WANLOCKHEAD VILLAGE COUNCIL SPRING 2019 UPDATE

(with contributions from other village groups)

NEW COMMUNITY POLY TUNNEL

The community poly tunnel and raised beds have been installed in the village garden. Some of the beds are being used by local residents to grow food for their families, while others are being used for community growing. All are welcome to come and join in – have some fun growing veg, gain some knowledge, and enjoy a tasty local harvest. Look out for updates on facebook or call Jennie (*****) if you want to get involved.

SPRING CLEAN CAR BOOT SALE AND EXCHANGE

One (wo)man’s junk is another (wo)man’s treasure! Spring is coming, and the Village Council will be holding a car boot sale at the Community Centre. There will also be tables inside. Come along to sell or exchange those things you don’t really want or need in your life, or pick up some bargains! Time and date TBC. Fees of £3 per table/car. Entry fee of £1 will cover the cost of Community Centre rental and refreshments.

NEWS FROM WANLOCKHEAD COMMUNITY CENTRE SCIO

Following on from the meeting in March 2018, the Wanlockhead Community Centre SCIO would like to let you know that we are working hard on plans to secure the Centre for Future Generations. In the meantime, please keep an eye on Social Media and the Notice Boards, where we hope to be advertising meetings and activities to be held in the Centre; Lunch Club, Coffee afternoon, Drop in Centre etc., we hope to see you all there.” For more information please call Isobel on 01659 *****.

TREE PLANTING/REPLACING

Please join members of the Wanlockhead Community Trust and Lowther Heritage for a spring tree planting on Saturday, 13thth April at 10 am outside the Community Centre. Seedlings provided courtesy of Lowther Hills Ski Club will be planted/replaced along the Millennium Path. There will also be available seedlings for planting in your own gardens. Stakes and tree guards are provided courtesy of SSE Comunity Fund Micro Grant administered by the Wanlockhead Village Council. Please bring spades and lump hammers if you have them. (For more information please contact Mac Blewer at

**********@gmail.com or at *****.

INQUIRY – HARRYBURN 16 WIND TURBINE WIND FARM PROPOSAL

IN LEADHILLS

The VC attended and contributed to the above Inquiry, supporting the Leadhills community in their objection to the proposal.

A strong objection to the proposal was made by South Lanarkshire Council and Scottish Natural Heritage. In brief: Wrong location, accumulation of turbines, distinctive Scottish landscape of the Lowther Hills and Southern uplands, the setting and uniqueness of our two villages. And impact on the communities.

NLEI (North Lowther Energy Initiative) THE 30 TURBINES WIND FARM PROPOSAL FOR WANLOCKHEAD

This proposal is also going to Inquiry, we are waiting for further information of the date, time and place, of the preliminary meeting. At this meeting, the inquiry procedure will be set. We will keep you posted.

LEADHILLS AND WANLOCKHEAD RAILWAY EXTENSION

The VC has been asked to display the Plans for all those interested in the above proposal. The Plans can be seen in the Community Centre every Friday during Fareshare, between 10 – 12.

The Village Council holds meetings on the 1st Monday of each month at 7 pm in the Community Centre. All are welcome to come and take part; bring new ideas and skills. Contact Tel nos. Lynda Findlay, Chair, on *****

Androulla Richford, Secretary, on 01659 *****.