Posted 15/12/2020
By: Helen Castle

We were hoping to be able to meet all our members face-to-face at our next Annual General Meeting (AGM), but unfortunately this is not possible under the current Government guidelines.  Our next AGM will therefore be held online.  We realise that this format is not accessible for all our members, however, we are keen that all members are able to take part as much as possible, so we are proposing to implement a postal vote for the election of directors and any other matters requiring a vote.

Our Articles of Association do not permit postal votes for the election of directors, out board is currently putting together the proposed Article containing postal voting guidelines.  We will need to hold an EGM in order for members to approve this change of Articles - due to the necessary timeframe required for Article changes, this EGM is scheduled for Saturday 30 January 2021.  We will be writing to all our members in early January with the proposed Article change and details of how to join the EGM on Zoom.

Our AGM is scheduled for Saturday 27 February 2021.

We look forward to seeing you at both meetings.

In Other News..

Covid-19 Fund: New Skills
Posted 13/01/2021

Thinking about taking up a new skill? We have 75 x £20 grants for the cost of equipment and books for adults to learn new skills, courtesy of our successful application to HIE's Communities Recovery Fund. It could be learning a new language, or you could be embarking on a taster course in a new skill. 

Remember that we also have our own Wellbeing 100 Fund & Educational Bursary Fund. So if you find that you are enjoying learning, you might be able to continue with additional funding (subject to meeting the eligibility criteria). Please ask us if you need more information. 

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The Pier Project - Timeline
Posted 13/01/2021

Following the ongoing interest in The Pier project, we have produced a timeline, to illustrate the work undertaken by the Development Trust, in relation to this project, over the last few years. This timeline breaks down into specific actions and dates. To assist you, we have created image maps, which means that you can click on each activity and you will be taken to the associated document. To access these timelines (split into 3 in total), you will need to use the following links: 

The Pier Timeline 2019

The Pier Timeline 2020 (January-March)

The Pier Timeline 2020 (April-December)

We have also produced a timeline which summarises the main points - you can see these further below (these are not image maps, so there are no links to documents on these ones). If you are viewing this on a mobile device, you may only see a partial image - please click or tap on the images to see a larger version. 

We hope you will find these timelines and documents useful, however, as ever, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. 

The Pier Timeline 2018The Pier Timeline 2019-20

Covid-19 Fund: Activity Packs
Posted 05/01/2021

Following our announcement last month about our additional Covid-19 funding, we are pleased to provide some more information about our Activity Packs for children. We have 20 x £20 grants for Activity Packs for children in isolation, or if their family is in receipt of benefits (we don't need to know which benefit the family is in receipt of). Please get in touch with us to claim this grant. 

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Covid-19 Activity Packs for Children