Community Buy-Out Newsletter No9


If you haven’t already heard the results of the community ballot held in September: there was a 43.5% response rate with 92% of votes in favour of a community acquisition of Castle Woods, and 90% in favour of the acquisition of the open ground at Cumberland Avenue.  We are delighted with the results -sincere thanks to everyone that took part. Posting those envelopes was really, really important.  Well done all of you that voted. Download our latest Newsletter here.

Applications for the acquisition of Castle Woods and the open ground at Cumberland Avenue on behalf of the local community in the west of Helensburgh are now being considered by the Scottish Government.   If you would like to read our applications and the supporting documentation please use the following link and click AB00001 and AB00002 to view the documents

This is groundbreaking stuff – we are the first organisation to have our applications assessed by the Scottish Government under the provisions of Part 3A Abandoned, Neglected or Detrimental Land within the Land Reform (Scotland) act 2003.    It’s now getting significant interest from the press.   A recent article from The Herald