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Information for the Glass Community

Strathbogie Ramblers – 2019 Programme

Please see the details of the Strathbogie Ramblers, new walkers always welcome to any of the walks.

Strathbogie Ramblers – on the road for 39 years

   

Walking Programme 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distances and locations shown are approximate

Jan 13     Hopeman to Lossiemouth     8 Feb 17   Glen of Foudland                                  8
Mar 17   Dava Way circular                   8 Apr 14   St Combs to Rattray Hd return         10
May 12  Correen Hills                             9 June 16  Glen Feardar                                         9
July 14   Bridgend to Cabrach             10 Aug 18   Valley of Allt  Arder                              6
Sept 15 Glen Fenzie – Lary circ.           7 Oct 13   Findhorn to Burghead                          7
Nov 17  Glen Tanar – Haunted Stag    7 Dec 15  Lower Findhorn River                            7                          

Departing from Market Muir at 9 a.m.

Please come along 10 minutes early as we share cars to keep driver  numbers down. If you want to come along  please do get in touch  at least 2 days before hand so we know to wait for you at the car park.

You can always contact us  for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

 

On Thursday 21 April members of the Glass community gathered at the Hall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday.

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After  some light refreshments, James Ingleby read a letter from Prince Charles after which a toast was given to HM The Queen.

Members of the Glass community then proceeded to watch the bonfire and fireworks from the field opposite the Hall.

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Glass Community Association – Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebrations from Glass Community Association on Vimeo.

 

Glass Community Association – New Hall Update

New Hall Plans

Dates for your diary:
Sunday 3rd April & Sunday 17th April, 10am until 4pm, to review the full sized plans.

By clicking on the image below you can view the main floor plan for the proposed new Glass Hall.

Floor Plan

As far back as January 2013 the Hall committee has been looking closely at all the options for improvements to Glass hall to fix and improve for a long term future, which turned out to be very expensive for limited benefits.

The committee then decided to look at the option of a new hall in detail, fit for the next 60 or so years and to take advantage of the increasing availability of local windfarm funds.

You may remember that during the weekend of the 13th March 2015 we held open days at the hall to review submissions from 7 architects, and on the 15th April we heard from 3 of the architects with favoured designs to make a presentation before a vote by the community to choose the favourite, which was a design by Colin Thompson Architects from Inverurie.

The community has since been granted funding from the Clashindarroch Windfarm Fund to pay for architect fees, investigations on site, a bat survey and planning permission fees.  The hall committee has discussed the hall plans in detail with the architect.

A key consultation has been with the school (and education department) to understand their needs going forward.  They expressed their desire to have kitchen facilities and indoor sports facilities to meet with their needs and effectively make this aspect of Glass school fit for purpose, which it isn’t currently.

James and Moira Ingleby will also donate to the community an area of land to the north of the war memorial to provide for a car park (small recycling area), a woodland area and an open space.  This allows for the existing hall area to be extended to include outside space for decking, a garden and disabled parking.

After studying possible funding options it is clear that the hall and its environs will need to be innovative to be attractive to funders, and we will need to plan this carefully.  The intention is to develop the hall that is closely knit with its environment and the community so that the inside hall space and the outside work together, this one of the main differences from the current hall.   Examples include toilet facilities that are accessible from the outside for walkers and cyclists and the garden and decking area for community summer events.

The architects have reviewed the draft plan with the planning department who have also made some suggestions including the orientation of the hall to align the main door into the hall with the exit from the car park.  This also maximizes the light into the hall through the large glass doors between the hall and the decking area facing south.

The next step is to formally present the plans to the planners for approval, but firstly it is most important that community members are able to see the plans and make any comments.

It will help with the planning process if community members are able to state to the Hall committee:  “I have seen the hall plans and I am content with the plans and any minor modifications that may be required” .   There will of course be the formal planning process to which anyone can make representation.

If you want to see the full size plans but are unable to get along to the hall on either Sunday 3rd April or Sunday 17th April, from 10am until 4pm, then please complete the form below and we will try to arrange for you to see the plans separately.

 

The detailed plans can also be seen online by clicking here

With thanks

Bob Yuill: Chairman

Margo Wordie: Secretary