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Urgent Action Needed: Mobilise for Community Right to Buy!
Campaign update #9
Hi there! This is the latest from the campaign for the community ownership of the bowling green on Randolph road. This newsletter went out to over 580 local residents. If this newsletter was forwarded on, you can sign up here:
I hope this email finds you well. We have an important update regarding our campaign for the public ownership of our beloved local bowling green. The valuation of the bowling green was carried out and delivered to the Trustees of the Jordanhill Bowling Club. We have learned that the Trustees have rejected our offer at valuation price (the maximum the Scottish Land Fund can support), indicating it does not meet their financial expectations. As a result, they have decided to pursue a sale in the open market. This turn of events leaves us with only one viable option as a community: to exercise our community right to buy.
Petition for Community Right to Buy
This means that we need to mobilise like never before. We will soon commence the process of collecting signatures to register a community interest in the site and apply for the community right to buy. To succeed, we must obtain the signatures of at least 10% of registered voters on the electoral roll, and possibly more if the Bowling Club proceeds with the sale.
Due to the threshold requirements and the potential need for a vote to support our application, we have narrowed the defined area to reflect the locations where we received the most responses during our initial consultation.
We sincerely appreciate the support of our followers from outside this area, as your backing will help demonstrate wider community support. However, it may not be counted during the Scottish Government's assessment of our application. Please rest assured that your exclusion from the defined area will not prevent you from enjoying the benefits of the community hub if our project is successful.
Now, more than ever, we urgently request your assistance in signing the petition. Your signature will serve as a powerful statement of community solidarity and support. All individuals on the electoral roll are eligible to sign, and the more support we gather, the stronger the message we send to the site owners about our determination to preserve our cherished local recreational space. We estimate we would need at least 500 valid signatures.
Help us mobilise our community
To achieve this aim we are looking for volunteers who will help canvas the local area over the next month and collect signatures in person. Due to Community Right to Buy legislation all signatures collected must be handwritten on paper. If you are available and willing to assist us in this crucial endeavour, please let us know - even half an hour can make a huge difference. Your contribution as a volunteer will be invaluable in ensuring the success of our petition. Please REPLY TO THIS EMAIL, or get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org if you may be able to help.
Spread the word
Furthermore, we encourage you to spread the word among your friends, family, neighbours, and colleagues. Share our campaign on social media platforms, forward this email to your network, and engage in conversations about the importance of public ownership. Through collective efforts, we can generate the momentum needed to secure a positive outcome for our community.
We remain optimistic about the progress we have made so far, but we cannot achieve our goal without your continued support. Let us stand united to ensure that future generations can enjoy this treasured space for years to come. Public ownership of the bowling green will enable us to preserve its accessibility, maintain its upkeep, and foster a strong sense of community connection.
Thank you for your unwavering dedication to our cause. We deeply appreciate your support and commitment. Together, we can make an extraordinary impact on the outcome of this campaign.
Stay tuned for further updates as we embark on this critical stage of our journey. Let's rally our community and secure a vibrant future for our local bowling green!