To ensure appropriate and coordinated activities during the coronavirus lockdown, Trust directors have been meeting frequently and informally, with representatives from Baldernock Community Council, via Zoom. A community quiz on the same platform was organised by the Trust on 16 May and appeared to be very much enjoyed by participants. While its usual activities have been curtailed, the Trust has been proactive in pursuing better broadband across Baldernock, so essential for working and learning from home. If you have been clearing out your garden sheds or cupboards during lockdown, or are looking for any items - from a jigsaw to a sideboard - you might like to use the swap and share facility on the Baldernock Community Development Trust's Facebook page. While it is unable to organise fund-raising community events the Trust would welcome small donations to its funds to cover essential costs such as insurance: for more information please contact the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baldernock Community Development Trust
Baldernock Community Development Trust (BCDT) aims:
to support, develop, promote and protect our community
to fundraise to sustain these activities
to work with the whole community to develop and enhance the facilities available to us.
Trustees: Evan Clark, Alison Hazell, Lesley Wiseman, Kate Currie, Jean Langhorne, Dominic Mellor, Mark Hazell.
All residents and supporters of the community in Baldernock are encouraged to become members of the Development Trust. This simply involves completing the membership form (available below) and paying a fee of just £1.
For more information on BCDT and how to get involved, please contact:
The findings of the community consultation, undertaken by Community Enterprise last year, can be found under the Feasibility Study tab above, along with the proposed Strategic Plan 2018-2021 for BCDT, arising from that research.
Baldernock Community Development Trust (BCDT) is pleased to report that the feasibility study, undertaken by Community Enterprise, to consider better community space in Baldernock, is now complete.
This study was funded by LEADER (part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme).
Following on from the feasibility study, BCDT has produced a comprehensive and forward-thinking proposed Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021; this plan sets out the Trust’s vision and objectives for the next three years.
Read the Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021
Between February and April 2018, a programme of community engagement was carried out in Baldernock. You can read a summary of the findings of the community consultation and other research.
The full 60 page document, giving greater detail of the appraisal prepared following community research and engagement, is available below:
If you have any questions regarding these documents , please contact:
Minutes of meetings
BCDT Meeting 6 May 2020
BCDT Meeting 20 May 2020
BCDT Meeting 3 June 2020
BCDT Meeting 1 July 2020
Baldernock Youth Club meets on a Tuesday evening (during term time) in the Church Hall, Glenorchard Road, Balmore from 7-8.30pm.
All young people living in or attending school in Baldernock are welcome to join.
Volunteers are always welcome, to share their skills and hobbies.
For more information, contact Isabel Ewing: