Archive for the Consultations Category

Plans for Improvements of Broomhill

Plans for Improvements of Broomhill

CLS have been recently appointed to work with MAST Architects on a series of consultations in the Broomhill area of Greenock. Together with TGP Landscape Architects, MAST are working with the Broomhill community and a specially formed design group to prepare an area study that will set out ideas and guidelines that will transform the […]

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Roots ‘n’ Shoots is Growing

Roots ‘n’ Shoots is Growing

With the assistance of development funding from BIG Lottery, we are currently working with Hillhead Housing Association 2000 to develop their Community Growing Project and to prepare a Stage 2 Community Spaces application. The project will involve slightly differing community growing facilities on two different sites.

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Forgewood’s Future

Forgewood's Future

Community Links Scotland staff and volunteers have been hitting the streets of Forgewood recently to find out the local community’s views on Forgewood Community Centre and how it can be improved.

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Pier Potential

Pier Potential

You wouldn’t think that a strip of concrete and a piece of spare ground covered in old plastic barrels would generate so much interest, but last month we had nearly 60 residents from the village of Taynuilt attend our community drop-in day about Taynuilt Pier!

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Plans for Dalmuir

Plans for Dalmuir

Our recent achievements have included assisting Dalmuir based Beardmore Trust with a successful application to Awards for All. This was very well received by the trust as it will help them to cover the cost of compiling a community action plan which will be tasked to CLS who in turn hope to work closely with […]

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Bringing Belleisle Conservatory Back to Life

Bringing Belleisle Conservatory Back to Life

We have been supporting a community group in Ayr with their ambitions to transform a much loved but currently derelict B-listed glasshouse conservatory back to its former glory.

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Plotting in Tobermory – Finding the Right Plot

For the last two years we have been working with Tobermory Endeavour, a community development trust on Mull, develop their proposal for community allotments on the island. This was a priority on the island due to the difficulty in accessing fresh, affordable vegetables.

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Kerrera’s Old School Gets a New Lease of Life

Oban based social enterprise Stramash use outdoor education as a vehicle for personal, social and local economic development. Following discussions with Argyll and Bute Council and the island community, Stramash recently secured a long term lease on the old school building on the rugged wee island of Kerrera just off Oban.

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New City-based Clients for CLS

New City-based Clients for CLS

Throughout our ten years of existence, the majority of our work has been focused on areas of rural Scotland where development of new facilities and activities was required due mainly to the relative isolation of these places. Recently we’ve been expanding our client base to more urban areas as well and in addition to several […]

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Watch This Space! – Watchmeal Crescent Improvements

Watch This Space! – Watchmeal Crescent Improvements

Community Links were appointed by Knowes Housing Association to lead on the development of design proposals and community consultation for the community garden at Watchmeal Crescent, Faifley. With very tight timescales until submission of the Stage 2 Community Spaces Application, we launched the project with a community day for the local Watchmeal residents. Luckily the […]

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Woodhall Community Park Gets Funding for Regeneration

Woodhall Community Park Gets Funding for Regeneration

Community Links Scotland supported River Clyde Homes secure almost £100,000 from Big Lottery Community Spaces Fund to regenerate Woodhall Park. The three-quarters of an acre community park sits in the middle of a recently completed social housing development programme.

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Consultation in Dunbeg – A Report

Consultation in Dunbeg - A Report

By Sean Paul, Streetlinks trainee On Wednesday the 6th of June we were at a place called Dunbeg, four miles outside of Oban which is two and a half hours and 77 miles away from Clydebank. Six members of Streetlinks and one member of Community Links were at the consultation connected to West Highland Housing […]

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Kayaks and Kerrera

Kayaks and Kerrera

The island of Kerrera is only a 10 minute ferry crossing from Oban and yet offers peace and tranquillity that successful social enterprise STRAMASH feels could be of benefit to their clients.

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Plotting in Tobermory

Plotting in Tobermory

Local food production is growing in popularity particularly in more remote rural areas where access to a range of fresh fruit and veg can be limited and costly. Following a request from a Mull-based group Tobermory Endeavour and with support from West Highland Housing Association who are building locally to Tobermory, we carried out a […]

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Mull Movements

Mull Movements

Community Links Scotland have been working in Argyll and Bute for the last seven years. Much of this work has been generated through our strong working relationship with West Highland Housing Association, but our reputation is growing in the area and we have secured several pieces of independent consultancy over the last 3 years. An […]

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Community Links Scotland Sponsor an Architects Design Competition

Community Links Scotland Sponsor an Architects Design Competition

Glasgow Institute of Architects, Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust and Community Links Scotland announced the winner of their architects design competition titled ’ A Future for Rural Communities’ that invited architects, design professionals and students to produce ideas for the small community of Kilcreggan on the Rosneath Peninsula. The local community has successfully undertaken […]

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Community Action Plan for Rosneath Peninsula West

Community Action Plan for Rosneath Peninsula West

For the last 12 months, Community Links Scotland have been working with the Rosneath Peninsula West Community Development Trust to produce a community action plan that would inspire the community to improve local facilities and services, the local economy and the appearance of the area which can contribute to improved quality of life and attract […]

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Scottish Housing Connections Launch a New Website

Scottish Housing Connections Launch a New Website

The Scottish Housing Connections consortium of 22 housing associations from the West and Central Scotland has launched a newly redesigned website developed to provide up-to-date information for their tenants and encourage co-operation between member organisations. The launch on Friday 12th August was attended by representatives from the member associations who are responsible for creating and […]

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