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Fauldhouse Community DT

Area of Operation:

Fauldhouse
Edinburgh & South East (Lothian, Borders)

Established:
2006
Population:
5,000
Number of Staff:
1

How We Started

In 2005 and 2006. Voluntary Action West Lothian ran a project to raise awareness about a new form of community organisation called Community Development Trusts, Fauldhouse people were inspired and impressed by what they heard about and saw happening in other towns and villages. Representatives from local organisations came together to form the Fauldhouse Community Development Trust in 2006.

What We Do

Our vision for Fauldhouse is for a clean, attractive and healthy village with excellent transport links that is a model for thriving local led sustainable regeneration; a place where people of all ages, abilities and circumstances are happy and informed, with their own part to play n the economic, environmental and social life of the village and the surrounding countryside. In the last two years (2007-2008) the Trust has: · Run the annual Fair Day event · Carried out Community Consultations on living in Fauldhouse and renewable energy, to direct our work · Produced 5 newsletters and delivered them to every house in Fauldhouse · Developed the basis of a community website · Raised funds to repair and renew the War Memorial, and organised an inter-denominational Remembrance Day Service involving the primary schools · Completed a 'Field of Hope' project, planting daffodils in remembrance of friends and family who have died of cancer. · Obtained a grant to employ a Development Worker.

Our Future Plans

Now we have a Development Worker, we hope to expand our work to sustain all of the above activities as well as: · Raise our profile and increase communication around the village · Support community groups, clubs and local businesses · Organise festivals promoting and celebrating Sport, Music, Art and the Environment in Fauldhouse · Seek funds to buy a building for community use. This will be an asset for the CDT and will help us to fulfill our vision for Fauldhouse, earn income and become more sustainable.

Contact Details

Julie Smith
Project Manager

Tel:
07588 551858
Email:
julie [at] fauldhouse [dot] org [dot] uk
Website:

Tags associated with Fauldhouse Community DT:
Community hubs, Energy conservation

Last Updated: Wed, 11/04/2012 - 10:58