KDP AGM Talk on Renewables Shared Ownership

By bellmannews / May 29, 2023
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Welcome to the KDP Bulletin.

The KDP Annual General Meeting is on Thursday 8th June at 2pm, and we would love you to join us.  It will be held at St Bridget’s Hall in Stonehaven. 

The afternoon will include presentations from Mark Brennan, Shared Ownership Manager with Local Energy Scotland and Rose Toney, Community Development Officer, North East Climate Action Network Hub (NESCAN Hub).

Everyone is welcome.  We would ask, that if possible, you let us know if you are planning to attend, as this will help us with catering arrangements.  Please confirm your attendance by emailing Office@kdp.scot.

The £150m Community Ownership Fund (COF) exists to help communities across the UK to take ownership of assets at risk of closure.
A community asset or space means buildings or land which are used for the well-being or social interest of the local community. These include green spaces, libraries, cultural spaces, leisure facilities, community centres, pubs and more. Community ownership gives local people control over the buildings and spaces that have significance to them and that these spaces are used in ways that meet the priorities and needs of the local community.
It will run until March 2025.

Learn more here.

Here are the Platinum Jubilee Coastal Path and MerCHaT Spring Updates. 

Great progress is being made on this exciting project.

The Outdoor Accessibility Guidance is designed to help make our outdoor places and spaces, routes and facilities more accessible, and outdoor experiences more inclusive, so they can be enjoyed by everyone. It is written for anyone managing land for public access and recreation, including land managers, community trusts, community groups and volunteers, access and recreation teams and owners. It will also assist anyone involved in designing outdoor spaces, planning outdoor activities and creating communication materials.

The Promise Partnership offers funding and support to organisations and collaborations to #KeepThePromise and help drive forward change that matters to children, young people and families.
The aim of this fund is to support the sector to apply and embed the change needed to Keep The Promise, to think differently and challenge ways of working. It will focus on three thematic challenge areas:
• A Supported Workforce
• Supportive School Structure (Right to Education)
• Youth Justice & Rights
Visit the Corra website to find out more.


Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership’s Dementia Strategy, Making Connections, is committed to improving services for people living with dementia and their carers across Aberdeenshire.
As part of their commitment, they would like to review the current dementia pathway and are seeking the views of those who have been, or who are currently engaged with services involved in supporting those with a diagnosis of dementia and their loved ones.
They would appreciate if the survey could be completed, either on an individual basis or in a group setting.

The survey can be accessed via the following link Dementia Pathway Review – Engagement Survey.

If you require the survey in a different format please get in touch on the following email address – lynne.logan2@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Please find attached the Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network’s Spring Bulletin.

North East Communities for a Just Transition Knowledge Exchange Event will be held this Wednesday, 31st May 2023 at the University of Aberdeen.

The event will bring together a mixture of stakeholders from communities and decision-making bodies to explore the processes and findings so far and discuss future actions and proposals. Session will explore: Practicalities of running community assemblies The value of local deliberation on climate change How do we embed real change and what does this look like Interactive tools to build confidence and community engagement Developing climate action plans with children and young people There will be opportunities for discussion, lunch and networking, and exploring and finding out about community engagement work and research that has been going on across the North East of Scotland as part of this Just Transition partnership project.
Follow the link for further information. 
KDP is here to help in any way we can.  Please get in touch if we can assist you or your Community group.
Mairi & Margo Kincardineshire

07903 156864  Should you wish to get in touch, our contact details are as follows:

Mairi Eddie              Development Officer              mairi@kdp.scot
Margo Titmuss        Funding & Windfarm Officer   margo@kdp.scot