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Moy Matters

Moy MattersThis page is for all matters of interest to Moy residents, and in particular the activities of the Moy Sub-committee.

The Moy Sub-committee has been established by Strathdearn Community Developments (SCD) with the specific purpose of identifying projects for funding through the Strathdearn share of the Moy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund. A full explanation of Key Tasks, Membership and Governance can be read in the pdf Terms of Reference (493 KB) .

The present membership, as agreed at the the first meeting of the Moy Sub Committee on the 29th November 2017 :
 
   Marian Hendry - Chair
   Iain Macdonald - Vice-chair
   John Clarke
   Alastair Fraser
   Jimmy Duncan - Strathdearn Community Developments representative
   Margaret Saunders - Strathdearn Community Council representative
 
The committee members want you to keep in touch and share all your ideas for improving Moy - big or small.  Don't keep them all to yourself! You can submit a comment below or send them to:
 
   The Company Secretary
   Strathdearn Hall
   Tomatin IV13 7YN
 
Moy Sub-Committee has its own folder in the Document Library where you can find minutes of meetings, background documents and the latest reports.

News, articles, and comments submitted by the committee or any Moy resident will appear below in date order, most recent at the top. Please send contributions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 
 

The Moy Sub-committee (MSC) would like to thank everyone who came to our open evening in February and for suggesting great ideas for projects to consider.

So what has been happening?

  1. Moy now has its own defibrillator. This was purchased from Lucky2BHere.  It is currently in the house of the Chair, Marian Hendry, while we organise a permanent place for it, one which is easily accessible to all. This is likely to be around the centre of Moy near to the post box.  We will inform all Moy residents by e-mail once it is in its permanent place. If you are new to the Moy area or we do not have an up to date e-mail address for you we would appreciate if you could forward that information on to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  along with your name and address. Two members of the MSC  - John Clarke and Marian Hendry attended a defibrillator training course in Strathdearn Hall in April along with some other Moy residents.
  2. 8 Planters have been ordered: 2 for each end of Moy, 2 for Lynebeg and 2 for Ruthven.  These will be filled with flowers and maintained throughout the year. You are likely to see these in place around mid June.
  3. The MSC is going ahead with 3 projects which meet the criteria of the Moy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, these projects having been suggested by the majority of people at the open evening in February.  They are:
  • Tidying up and maintaining the footpath from the School House to the estate road end.
  • Tidying and clearing up the rubbish around Moy Loch
  • New signs for Moy (along the lines of those for Tomatin).

           The MSC is beginning to look into longer term projects and will report on any updates in future Moy Matters articles.

 The Moy Sub-Committee has its own folder in the Document library on the Strathdearn community website where you can keep up to date with the minutes of meetings, background documents and the latest reports.  The sub-committee members want everyone to keep in touch so, if you want to contribute or give any feedback, please feel free to contact any of the sub-committee members at any time.



wordcloud moy ideasYour ideas matter ~ Big or small we want them all!

Children and young people - access to services & activities and where young people play key role in decision-making

  • Improved transport – within and out with Strathdearn
  • Activities on Loch Moy, coaching or fun days, canoeing etc

Carbon reduction - helping to tackle climate change

  • Log burners
  • Recycling bins/recycling area
  • Opportunity for residents to install solar panels
  • Electric car charging points
  • Insulation for homes for all interested residents
  • Other micro renewables
  • Double glazing schemes
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Energy efficiency checks/reviews on all properties & recommendations

Vulnerable/elderly people - increasing access to services & facilities

  • Improved transport – within and out with Strathdearn

Community regeneration - improving health & education, reducing crime, regenerating employment, housing & physical environment

  • Maintenance of existing paths around loch and creation of new
  • Car parking for access to Moy Loch
  • Neighbourhood enhancement – help people paint their houses etc
  • Community benches
  • Solar lights in bus shelters
  • Outdoor curling rink

Community buildings - maintaining and developing widely used buildings

  • BBQ hut/meeting area
  • Purchasing/obtaining community land

Self-help groups - community based groups delivering basic services

  • Old fallen trees to be cut up into logs and shared out
  • Clean up around Loch Moy to protect area and wildlife. Possibly employ person for community maintenance, walks. Local Ranger?
  • Septic tank community cleaning out

Moy ideas2The event on Monday night, hosted by the Moy sub-committee, was to enable residents from Moy, Ruthven, Lynebeg and Dalmagarry to come along and meet the committee and discuss ideas on what to do with the Moy Community Benefit Fund.

