The Lochcarron Community Plan Summary

Following various meetings and consultations last year we now have a summary of ‘The Lochcarron Community Plan’, please bear in mind that due to the current pandemic little progress has been made, however, if you wish further information or if you are keen to be involved in the development of any of the potential projects, then please get in touch kristinestrathcarron@gmail.com.

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Pupils tree planting 11th Nov 2020.

Pupils from Lochcarron Primary school were Tree planting up at Kirkton community woodland on Wed 11th Nov.  Pupils were not deterred by the rainy conditions and set to work planting their very own tree.  Each pupil received a Downy Birch and planted their tree with great care assisted by volunteer Lynda Beveridge.  LCDC received over 1200 native trees to be planted up at Kirkton woodland over the coming weeks thanks to The Carbon Footprint Co for gifting the trees.

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covid19 related wood fuel help available.

Covid Emergency Resilience Fund
Lochcarron Community Development Company / Kirkton Woodlands
If you have a wood burning stove  struggling to heat your home for reasons linked to the pandemic, please get in touch, we can offer you bagged wood logs, sourced from Kirkton Woodlands reduced from £65 to £20 plus delivery (Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Kishorn areas only).
To get in touch either phone 01520 722987 or E.mail to covid19lcdc@gmail.com
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Wellness Walks Photos and Up-date

We are six weeks into our 12 week Wellness Walks & it’s been gathering momentum with regular numbers of up to 12 participants.  The walks are all within the Lochcarron, Kishorn and Strathcarron locality, with a variety of levels to suit all abilities.   Many people are missing the social interaction that’s been brought about by Covid restrictions & group health walks are a brilliant way to meet new people.  The walks take place every Tues at 10am and last between 1-2hours up until 22nd Dec.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact project co-originator Lynda Beveridge by email:  beveridge.lynda@yahoo.co.uk
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Covid Resilience Programme

Covid Resilience Programme –

Covid Resilience Programme – Back to Business
For hire to community organisations and local businesses at massively reduced rate;
Hand Held Electrosprayer with chemical solution – deep cleans rooms and buildings
Also available to purchase at reduced rates we have in stock the following items;
Floor cleaner, wipes, masks, shields, gloves, aprons, hand sanitiser dispensers, anti viral surface sprays, PPE travel packs
Money recovered from the sale of the above will help replenish stock
For further information and a product list, please contact Kristine MacKenzie Tel; 01520 722987 or e.Mail covid19lcdc@gmail.com
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Wellness Walks

Wellness Walks
Covid 19 has brought about many restrictions in our lives but thankfully Group Health Walks are exempt from the restrictions on social gatherings.  Many people are missing the social interaction they gain from congregation, hobby clubs and societies they regularly attend.
 
Wellness Walks is a health walking group which aims to meet every Tues at 10am till 22nd Dec.  There are walks for all abilities including those with mobility difficulties.  Each week has a different grade & we are practicing Safe Distancing throughout our walks.  You don’t have to commit to all the walks, but please note there are limited numbers so please do get in touch with project leader Lynda Beveridge on   beveridge.lynda@yahoo.co.uk  or Mobile: 07498387343 to book or gain further information.    
 
Think Health Think Nature is one of four initiatives in Scotland stemming from “Our Natural Health Service” which aims to show how Scotland’s natural environment is a resource that can be used to help tackle some key health issues.  LCDC secured funding from The Green Health project to run a Group Health Walk scheme within the Lochcarron catchment area.  This Green Health Project has been made possible through funding provided by EU Leader and the Rural Development Fund.
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Free kids summer holiday outdoors Activities. 2020

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Green Health packs for local Children- Think Health, Think Nature.

Households throughout the Lochcarron catchment area received Green Health Packs to their homes this week.

The Green Health packs are an initiative through Think Health think Nature, the funding was secured by LCDC.  The packs consisted of Identification cards, Compost, seeds and pots, Bird Feeders and seed and for the children some additional activities and a crafting kit.

Packs were delivered to 45 households across the areas of  Lochcarron, Strathcarron, Attadale, Ardaneskan, Kishorn & Achintraid.  77 Primary aged children, Nursery and infants received packs and 2 vulnerable adults.

There are still some bird seed & a few feeders left.  So,  if anyone was left out then please do get intouch with is at infosmithyhub@gmail.com LCDC to arrange collection/delivery of a pack.

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Affordable Housing in Kirkton Woodlands

Affordable Housing in Kirkton Woodlands

After lengthy deliberations Lochcarron Community Development Company is pleased to announce that James MacQueen Building Contractors, Crossal, have been appointed contractors to the Kirkton Woodlands Affordable Housing Project. Phase One of the three phase development will construct 14 units of varying sizes, 8 flats and 6 houses, the option to purchase an affordable plot for self build purposes will also be made available.

Representatives from the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) The Highland Council (THC) and Lochcarron Community Development Company (LCDC) will present the plans to the community on 27th July, 4,30-7.00pm Lochcarron Hall, Social distancing measures adhered to.


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Have your say- Community Development Plan Consultation.

Our last Community Development Plan was undertaken some years ago, much progress has been made on the projects that were highlighted for development, some are still ongoing. We need input from everyone in the community to determine LCDC’s projects and priorities for the next few years. Please fill in and return one of these forms. PM or email us if you need help with the forms. You can also fill it in online. or download the PDF  here Lochcarron Survey June 2020 FINAL

online link – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/lochcarron

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