Baldernock Community Development Trust (BCDT) exists to benefit the community of Baldernock by helping to provide recreational facilities and activities; encourage learning about Baldernock and its environment, culture, heritage and history; conserve the natural environment of Baldernock and maintain environmental amenities including buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other importance to the community; promote rural regeneration and promote health and wellbeing within the community. These aims are more fully described in the Baldernock Community Development Trust Memorandum and Articles of Association. All who share these aims are invited to become members of BCDT on completion of the BCDT membership application form.pdf and payment of £1.
Kate Currie, Jean Langhorne, Alison Hazell (Chair), Mark Hazell, Jane Logan, Dominic Mellor and Lesley Wiseman.
Trust directors are elected each year at the AGM, and meet regularly to progress Trust projects and initiate new ones. Information about the Trust’s major projects can be found under ‘Better Community Space in Baldernock’, below. Progress of these projects and information about other Trust initiatives are reported to members by email and to the wider community in Baldernock Community Council’s monthly eNewsletter. Summaries of BCDT Board meetings are also available below.
The Trust’s policies can be found in the BCDT Policies and Procedures Handbook.
For more information on BCDT and how to get involved, please contact:
Swop and Share
Baldernock Community Development Trust
If you have been clearing out your garden sheds or cupboards, 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.
Better Community Space in Baldernock
Baldernock Community Development Trust (BCDT) commissioned Community Enterprise to undertake a feasibility study, to consider options for better community space in Baldernock. The study was funded by LEADER (part of the Scottish Rural Development Programme).
Between February and April 2018, a programme of community engagement was carried out in Baldernock by Community Enterprise. You can read a summary of the findings from the that and other research in Summary Options Appraisal for a Community Facility.
More details of the appraisal is available in full report at A Community Facility An Options Appraisal for Baldernock
Following from that study, BCDT produced a comprehensive Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 which sets out the Trust’s vision and objectives for two significant projects.
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Minutes and summaries of meetings
Although not currently running, the Trust has for some years facilitated Baldernock Youth Club which all young people living in or attending school in Baldernock were welcome to join. It met on a Tuesday evening (during term time) in the Church Hall, Glenorchard Road, Balmore from 7-8.30pm.
Baldernock Community Development Trust wants to find out how much interest there would be in a local Youth Club for secondary age children. If you are at secondary school and live in Baldernock (from Langbank to Bardowie, Balmore and Barraston, and all parts in between!), please share your thoughts on this very short survey:https://www.allcounted.com/s?did=kxnbh40arbxnf&lang=en_US.
For more information, contact the Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org.