February 2019: Jon Hollingdale, Chief Executive of the Community Woodland Association, to speak at AGM

HCWG Newsletter No6

Our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18 February at 7.30 pm in Helensburgh Parish Church Hall, Colquhoun Square.

Our main speaker will be Jon Hollingdale, Chief Executive of the Community Woodland Association, who will be talking about the achievements of the community woodland movement across Scotland and the potential for future expansion.

Refreshments will be available at the midway break, after which we shall conduct all the normal AGM business, including election of committee members or trustees. This will include a resolution proposed by the current Trustees to make minor amendments to the Constitution, primarily in accordance with advice from the Scottish Government on the legal requirements under the Land Reform (Scotland) Acts.

February 2019: Community Buy-Out Newsletter No 6 published

This month’s newsletter, which is again being distributed to around 1,300 households in the area, focuses on the impact of longstanding environmental decline and mismanagement at Castle Woods and Cumberland Avenue. It explains that under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, HCWG is entitled to apply the Scottish Government for what amounts to a ‘compulsory’ community buy-out of land that is deemed abandoned, neglected, or in a detrimental condition. The newsletter can be downloaded here.