Beith Community Development Trust are a community led group of staff and volunteers who work on projects that benefit Beith and the surrounding areas. Our aim is to improve the mental and physical fitness of the Beith community, BCDT continuously develops a number of projects to create a more vibrant Beith.
The work that BCDT does is pretty useless without participation and engagement from the community, therefore it important that the community show their support through membership.
Membership is free, but if you’re still not convinced here are 5 reasons to love us and want to join us!
1. Meet Free Mondays
Every Monday all of #TeamBCDT join each other in only eating meat free meals, BCDT are encouraging the community to join them in this effort to combat climate change. Currently a competition is being held, participants are asked to simply post a picture of their meat free Monday Meal on the BCDT Facebook page accompanied by the recipe and the best entry will be picked at the end of November.
Anyone who has ever visited the BCDT office or joined in a project here will know that we are an animal friendly place. Not only do we have 5 big beautiful hens in their fantastic coop outside, the BCDT office is also a dog friendly working environment. On a daily basis Frodo, Daisy and Poppy the doggies keep #Team BCDT spirits up.
3. Children’s education & Entertainment
Every week clubs like the Soup Group and Carbon Crib provide both educational and entertaining projects for local children to get involved with. Both groups have seen a real surge in members recently and some great progress has been made including; building a colourful ‘Carbon Crib’ sign for the garden out of recycles materials such as bike wheels and wood from old palettes, raised beds, an outdoor herb garden out of recycled concrete tunnels, a scare crow, vegetable beds and colourful chicken coop decorations which are said to stimulate chickens brains.
4. We like you to PARTY
BCDT’s Street Meet parties are becoming more of a frequent event throughout the streets of Beith, in fact on average there are 2 parties a week at the moment. Street Meet parties are free of charge to the community and give you a taste of the BCDT fun in the comfort of your own neighbourhood.
5. We believe in Beith
We believe firmly in not only bringing money into Beith but we also believe in keeping it here. That is why when BCDT need a contractor or are looking for an outsiders help to deliver some project work we look in before we look out. Only if we cannot find the help we need in Beith do we then look elsewhere in Ayrshire. BCDT have recently secured a project with Glasgow School of Art, you can read more about this project here, but this has allowed us to bring value into the community and keep it here. in this example, the value was brains, creativity and power through people.
So if you have read this and thought ‘WOW these guys are doing some awesome work’ then please do become a member, its free what’s the worst that could happen!