the park opening into the school playground. The plan for the park includes tree planting at the westerly end leading through to a wild flower meadow following onto an area with benches and tables, and an area to be used by the school children as an outdoor classroom, planting area and wildlife interests or as they see fit. The most important factor is that the park provides a recreation facility for the village.
An application is in progress to set up a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) as the vehicle through which to run the Cultercullen Community Park. An SCIO is a legal structure that has been purpose built for the charity sector in Scotland. It provides limited liability and a separate legal identity to organizations that want to become charities but do not want or need the complex structure of company law. This means that the smallest charity can access the benefits of incorporation-including limited liability and legal capacity.
A copy of the Formartine Floral Trail is available here. It is organised by the Formartine Partnership Limited. A selection of some of the photographs taken last week during the Formartine In Bloom 2015 competition is posted on their website. The Formartine Partnership are hoping that the Trail will bring additional tourism to the communities whilst acknowledging the efforts of all concerned. The local press will be covering the Trail this week.
The Annual General Meeting of the Foveran Community Council will take place on 23th September 2015 at the Newburgh Inn at 7.30 pm.
Everyone welcome! Meet the people serving on the community council, hear what we have been up to, and contribute your views.