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A community coworking centre for Dunbar?

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A community coworking centre for Dunbar?

Sustaining Dunbar is hoping to buy the council’s former housing office in Dunbar High Street to create a “coworking centre” with a shared hot desking area, meeting rooms and studios. Members will be able to buy as much or as little time as they need from 7 hours a week to full-time. The project will boost local business and support the Hight Street. Profits from the project will be invested in services like fundraising consultancy to help local community groups develop and expand. Andrew Goodall, a local web developer whose clients include...

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Sustaining Dunbar AGM 2018

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Sustaining Dunbar AGM 2018

Monday 4th June, 7-9pm at St. Annes Church, Westgate, Dunbar, EH42 1JL All members are invited to attend our 2018 AGM. The meeting will be an opportunity to meet the current Board of Directors and other members and will include an update on the past year’s activities, a financial report (see last year’s accounts here), consideration of a minor change to our constitution*, election of new Directors and a presentation and discussion about future plans. This is an opportunity for all members to have a say on our new strategy, developed as...

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Kitchen Table Talk Notes

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Kitchen Table Talk Notes

A very convivial evening was had at Belhaven Church hall on Friday 16th March, sharing food and discussing the forthcoming Scottish Government’s ‘Good Food Nation’ Bill. The discussion was focussed around four main questions: What is our vision of a ‘Good Food Nation’? What is currently stopping us from being a ‘Good Food Nation’? What, personally, concerns us most about the current food system? What are the most important actions that Government could take to create the future food system we would...

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Kitchen Table Talk and Potluck Supper

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Kitchen Table Talk and Potluck Supper

Friday 16th March, 7pm at Belhaven Church Hall You are invited to a PotLuck Supper and Kitchen Table Talk Bring a (yummy) dish to share (7pm) and join in a facilitated workshop (8pm) to share your ideas as to how Scotland can become a ‘Good Food Nation’. This is the first of a new series of monthly social events for Sustaining Dunbar members. For this evening event, we are hosting a ‘Kitchen Table Talk’. The outcomes of which discussion will help shape the Scottish Government’s forthcoming ‘Good Food...

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Winter Events Series: Talking Tomorrow

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Winter Events Series: Talking Tomorrow

Five evenings of food, film and conversation… …to explore a future for Dunbar and East Linton that is the very best it can be – for everyone. Tomorrow started yesterday Across the area community groups, organisations, businesses and individuals have long worked hard to make our towns and villages, land and sea, better places to live, work and enjoy. Today, more than ever, the future is in our hands Join us to watch the renowned French film, Demain (Tomorrow) as it shares the stories of inspiring people around the world working with...

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Trust in community

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Trust in community

Elisabeth Wilson, chair of Sustaining Dunbar, attended the annual conference of the Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS) recently. Here’s her take on what inspiring things other development trusts are up to around Scotland.   The first weekend of September our development manager, Osbert Lancaster, and I went to the conference of the Development Trust Association Scotland (DTAS).  It was the first time I had been, and I learned a lot.  First, that development trusts come in all shapes and sizes.  This could range from a new...

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Seeking a Development Manager

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Seeking a Development Manager

We are seeking the right person to help take Sustaining Dunbar into the next stage of its development. This ‘Development Manager’ will engage members, stakeholders and the wider community to review and map progress towards realising the ‘Dunbar 2025’ vision and will lead the process of creating a new Business Plan for Sustaining Dunbar. This is a short-term post funded by the Scottish Government’s ‘Strengthening Communities Programme’. For further information see here: SD Development Manager Job...

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Waste Innovation Centre update

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Waste Innovation Centre update

Regrettably we have not been able to proceed with our planned Waste Innovation Centre project because we still have no premises from which to operate. We originally expected to have entry at the start of January but complications between the head-landlord and heritable creditors mean that we have still not been able to sign a sub-lease. As we still have no timescale for gaining access we have had no option but to put our proposed Climate Challenge Fund project on hold. In the meantime we have been finalising the transfer of Zero Waste Dunbar...

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New Waste Innovation Centre wins Scottish Government backing!

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New Waste Innovation Centre wins Scottish Government backing!

Sustaining Dunbar’s drive to create a more sustainable community got a massive cash boost last week with a £147,000 award from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to create a new Waste Innovation Centre.   The grant, the only one to a group in East Lothian, will be invested in our new project – the Dunbar Waste Innovation Centre. The new Centre will build on the hugely popular Zero Waste Dunbar project which stops goods from going to landfill and redistributes them to the community, including for sale through...

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Sustaining Dunbar members newsletter

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Sustaining Dunbar members newsletter

From cutting waste in schools to learning new skills with Belhaven Community Garden, there’s loads going on this month with Sustaining Dunbar! CLICK HERE: Latest News from Sustaining Dunbar Got a story to share? Email us, give us a like on facebook or tweet us....

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