Key milestones

  • Awarded “Our Community Our Future” funding from Scottish Community Foundation (now Foundation Scotland) to develop Linwood Community Development Trust’s vision for Linwood (June 2011)
  • Proposals and discussions with Council Officers and Councillors to receive a proportion of regeneration funding in order to preserve the social, cultural and recreational facilities within Linwood
  • A presentation to Renfrewshire Councillors seeking support for a joint approach to managing and designing new community facilities for Linwood
  • Community surveysExtensive community consultations including interviews, public meetings and community surveys. Over 2200 residents have taken part, giving their views about Linwood (throughout 2011/2012)
  • A public meeting to provide feedback from the community consultation. Over 300 residents attended and 120 offered support as volunteers (February 2012)
  • A community campaign to ask Renfrewshire Council to give the savings made from the Sports Hub back to Linwood to support the local football clubs (July 2011)
  • A Local Government Election Hustings meeting (April 2012)
  • Town centreFormed a campaign to demolish our derelict Town Centre and received support from House of Commons Scottish Affairs Select Committee via our local MP. This pressure resulted in the long awaited demolition of our Town Centre (March 2012)
  • Research and discussions with external contractors on the feasibility and costs of developing and managing all weather pitches in Linwood (throughout 2012)
  • Research, advice and training on land ownership and acquisition, with investigations on vacant and under–used sites in Linwood (Spring/Summer 2012)
  • Obtaining support from Oxfam Scotland, the Scottish Community Foundation and the Development Trust Association Scotland (ongoing)
  • A joint project with Oxfam to engage local young people (ongoing)
  • Prepared funding applications for training and gardening projects (July 2012)
  • Started discussions about improving Christmas Lights and decorations
  • Secured funding from Awards for All Scotland (December 2012)
  • HAA Design Report: Commissioned by Oxfam Scotland and prepared by HAA Design, Architecture Design Consultancy (2012)
  • Wellbeing Centre Report, 2013: Options paper for Wellbeing Centre commissioned by LCDT and prepared by The Grow Trust.
  • Secured funding from Scottish Government, Climate Challenge Fund (January 2014)
  • Secured funding from Scottish Government, Strengthening Communities Fund (February 2014)
  • Launched our Linwood in Bloom Project (February 2014)
  • Moved into new premises (April 2014)
  • Launched our Kit & Caboodle Project (June 2014)
  • Launched our Roots of Linwood (June 2014)
  • Launched our Linwood Community Choir (September 2014)
  • Completed web based consultation with Football clubs to inform the feasibility paper, 2014, LCDT
  • Feasibility Study: Responding to needs expressed by our community for a full size, all weather, 3G community sports facility in Linwood. LCDT, 2014. Commissioned by LCDT and prepared by Independent Community Health.
  • Community Consultation 2015: Comments from the community for Wellbeing Centre.
  • Business Plan, 2015: Commissioned by LCDT and prepared by CEIS
  • Appointment of Design Team (March 2016)
  • Mossedge Consultation Event (June 2016)
  • Planning Application Submitted (July 2016)
  • £1m Funding Application to Big Lottery (August 2016)
  • £800k Funding Application to Scottish Government (October 2016)
  • Planning Permission Granted (January 2017)
  • £800k Application approved by Scottish Government (March 2017)
  • £1m Funding Application rejected by Big Lottery (March 2017)
  • Application to Scottish Government for Outdoor Nursery (April 2017)
  • Invited to apply to Big Lottery Community Assets Fund for £1m (April 2017)
  • Community Consultation Public Meeting - (August 2017)
  • £1m Application to Big Lottery (August 2017)
  • £1m Application to Big Lottery rejected for 2nd time (October 2017)
  • £221k award by Scottish Government for Outdoor Nursery (October 2017)

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