June 2010 Blog Posts (11)

Announcing Broomhill Gardens

Broomhill Gardens
is the name chosen for the brand new community food garden and allotments we are launching in Burntisland. After a seemingly interminable wait for planning permission - we are finally ready to lay hoof to spade and cut turf. Of course by now its too late in the season to do anything but it will give us a few months to put in paths, fences, rotivate, sort out water supply, start improving… Continue

Added by Mike on June 30, 2010 at 20:40 — 3 Comments

Job Opportunity: National Coordinator of the CLT Network

£34,000 - £41,000 plus defined benefit pension

and other benefits • 1 year fixed term contract,

with expectation of renewal for a second year

Holborn, London

Community Land Trusts are an innovative way for local people to deliver new affordable homes and community assets in their area. England’s CLTs are coming together to form the National Community Land Trust Network supported by Carnegie UK Trust and Community Finance Solutions and funded by Communities and Local…


Added by Kirsty Tait on June 24, 2010 at 11:33 — No Comments

New Independent Voice for Community Land Trusts: The National CLT Network

Boost for Communities to Create Affordable Homes

New Independent Voice for Community Land Trusts

The Community Land Trust movement across England gets a huge boost today with the unveiling of a new National Community Land Trust Network to provide support and services to communities wanting to deliver new affordable homes.

The National Housing Federation will be named at the National CLT…


Added by Kirsty Tait on June 24, 2010 at 11:29 — No Comments

June NewsBurst - in case you missed it


Added by Nick Wilding on June 14, 2010 at 11:00 — No Comments

June News from the Fife Diet

Each month we'll be sharing our e-news from the Fife Diet project...this month we're eating strawberries, asparagus, courgettes, dill, coriander, pak choi, raspberries, basil, and pork pies(?!?) We are out of the hungry-gap and it's officially summer. Tomatoes and strawberries and salad are available again, and the last of the asparagus is still around (and… Continue

Added by Mike on June 14, 2010 at 10:00 — 1 Comment


After working for a year at the Langholm Initiative and securing 2 of my 3 applications to the Climate Challenge Fund, one for an exciting " local food " project and another for an " energy project" sadly I won't be there to carry them out, I am relocating ! My dream to get back living by the sea has finally tugged at those heart strings one too many times and I'm off, for the first time in my life I am unemployed :-( very strange experience........looking to relocate to the Argyll area and… Continue

Added by Annette Meehan on June 12, 2010 at 9:04 — No Comments

Nearly there...

For those of you who don't remember, one of the projects Sarah, Helen and I supported as 'Community Animators' (read the handbook if you haven't already!) through the COTE RARP project was 'St. Bride's Centre', a Church of Scotland owned community facility with a volunteer management board which had ceased to operate and owed around £10,000 in unpaid bills.

That was three years ago now and I'm delighted to say that the group were recently awarded £395,145 from the Big…


Added by John on June 9, 2010 at 16:03 — 3 Comments

Red Diesel

I have received this information regarding a petition to the prime Minister about red diesel from Andrew Kingsley

I am writing to ask if you are able to help me publicise a petition to license rural citizens to use red diesel in their private…

Added by Kate Braithwaite on June 4, 2010 at 13:04 — No Comments

We made Page 2 of the Irish Times!

Many thanks are due to Catherine and Bridget and Davie for their help in arranging the launch of Carnegie's Manifesto for Rural Communities at Cloughjordan on Tuesday. The wider event was well attended and I was particularly inspired by the 10 mini presentations form the Cloughjordan community highlighting their activities in construction, renewable energy, broadband provision, food production and so on. Well worth a visit if you ever have the opportunity

And whats more we…

Added by Kate Braithwaite on June 4, 2010 at 12:33 — No Comments

the wicked gm problem

This week we take a deep breath and get ready for the turkeys. It’s worse than lambing – they need constant attention for the first week while they think up ingenious ways to die. All-round favourite is drowning in 2 inches of water in the drinker but the mass suicide last year was caused by them all jumping on top of each other in panic when someone started a chainsaw in the yard. Once they are big enough to go out of the brooder and on to pasture the challenge is to stop them escaping into… Continue

Added by pete on June 3, 2010 at 23:34 — No Comments

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