Common Good Fund planned for Helensburgh

A new Common Good Fund could be launched to support projects in Helensburgh.

Residents are invited to an exhibition this Friday and Saturday (October 11 and 12) to meet a team from Helensburgh Community Development Trust and their partners.

Details of the proposal, including plans for a community wind farm which would generate cash for the fund, will be available.

Ian Fraser, a member of Helensburgh Community Development Trust and managing director of Helensburgh Renewables, the trading subsidiary established by the Trust, said: “Helensburgh has a rich heritage of innovators and innovations and now is the time to rekindle that spirit and look forward to what the town can be and do.

“Just like the Community Wind Farm which will provide its income, the Fund will be managed for and by the people of Helensburgh, and already we have received numerous suggestions as to how the cash might be spent including regenerating Hermitage Park, redeveloping the skate pond, creating a community centre and investing in beach cleaning equipment.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity, which will only come to fruition if the people of Helensburgh get behind it and make their voices heard.”

The exhibition is in the Pillar Hall of The Victoria Halls, Helensburgh, from 3pm to 8pm on Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturday.