Bathgate Community Council believes a Community Development Trust could be a useful vehicle for developing and improving our town for our residents. For a Trust to be successful it needs a group of people with experience and enthusiasm to steer its activities and formulate plans to attract funding and human resources to projects that will benefit Bathgate.
Interested ? email email@example.com
The event was held in Bathgate Partnership Centre on Tuesday 27th August 4pm and 7pm ... and it was a major consultation meeting with as many people in the community as possible to test the appetite for a local Bathgate Development Trust. The view was that we should proceed and we have formed a company limited by guarantee. We will be testing out project ideas and looking for suggestions from everybody. A company limited by guarantee means any surplus funds will be spent on the community projects being supported and kept within the company . No funds handed out as dividends as its a community focused company run by the community.
If you are interested in Bathgate and its future and want to get involved in developing our community this could be a practical way forward. just email for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need more information prior to the event you can have a look at this website as it was Catherine Dougan from Development Trust Association Scotland who gave us a presentation on how development trusts work and how her organisation can assist us if we decide to set on up in Bathgate. http://www.dtascot.org.uk/
Community based Development Trusts give community groups a practical vehicle to bring forward their ideas and projects into real life on the ground improvements
If you have an idea for the town or a project that you want to pursue that will be beneficial to Bathgate Just email us at email@example.com
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