Saturday, 28 May 2011

Minutes, New Training Opportunit​ies and Call-out for Volunteers

Hello All,

Here are the minutes from our most recent steering group meeting in April. There is also some notes from the recent training in Governance and Structure we took part in at the end of this write-up.

You may note that the next meeting open to all is June 13th 6.30pm at Inch Community Centre. All are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

There is also a link below to a document which outlines some different ways people can get involved in the project and help out if they would like to but are not sure how. Please get back in touch if you can help in any of these areas at all or would like to input any ideas of suggestions.

Finally, we would like to draw your attention to the next group training we will be offering up to all members:

We are going to be able to offer 15 places on a 'Place-Based Outdoor Learning Training'. This will be exploring and understanding where we are based as a means to working towards positive action in this area and considering this in light of any farmhouse renovation. It offers a great opportunity to learn about outdoor education methods and techniques that can be applied in a variety of contexts whilst gaining as a group a better understanding of Bridgend and the surrounding environment. See the poster for more details, and as places are limited please get in touch soon if you are interested. Also see the training section on this blog.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Bridgend Inspiring Growth Development Trust

Hello All,

Sorry for the lack of updates recently. The training in governance and structure was a successful evening and as a group we considered the various options for further development as an organisation and decided that working towards the establishment as a SCIO would be the best way forward. We are looking into this at the moment and would have an open election for board members of this before forming. If interested please get in touch.

We also discussed the role and aims of the group and felt that these were reflective of those of a development trust and that it would make these clearer to the wider public by making this a clear part of our aims, function and name.

We have had various discussions what Developments Trust Association Scotland about this and felt that our principles were very much in align with that of a developments trust. We will now register with them as a member and make sure we act with their core principles in mind. What this means can be found out by clicking here or in our about section.

If you would like to help us in establishing ourselves as SCIO, or would like to suggest further training suggestions then please get in touch.