Many parks, play areas, and community halls in the area are owned or managed by local committees, with an increase in groups investigating opportunities for the transfer of ownership from Perth & Kinross Council to local community groups. Moulin Hall Committee has recently been supported to apply for funds to develop a lunch club and kitchen facilities with the potential to provide learning and social opportunities for older people.
Locus Breadalbane Ltd have been supported to complete the first full community asset transfer from Perth & Kinross Council, taking ownership of Aberfeldy Town Hall. Aberfeldy Community Putting Green have also signed a lease to run and manage the Putting Green, and several village hall associations have been supported to become Charitable organisations.
More information on local third sector and voluntary groups can be found on Well Connected Perth & Kinross.
A range of strong partnerships are established, and new opportunities are being actively sought to support community capacity in the locality. The Highland Perthshire Community Learning & Development Network (Hipshire Network) brings together local voluntary, community and statutory organisations to identify and address local needs in an annual action plan around the themes of health and wellbeing, early years, employability and stronger communities.
Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership (HPCP) is a collaborate of local businesses and organisations, and community councils working together for the benefit of Highland Perthshire. They are currently working on their priorities of broadband access, A9 duelling, rural transport, and local resilience plans.
Highland Perthshire Locality Planning Group brings together P&K and Community Planning Partners regularly meeting with ward 4 elected members to share service priorities and planning and develop better community engagement, partnerships, and service delivery. Current priorities cover Health and Social Care Integration; rural and social isolation; affordable housing; and improving transportation links.
Stanley Development Trust was established in July 2018 ‘to preserve, protect and enhance the environment and traditions of Stanley and the surrounding area by building and fostering a vibrant and sustainable community for the benefit of all those who live and work there’.
The Trust seeks to:
- provide a voice for the people of Stanley and the surrounding area;
- engage with local bodies and decision-makers on issues affecting Stanley;
- improve the facilities available to all members of the community, especially young people;
- preserve the integrity of the local heritage of buildings and the natural and man-made environment,
- promote a spirit of self-help and willingness to volunteer SDT is currently working to conserve the area surrounding Stanley Mills,
- provide greenspace within the village and surrounding area,
- enhance the recreational amenities available within the village (including parkland, woodland, sports facilities, paths/cycleways, and flower beds),
- investigating the feasibility of setting up a community oil purchasing co-operative