This is a reminder to NHTT’s AGM, which will be held this Thursday (22nd)in Collessie Hall at 7.30.nhtt

At the meeting in December there was a good discussion about the Bakery and it was decided that the Doorstep Bakery would close on 31st December, which has now happened. I know there is support out there for the Bakery’s activities but at the meeting there was no specific proposal tables for a new Bakery to take over and nobody gave notice that they wanted to take a role as a Director of NHTT.

Therefore at the meeting on Thursday there will be tabled a motion to close NHTT. It is possible that members will stand as Director then and that members propose a new Bakery. These will be considered by the members and Directors if that happens.

The draft agenda comprises:

1. Chairs Report
2. Treasurer Report
3. Accountant
4. Doorstep Bakery Update
5. Other Groups Update
6. New Directors
7. Motion to Close NHTT
8. Any Other Business
9. Date of the Next Meeting

If any members wish to table an item for the agenda, can you please email this to me.

I look forward to seeing some of you on Thursday.

Best wishes, Tom

Tom Morton Chair

Notice of NHTT AGM

Notice is given that North Howe Transition Toun Community Interest Company will hold its Annual General Meeting at Giffordtown Village Hall on Thursday 26th July 2012 at 7:30pm. Members of NHTT are invited to participate in the meeting and members of the public are welcome to attend as observers.
A meeting of the Core Group of NHTT will follow at approximately 8pm. All welcome.

Looking for a place to garden ?

Fancy some veg gardening with a group of other people – or need a small allotment of your own ?
We have a Community Garden in co-operation with Monimail Tower Project. And we have space for other individuals or families that want to be involved. Take an allotment or garden together.
Come + have a look to see if you are interested at our Open Day on Sunday 20th May from 11am to 3pm at Monimail Tower. See nhtt.org.uk for details

Energy Coop for local renewables?

The next meeting of the NHTT’s Energy Group will begin a public discussion about locally-owned renewable energy in our area. NHTT recognises that it is better to begin the discussion now, rather than have developments happen on our doorstep, in which the community has no part.
Therefore we are exploring the idea of an Energy Co-operative that is owned by members of the community.
The meeting will host Energy 4 ALL man Paul Phare. Paul will present the work of Energy 4 All in promoting and enabling community-based energy cooperative projects and we will discuss how their approach might work in our area. Monday 21st May 2012 at 7.45pm. Letham Village Hall. All welcome. See nhtt.org.uk for details

Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award 2011

In this years Scotsman/Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, our very own Tom Morton has made the shortlist of 4 contending for the prestigious Environmental Award.
Tom has built one of Scotland’s leading environmental design practices, Cupar based, Arc.
Tom’s new buildings progress the agenda for affordable and healthy Eco-homes. His work on NHTT’s CaRB project, is used as a best practice model by the Energy Saving Trust. His major report on using plants to protect buildings is to be published by Historic Scotland this month.

Tom doesn’t know that I’ve started this campaign so please do go to www.glenfiddich.com/spirit and vote for him. Once you vote, you’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw for a luxury weekend away.

King George V Park, Letham

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On Wednesday 5th October 2011, King George V park was finally re-opened after a 3 1/2 year project to breathe some new life into a tired old park. Master of Cermonies was David Hamilton, Chair of the Community Council but the actual cutting of the ribbon was done by Cllr Andrew Arbuckle. The stars of the afternoon were however the dozens of children from the Secret Garden Playgroup and Letham Primary who joined in the fun cheering on the many people who had made the project happen.

The park now has a great range of play equipment and adult exercise machines but the highligt has to be the clay shelter that replaces the rotting wooden shelter.

This was a superb example of multi-agency and community funding coming together to make Letham a better place. Attached is the “Fairy Tale of Letham Park” which includes all the people involved in the project.

Additionally Peter Cuthbert from Angle Park deserves a special mention for his help and supply of the shelter building materials.

On Yer bike and have a coffee!

Dr Bike (Daves bike Shed Aberdour) will be at the Letham Coffee Morning in the Village Hall on

Saturday 8th October 1000-1200

doing FREE checks on all Letham bikes to:

  • check tyres and inflate if necessary;
  • check steering and seating;
  • put bike onto the workstand;
  • check the operation of brakes and gears and make minor adjustments.

This will get your bike safe and on the road again and ready for use on the new cycle routes currently being built around the NHTT area. For work requiring parts special Letham prices apply…

Click here to learn more and see the flyer

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