Around 30 people from the area gathered in the hall over tea and biscuits. Marian Hendry, Chair of the Moy sub-committee, welcomed everyone and Richard Cooling, Chair of Strathdearn Community Developments, gave a background to the Moy superfast ‘fibre to the premises’ broadband scheme: an example of a project that invested some of the wind farm money in upgrading local services. Javier Amores from Eneco, site manager of the Moy Wind Farm, and Robert Thorburn, Openreach digital partnership director for Scotland, talked about their experience of working with the community on the scheme. Several residents talked about the difference from their almost non-existent broadband service to being able to video call relatives down south now that they can choose from speeds of up to 300 mbps.

The evening continued with the chance to discuss both current and new projects for the community. Lots of good ideas were generated, some that can be implemented right away and others to look at in the long term. There were several categories considered: Health, Vulnerable and the Elderly, Children and Young People, Carbon Reduction, Environmental, Educational and Skills Development, Self-help Groups, Sustainability, Community Regeneration and Community Buildings. However, any idea counts, big or small and the committee would like to remind everyone that their ideas matter, so keep them coming!

 

The Moy Sub-committee was established by Strathdearn Community Developments (SCD) and, as agreed at the first meeting of the subcommittee on 29th November, the membership comprises:

   Marian Hendry - Chair

   Iain Macdonald - Vice-chair

   John Clarke

   Alastair Fraser

   Jimmy Duncan - Strathdearn Community Developments representative

   Margaret Saunders - Strathdearn Community Council representative



The sub-committee meets on a monthly basis and its purpose is to identify projects from local residents for funding through the Strathdearn share of the Moy Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.

The Moy Sub-Committee has its own folder in the Document library on the Strathdearn community website where you can keep up to date with the minutes of meetings, background documents and the latest reports.



OPEN EVENING - AN OPPORTUNITY: " It's your community fund what would you like us to do with it?" - evening Monday 12th February Strathdearn Hall 6.30 - 8.30



As you may have seen on the notice board, the Moy Matters page of the Strathdearn website or on the Strathdearn Facebook page, residents of Moy, Lynebeg, Dalmagarry and Ruthven are invited to come along to our open evening for a chance to have an informal chat about new and previous project ideas with the members of the sub-committee over tea, coffee and biscuits. It will be our first opportunity to get together as a community.

We want you to come along with your ideas for improving Moy - big or small, we want them all! Your ideas can be whatever is is beneficial to our community - environmental and wildlife projects, education and skills development, health, community buildings, heritage or sustainability for starters! 

The sub-committee members want everyone to keep in touch so, if you want to contribute or give any feedback, please feel free to contact any of the sub-committee members at any time.

Plan for the evening

6.30pm - 7pm

Marian Hendry, Chair of the Moy sub-committee

Robert Thorburn, Openreach digital partnership director for Scotland 

Euan Fraser, Eneco (Windfarm Company)

Richard Cooling, Chair Strathdearn Community Developments

7pm - 8.30 pm  Project ideas, open forum

We look forward to meeting up on 12th February.  REMEMBER ............. we need you to share your ideas -  don’t keep them all to yourself!

 

Moy sub committee flier

 

A date for your diaries....  Monday 12th February
 
The Moy sub-committee invites all Moy residents to an informal Moy community evening at Strathdearn Hall  from 6.30 - 8.30pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet up, chat and share your ideas for projects in Moy, both short and long term. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.  Further details will be in the next newsletter.
 

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