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Newlands Community Development Trust

Area of Operation:

Lamancha, Newlands & Kirkurd Ward, Peebleshire
Edinburgh & South East (Lothian, Borders)


How We Started

Newlands Community Development Trust (NCDT) was set up to pursue the future development and well-being of the communities of Newlands, Kirkurd and Lamancha. Isolation and distance from facilities for socialising, recreation, learning, and childcare, as well as employment opportunities, impact significantly on the quality of life in these communities.

What We Do

The Trust has developed plans for the creation of a modern, multi-purpose community centre, and secured £1 million of the £1.9 million funding required. The ‘Community Hub’ in Romanno Bridge will be run as a stand alone enterprise but will link with Newlands Primary School to serve the whole community. It will include: • large hall for sports and community events • nursery and playgroup • fully equipped kitchen with dining areas • learning, IT and library facilities. The project will also create employment for two members of staff to manage the facility and other posts in childcare and catering.

Contact Details

John Currie

01721 752638
secretary [at] newlands-cdt [dot] org [dot] uk

Tags associated with Newlands Community Development Trust:
Community hubs

Last Updated: Mon, 30/01/2012 - 16:58