The Baldernock Community Development Trust, known as The Baldernock Trust, is an established registered charity and a member of the Development Trusts Association Scotland. Its vision is to celebrate and strengthen Baldernock’s unique rural environment by fostering and harnessing the resources of a collaborative and engaged community through selected local activities. All who share its aims are invited to become members of the Trust.
Directors of the Trust are residents of Baldernock who combine their experience of living and working in the community, together with their personal areas of interest and expertise, to help the Trust achieve its goals. Please contact the Trust if you would like to join the Board.
Alison Hazell (Chair), Kate Currie, Mark Hazell, Ros Jarvis, Jane Logan, Dominic Mellor, Sally Stanley, Lesley Wiseman.
Trust directors are elected each year at the AGM in November, and meet regularly to progress Trust projects and initiate new ones.
Current Trust projects include:
Creating a new nursery facility at Baldernock Primary School to support our pre-school children;
Improving broadband access for Baldernock residents;
Producing our own Baldernock Calendar;
Refurbishing Baldernock Church Hall at Balmore for residents to enjoy an improved facility for the events, activities and fundraisers held there;
Supporting a range of youth and social activities to develop new connections across the community;
Litter picking to keep Baldernock beautiful;
Providing trees to plant within our community;
Fundraising for local projects.
Progress of these projects and information about other Trust initiatives are reported in AGM minutes and in summaries of other meetings (see below) and in Baldernock Community Council’s monthly eNewsletter. If you would like to receive this eNewsletter about what’s going on in Baldernock, please email email@example.com.
If you would like to know more, or would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Swop and Share
The Baldernock 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 The Baldernock Trust's Facebook page.
Better Community Space in Baldernock
The Baldernock Trust (TBT) 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, TBT produced a comprehensive Strategic Plan 2018 - 2021 which sets out the Trust’s vision and objectives for two significant projects.
If you have any questions about this, please contact:
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.
The Baldernock 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 email@example.com.