NDC Annual report Jan 07

Report
Northmavine Development
Company
Annual Report
NDC - Annual Report
• Progress – Highlights
• Looking to the Future
• Financial Report
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights
• New Well-equipped Office at Greenbrae
• Community computer for use by whole
community
• Footfall – 441 since April 06
• Development Worker – support to community
groups and individuals
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Business advice
Involvement with local halls
Reviewing potential for childcare provision
Working with local groups, e.g. Happy Hour Club, to
stimulate development
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights
• Audit of Potential Benefits from
Renewable Energy Technologies
• Tourism Plan – nearing completion
• Youth Group – development plan
produced
• Community Wellbeing Survey undertaken
– report nearing completion
• Business Plan for NDC in 1st draft
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights
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Website launched – 7,000+ hits to date
Redevelopment of Mavis Grind in progress
Northmavine Sign being fabricated
Eshaness “Unplugged” Houses – outline
planning permission received
• Workshops – seeking prospective tenants to
enable building to take place
• Hillswick Hotel – restructuring NDC to allow
registration under Land Reform Act – final
Memorandum & Articles by end Jan 07
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights – Youth Group
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Core group formed
Youth Development Plan produced
Constitution drawn up
AGM set for 12th Feb
Trip to Westray 23rd Feb to Hofn Centre
Funding secured from ROA and Northmaven
Community Council
• Applying for Oxfam Youth International
Partnership
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights –Tourism Group
• Tourism Group formed
• Worker recruited to support the group in developing
an action plan, nearing completion
• Investigating potential for Northmavine
Interpretative Centre
• Core path network identified for Northmavine
• Active in Mavis Grind redevelopment project
• Work done on interpretation for Northmavine
culture and heritage
• Input to Shetland Geoparks bid
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights –Crofting Focus Group
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Group formed
Empty crofthouse survey in progess
Investigating potential for allotments
Reviewing the potential for creation of new
crofts, and demand for crofts
• Planning a trip to visit other crofting
communities
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights – Looking to the Future
• Final year of core IatE funding – possibility
this will be extended for further year
• Major focus – becoming self-sustaining
– Business plan in draft includes options for
future income generation
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Renewable Energy
Workshops/Other Facilities
Hotel
Further Grant Funding
Provision of Services
NDC - Annual Report – Progress
Highlights – Looking to the Future
FUNDED PROJECTS – 2007/08
• Crofting Trip:
• Youth Gig/s:
• Youth Media Archiving Project:
• Transport:
• Website Future:
• Tourism Projects Established:
• Photo Archive:
• Healthy Eating:
• Learning Journey:
£2,500
£3,000
£2,000
£2,500
£8,000
£8,000
£2,500
£2,000
£4,000

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