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Community Council AGM

The Community Council AGM  on 24/04/2019 was inquorarte, and the accounts had not been audited, therefore the meeting will held at a later date. The decision on when the AGM will be remitted to the next meeting on Wednesday 29/04/2019. Any person interested becoming a community councillor, should give their details to the Community Council secretary NCCC.group@outlook.com 
 
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NCDT Recruiting Members

 

 

 

New Cumnock Development Trust are currently recruiting new members. There are 3 categories of membership:

  • Ordinary,
  • Associate and
  • Junior

Membership is open to people and organisations who support the aims and purposes of NCDT. NCDT’s aim is to benefit the community of New Cumnock. Our purposes aim to improve our town and the opportunities open to our community. We will do this following principles of sustainable development - meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Membership entitles you to elect directors and to make decisions at general meetings to amend the articles of association.

If you would like a membership form emailed please message us with via this page or using email at general.ncdt@outlook.com and we will send you a copy. A hard copy can also be collected from the NCDT office.

If you have any further questions about membership, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Development Trust

New Cumnock Development Trust raises concerns about lack of access to banking facilities

Sheena Boyd the trust's Development Officer., travelled to Westminster to give the Scottish Affairs Committee evidence about financial and banking services in rural Scotland.

Excerpts from Sheena’s report

"I am a volunteer Director for Scottish Rural Action. We are a small grassroots charity based in the whole of Scotland. We cover rural communities and our aim is to provide a voice for people who live in rural communities and to promote equity for rural communities. In my paid work, I work as a development officer for a development trust in rural East Ayrshire. I live in rural Dumfries and Galloway and have done for a long time. I volunteer there in various roles. I hope to be able to answer any questions about people’s lived experience at the coalface of the receiving end of financial services, access or no access."

I"f you don’t have broadband, you cannot access online banking. The ATM network is very important in rural areas, as you just said, but what seems to be the case is that people are more comfortable using those that used to be banks—they still have the name Royal Bank of Scotland or Bank of Scotland—than the ones that appear in a corner shop or attached to a shop. There does not seem to be the same confidence in using that and they do not seem to be as reliable. From what people say to me anyway, they are not as comfortable relying on that way of getting their cash. They say either the machine takes their card, or they don’t get the money, so although the service is there in some cases, they do not want to use it. I think older people in particular would prefer to go to a shop and withdraw money at the till, but if there is a bank’s own cash machine, people seem to be happier to use that."