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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.


 
 

Progress to date:

  1. Defibrillator: the Moy defibrillator has now been fitted to its permanent location – on the house wall (side) at Garden Cottage on Moy estate IV13 7YQ (Alastair Fraser).  You are welcome to stop by and familiarise yourself with both its location and the defibrillator itself. Also if you would like to borrow the User’s Guide to have a browse through then please let me (Marian) know and I will drop it off.  Many thanks to Alastair for allowing the defibrillator to be sited at his house.
  2. Planters: the planters are now in place and lovely plaques have been attached.  They have been planted with Autumn flowering heathers and plants. Bulbs are sleeping deep down waiting patiently for Spring to arrive!  Can we ask that everyone keeps an eye on the planters and the plants and if ever there is a problem please let us know. Also feel free to tend them if anything is needed to be done eg watering in dry weather.
  3. Tidying up and maintaining the footpath from the School House to the estate road end: the work will be carried out by McGowans of Aviemore.  We are waiting on a potential start date. A suggestion has been made that we have small lights along the length of the path – like those you might see on driveways.  The MSC is looking into this but we would welcome your thoughts and ideas.
  4. Tidying up the path around Moy Loch (Birch walk): This is taking a little longer than planned.  We are asking for tenders to be submitted by contractors who wish to carry out this work.
  5. New signs for Moy, Ruthven and Lynebeg: the MSC have looked at different place signs and have decided on new wooden signs.  We are currently approaching a design company in Inverness to have drawings produced.
  6. E bikes: unfortunately we were not successful in our application this time. However we may try again at a later date.
  7. Meeting place: as a longer term project the MSC is considering a ‘meeting up place’ for local residents.  Initial discussions are taking place at the moment.
  8. Bus shelters: up to date bus timetables and defibrillator posters have been placed in the two bus shelters with notice boards

 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. The members are Marian Hendry (Chair, 511386), Iain Macdonald (Vice Chair), Alastair Fraser, Davie Cameron, John Clarke, Jimmy Duncan.

Finally, the MSC is coming to the end of its first year and for us it has been a quick year. Our term ends on 11th November.  Anyone in the area can put themselves forward to be elected on to the committee for the forthcoming year - all you need to do is complete and submit your form.



The Moy Sub-committee (MSC) has a new member – we would like to welcome Davie Cameron and we look forward to working with him.  Davie is the Community Council representative on the committee. He has lived in Moy all his life and has an in-depth knowledge of our area.

Progress to date:

  1. Defibrillator: the defibrillator will be permanently sited in a box opposite the Old Inn in Moy.  The box has been ordered and it will be erected on arrival.
  2. Planters: the planters have arrived but will not be in situ until August when schools go back.  A group of pupils from Inverness High School will plant and maintain the planters throughout the year.
  3. Tidying up and maintaining the footpath from the School House to the estate road end: one quote for this work has been received and we are currently waiting on a second quote.
  4. Tidying up the path around Moy Loch (Birch walk): Marian and Alastair met up with a member of the Forestry Commission and had a walk along the Birch walk. Working together with the Forestry Commission we are planning on clearing the Birch walk to make it more accessible to walkers and cyclists as it has become very overgrown recently.  It is also hoped to have a small parking area for around 2 - 4 cars.
  5. Rubbish around Moy Loch: the Forestry Commission is as keen as we are to keep the area around the loch rubbish free.  Please let any member of the MSC know if there are any problem areas and we will inform the Forestry Commission.  They thanked Charlie Cameron for the massive clear up at the end of June after the school party.
  6. New signs for Moy: the MSC is looking into replacing the MOY signs with ones more in keeping with the area, perhaps wooden ones.  We could perhaps incorporate the planters into the signs. This is still under discussion but if you have any ideas please get in touch with any member of the MSC.
  7. E bikes: The MSC is applying for a grant to help purchase six electric bikes for the use of local residents.  We will let you know in due course if we are successful.
  8. Meeting place: as a longer term project the MSC is considering a ‘meeting up place’ for local residents.  Initial discussions are taking place at the moment.

           

 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. The members are Marian Hendry (Chair), Iain Macdonald (Vice Chair), Alastair Fraser, Davie Cameron, John Clarke, Jimmy Duncan.



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!

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