Author Archives: Jane Bain

Public Access Defibrillator for Cambusbarron

Cambusbarron Community Development Trust held a successful defibrillator training awareness day today. The village will soon have a public access defibrillator situated outside the community centre. Chairperson Richard Norman said “We are indebted to Trossachs Search and Rescue Services for their advice and support prior to and on the day. Brian Devlin and Dr Jan Chesham delivered a clear and concise session and demonstrated that a defibrillator is easy to use. If any local group would like some further training, they would be happy to assist. Email secretary@trossachs-sar.com The defibrillator was purchased from funds from the old social club and Stirling Electrical Services has generously agreed to fit it”.

Thank you to members of the Cambusbarron Development Trust, The Community Centre and the user groups particularly Cambusbarron Village Nursery and Rock and ‘Reel’ for pulling everything together.

The Defibrillator will be maintained by Trossachs Search and Rescue. Their list of Public Access Defibrillators can be found at https://www.trossachsdefibrillator.co.uk

Co-op Community Fund

We are delighted to have been chosen to benefit from the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund. The funding round will open on 27 October 2019 and close on 24 October 2020. During this funding phase, Co-op Members will be able to choose Cambusbarron Village Nursery as their local cause.

Every time a member buys selected own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend will come to the Village Nursery!

If you are a Co-op member all you have to do to help us benefit from this scheme is to go on-line and choose CVN as your preferred local cause! If you aren’t a Co-op member then you can join online at https://membership.coop.co.uk/new-registration.

Woodland Play Open Day Oct 2019

We had a wonderful open session today in the woods. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying our fantastic woodland in the lovely autumn sunshine. The soup, bread and pancakes seem to go down a treat though I think they, and we, were all well smoked! Thanks to everyone who contributed to making this such a happy and fun afternoon for all concerned. We’d love to see your photos and hear your comments on the afternoon as well as suggestions for future events!

Business Support

We are pleased to announce that we have qualified for some free business support through a Scottish Government funded programme called Accelerate which helps third sector organisations like us work towards achieving sustainability. More information on the programme is at this link. The support is being delivered by Community Enterprise, who are a social enterprise and consultancy to third sector organisations and community groups. Our initial meeting with Community Enterprise took place this week, and their support will focus on research into developing our current service as well as investigating potential additional services we could offer, for example, expanding our outdoor learning activities or offering our outdoor learning service as an after-school activity or as holiday club activities. Their research is likely to take the form of questionnaires and surveys and we will highlight them as they become available.