Eamon King KCFCP resentation by Y3NBqD

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									Argyll Community Woodland
Event Inveraray 28th March
          2012

      Eamon King
   Development Officer
Argyll Community Woodland
Event Inveraray 28th March
          2012

      Eamon King
   Development Officer
    Purchase & Development of the Forest by
      Kilfinan Community Forest Company
•   2005: Community consultation process begins
•   2007: Start of scooping reports
•   2008: First forest management & feasibility Studies
•   2009: KCFC Set up
•   2010: 127ha of Achacrossan Forest bought through the National
    Forest Land Scheme (NFLS) £130,000 raised via Highlands &
    Islands Enterprise (£65K), KCFC director interest free loan (£35K),
    community fund raising & donations (£25K)
•   2010: First stage of Climate Challenge Fund funded infrastructure
    begins
•   2011: Second stage of Climate Challenge funded infrastructure
    begins & new development officer recruited
•   2012: Climate Challenge work completed & Phase 3 work to begin
•   2015:Option for KCFC to buy remaining share of Achrasson Forest
    (325ha) from the Forestry Commission by 2015
What We Have Achieved So Far
      Infrastructure via funding from The Climate
                  Challenge Fund (CCF)

•   Initial access road into forest
•   Welfare facilities & tool store
•   Polytunnel
•   Community allotment site
•   Network of paths
•   New community composting scheme
•   Forest school site
•   Composting toilet

        Total cost of phase 2 infrastructure £325,000
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What We Have Achieved So Far
                 Social Benefits

   Kyles allotment group (KAG) – newly formed
   Events and workshops
   Monthly markets
   Forest school
   Wood fuel & scarp wood availability
   New Website
•   local jobs
•   Cowal Car Share
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What We Have Achieved So Far
             Environmental Benefits

 Local food growing (indoor & outdoor
    allotments)
   Car Sharing via Cowal Car Share
   Community compost facility
   Food, composting and woodland workshops
   Wood fuel promotion
   Home energy assistance & thermal imaging
   Hydro & wind feasibility studies
   Tree planting
         Looking To The Future
2 year funding for a new Development Officer from LEADER & HIE to
                           aid delivery of….

   Forest Design Plan
   New offices and reception area
   Garden centre retail area
   Heritage
   Renewable energy
   Walking & cycle paths
   Campsite & bunkhouse
   Local wood fuel supply
   Forest crofts
   Affordable house plots
            Looking To The Future
                     Recreational Areas
•   Walking, cycle & bridal paths
•   Children's adventure play area
•   Hides to observe local wildlife
•   Sculpture garden
•   Bee hives
•   Memorial orchard
•   Bunkhouse & campsite
•   High end accommodation
•   Market days
•   Star gazing platforms
•   Weather stations
•   Dog park
•   Workshops & more events
            Looking To The Future
                   Recreational Areas
•   Walking, cycle & bridal paths
•   Children's adventure play area
•   Hides to observe local wildlife
•   Sculpture garden
•   Bee hives
•   Memorial orchard
•   Bunkhouse & campsite
•   High end accommodation
•   Market days
•   Star gazing platforms
•   Weather stations
•   Dog park
•   Workshops & more events
        Problems Along The Way
• Issues with Getting the Forestry Commission to engage
    with us
•   Land in poor state (drainage, poor previous land
    management & lots of windthrow
•   SRDP (Rural Priorities)
•   Large amounts of time lost due to Employee sickness
    (Local Contractors are the way forward!)
•   Future Funding
•   Theft & vandalism
•   Argyll weather
•   Impatient community members (When is it all going to
    finished?)
•   Suspicion of the project and whether it is a good use of
    tax payers money
         Looking To The Future
             Garden Centre Retail Outlet

•   Woodfuel
•   Milled timber
•   Garden furniture
•   High grade compost
•   Compost hotboxes
•   Wormeries and worms
•   Plants and herbs
•   Tree & shrub nursery
         Looking To The Future
             Garden Centre Retail Outlet

•   Woodfuel
•   Milled timber
•   Garden furniture
•   High grade compost
•   Compost hotboxes
•   Wormeries and worms
•   Plants and herbs
•   Tree & shrub nursery
         Looking To The Future
             Garden Centre Retail Outlet

•   Woodfuel
•   Milled timber
•   Garden furniture
•   High grade compost
•   Compost hotboxes
•   Wormeries and worms
•   Plants and herbs
•   Tree & shrub nursery

								
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