CALLANDER COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRUST

Working towards a better future

CCDT: COILHALLAN WOOD PROJECT

Coilhallan survey

We need your support! Please follow this link to complete a very short survey (it should take about 2 minutes to complete) to show if you support the Callander Community Woodland at Coilhallan Wood. Thank you.

Coilhallan is a mixed woodland to the south west of Callander, close to the High School, Primary School and Leisure Centre. It is already well-used by the people of the town, with a network of paths and a car park off Invertrossachs Road at its western edge.

Our aim is to manage the wood sustainably to make it a more attractive and enjoyable place for both residents and visitors, while protecting and enhancing its wildlife. We believe this can be done more effectively, through a community enterprise with the support of volunteers, than is possible under the current management by Forest Enterprise.

A feasibility study, completed in 2017, supports this view and shows how the wood could be acquired, funded and managed to the benefit of Callander.

A Community Woodland Group, made up of local people with a wide range of interests and skills, has been set up to look at the idea in more detail and take the project forward.

Further information from mark@markgriffithsmanagement.co.uk

If you're interested in hearing more or have ideas for the project please come to an open pubic meeting 2-4pm and 7-9pm on 31 January 2019 in Callander Hostel, Bridgend.

A summary of the public meeting held on 29 November 2018 can be found on the main Asset Transfer Group page, along with copies of the presentations.