The Carradale Community Composting Centre is now open
Carradale Community Trust (CCT) has secured the Seneval site for a Green Waste Management Scheme for the village.
CCT were successful in their asset transfer request to purchase 1.8 hectares at Seneval Wood to create a community garden waste composting site and a path with exercise areas to provide a link from the forest track to the path at the shore. This would therefore make it possible to walk from the Network Centre to the shore, away from the road.
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The Carradale Community Composting Centre is now open for use (24/08/20)
Members of Carradale Community Trust (CCT), Carradale’s community business, were tempted to get the champagne out earlier this week after finally getting its community composting centre ready for use. It has taken the trust more than six years to complete this project following a number of delays, most recently the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The idea for a composting centre was one put forward as part of a village plan many years ago and East Kintyre Community Council asked CCT, then Network Carradale Limited, to deliver the project. Alan Walker, chair of CCT, said: ‘We are now ready for garden waste as the village tidies up in time for winter. We are very appreciative of the support from SSE which provided hardcore and digger time and to East Kintyre Windfarm Trust for funds to equip the project. This facility is very green and will benefit the village and hopefully stop fly-tipping of garden waste alongside forest tracks.’ The ground works at the site, which is located at Seneval, opposite the play park entrance, were completed by Donald McLean Contractors and the composting bins supplied and installed by Saddell Nurseries. A substantial shed is to be delivered and put up soon by Quarry Sheds, based at Minard. The composting model is for garden waste to be deposited in one of four receiving bins: grass, leaves, tree branches and mixed garden waste like hedge clippings and weeds. Every so often the raw material will be mixed together in ‘hot boxes’ to accelerate the creation of compost. In due course this will be made available to local gardeners.
Carradale Community Trust Report - Seneval (06/08/20)
The village composting project should soon be open for use. This project would not have been possible without digger time and hardcore being donated by SSE. There will be eight bays at Seneval, comprising two rows of four. The rear four are hot boxes, which is where the compost will be nurtured. The front four will be clearly marked to take your garden waste in four categories: grass cuttings, hedge and mixed garden waste, wood cuttings and chipped wood.
We do not take cardboard or paper – it can be composted but really should be recycled through the normal systems as we cannot process it. The site will be under camera surveillance. Every so often garden waste will be moved into the hot boxes by volunteers. If you would like to assist please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you (14/09/19)
THANK YOU to the fifteen folk that turned out to help in clearing the ground at Seneval ready for the contractor to put in the Hard Standing and create the composting bays. We achieved our objective. The two surviving bonfires were fed later in the day and it has all gone.
Kintyre community receives Scottish Land Fund cash to develop village recycling facilities (13/02/19)
Carradale Community Community Trust receives £13,960 to buy 4.75 acres of Seneval Woodland in Carradale in order to create a local recycling facility and improve access to surrounding woods
David Prag, Trustee, Carradale Community Trust said: “The Scottish Land Fund has kick started our project to develop a garden composting site and footpath to the shore. Carradale is 15 miles from the nearest point to tip garden waste and this is via a difficult winding road. The footpath will join paths leading from one side of the village to the other making a pleasant walk to the shore and avoiding the road. We are very grateful to the The Scottish Land Fund for providing the funds to purchase the land for our two projects the first of which we aim to complete this summer.
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