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standrewscommunitytrust

Scottish Charity No. SC043010

Summary of Monitoring Forms at Meeting on 8 February 2018 - 20/07/2018

Summary of Monitoring Forms at Meeting on 8 February 2018

The Trustees require successful applicants to complete a Monitoring Form on completion of the funded project to ensure that funds are used for the purposes that they were awarded.

A summary of the Monitoring Forms reviewed at the meeting on 8th February 2018 is given.

Summary of Monitoring Forms at Meeting on 8 February 2018

The Trustees require successful applicants to complete a Monitoring Form on completion of the funded project to ensure that funds are used for the purposes that they were awarded.

A summary of the Monitoring Forms reviewed at the meeting on 8th February 2018 is given below:-

 

i) St Andrews Arts Club

Replaced old tube lighting with energy efficient units.

Lighting in back rooms is now good enough to hold classes and exhibitions. New lighting has been a help to members who have impaired sight.

Members of the Community Trust are welcome to pop in and see for themselves. Thank you for your support.

 

ii) St Andrews Scorpions

Purchased 6 sets of tops and trousers for varying age groups. Aim is to allow all children to play and not discriminate against any child.

 

iii) Tourism St Andrews

The Kelpie Maquettes installation was seen by 1000s of our visitors and local community this Summer.. The educational programs at MUSA and the British Golf Museum were a great success and fully attended.  The community launch day was attended by approximately 1500 people and was enjoyed by many.  The Careers trails were a great success and we will be able to use the trail for subsequent years.

 

iv) Madras College Football

Two sets of strips were bought for the S1-3 sides—a home kit and an away kit.

Strips were gratefully received by pupils—greater sense of pride in the team.

 

v) Mens Shed Projects x2

Before progressing with the plan to install the containers at Kinburn Park, the Men’s Shed was approached by the Botanics and asked if we wanted to be part of the new Community Hub being established on the old NE Fife Council depot site at the back of the Botanics. After careful consideration we decided to relocate to this site as there was more opportunity to build a descent sized workshop, share other facilities and be a part of a Community Hub. 

The design was a collaboration between STANDEN and Transition UStA and because we purchased the same design of containers we were able to join them together and make a covered workspace between them. Benefit extends beyond Men’s Shed as we are now able to help the other users of the Community Hub 

 

vi) Rymonth Jura—Baths

Money was raised to purchase and install 2 specialised baths in Jura and Harris flats in Rymonth house. The baths were installed on Wednesday 15th December. The baths are making a difference to residents who otherwise would not be able to access a bath. This is making a difference to their mental wellbeing and enabling them to relax their joints and to have some ‘normality’ in their lives. 

It is hoped that hoist will be installed in near future.

 

 vii) Kinburn Altogether

ONCE THE WORK STARTED IT TOOK AROUND 8 WEEKS TO COMPLETE. THE FINISHED JOB IS VERY ATTRACTIVE AND MUCH MORE SPACIOUS THAN WE ORIGINALLY ENVISAGED.THIS NEW FACILITY WILL BE AVALUABLE ADDITIONAL ASSET FOR THE WHOLE TOWN FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. IT IS IDEALLY LOCATED IN THE CENTRE OF THE TOWN. KINBURN PARK IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 7 DAYS A WEEK AND 52 WEEKS OF THE YEAR.

 

 viii) STAART—Mum’s Buggies

The buggies were immediately popular and several mums are now able to try running (normal buggy unsuitable for running with). We have also been donated two second-hand running buggies. 

 

ix) Enable St Andrews

Party was very successful. Catered for 115 people

 

x) Impact St Andrews

Hosted a successful events week with 25 kids attending. They now come to the weekly group. Different age groups socialised. Used a different venue this year but it worked well.

 

xi) Friends of Craigtoun Park

Equipment installed in time for Easter opening. Equipment has proved to be extremely popular with all users not just disabled users 

 

xii) BID St Andrews

The St Andrews BID business consultation exercise (undertaken in 2014/15) identified the importance of the town's appearance and the need to maintain high environmental standards - with 100% of respondents considering the appearance of the town as being either important or very important. The approved BID St Andrews 5-year Business Plan reflects this as a priority local concern - and includes the proposed delivery of a range of 'Clean & Green' activities.

The scheme is successful having won a commendation from the Preservation trust in 2017 for our efforts. The project has benefitted the whole town and is continuing to ensure that St Andrews is kept at it’s best for businesses, locals and our visitors.

This project is ongoing and will continue for the life of the BID and, hopefully, beyond.

 

xiii) GeoHeritage Fife

Copies of leaflets have been, and will continue to be, distributed to local public outlets—Visit Scotland, Library, Hotels, Kilburn Museum, Preservation Trust etc. Local residents and visitors have the opportunity to learn more about St Andrews.

 

xiv) St Andrews & NE Fife Ramblers Group

36,000 leaflets printed for use in St Andrews & Cupar. There are sufficient leaflets available for use in future years. The leaflets feature new art work designed by members. Walks were checked by members before leaflets were written.

 

xv)  Options in Life

We launched our third Recreation Programme day at the end of last summer, and have also runshort training and work experience courses for our service users. We have been able to offer our service to 14 new service users from St Andrews and the surrounding area and we have two more waiting to start. Young adults who have autism and other complex needs and their families and carers are benefiting. The families who are caring for an adult with a disability are often forgotten. They can struggle to cope with what can be a very stressful responsibility with little or no support .

 

xvi) St Athernase Church Leuchars

The exterior of the church including the windows have been restored to a high standard. Building is now wind and water tight. Everything has been done to conserve the building in keeping with its age and history. An important part of Scottish Heritage has been saved.