[Registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation- No:-SCO43866]

Reg. Office:- 6. Mount Melville Crescent, Strathkinness, St. Andrews, Fife. KY16 9XS

MEMBER’S UPDATE, 2nd September 2016.

Dear member,

The purchase of the Magus Muir woodland should be completed by Tuesday 6th September. We shall shortly be convening a member’s meeting to discuss the formation of the Woodland Group to oversee the project with Tony Wilson.  The Community Council campaigned for several years to keep the woodland in the public domain and we feel that this is a fantastic opportunity for the Community Trust to create a unique recreational and educational asset for the future. We are very grateful to everyone who gave so generously towards our funding to help us retain the woodland. Thanks are due also to the local Fife Councillors, who supported our efforts throughout the process.

We are looking forward to the results of the Beautiful Fife Competition 2016 will be announced on 8th September. We have struggled a bit with the watering of the planters this year, due to the frequent warm and windy days.  We greatly appreciate the efforts of those who water regularly and would ask anyone who sees a container looking a bit thirsty, to quickly give it a quenching drink!

The Beechgrove Gardener’s Question Time will be recording on 29th September. The tickets, which are free, have being going quickly. There a few left and if you know anyone wishing a ticket please advise them to contact any of the trustees as soon as possible. The producers visited the village yesterday to check out possible filming locations and we look forward to their finalised schedule with interest. They do recognise that it is very difficult to have a real show of colour so late in the season and they were encouraged by the Community Garden and the other gardens they visited. Ticket holders are requested to go to the Church Hall at 5.30pm for tea/coffee and home bakes, before heading to the Village Hall for the recording at 6.30pm.

We are grateful to Mark Edwards of Special Branch Tree Surgery for donating several loads of woodchip to the Community Garden. It has done much to improve the appearance of the site, and thanks are due to the” willing horses” who helped to spread it on the paths. Please pop along and have a look and take the chance to taste one of the Jonquelle pears at the top end of the orchard. You will be pleasantly surprised. We should also have a good crop of apples this autumn. Congratulations to the allotment holders who have grown some excellent produce, despite the trying conditions.

Many thanks for your continuing support and interest,

Bob Bilson, Lundie Cottage, Pettycruick. telephone 850196

Iain Duncan, 6 Mt. Melville Crescent.  telephone 850649

Jo. Ferrier, 14 Mt. Melville Crescent, telephone 850451

Peter Kushner, The Other Poffle, Sunnyside. telephone 850270

Ann Mudie, 7 Church Road. telephone 850295.

“Working to create a better and brighter community”