Newmilns Regeneration Association
Newmilns Regeneration Association

NEWS & EVENTS

We are extremely excited to announce our main prizes for the raffle at this years Newmilns Food Festival, generously donated by J H DONALD

We are looking for people to send in their signature recipe that could be published in our Newmilns Food Festival programme that will be seen by 3,000+ people!

Newmilns Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday 9th April, Lanfine Estate - in conjunction with Darvel Improvement Group - free to attend event.

Newmilns Christmas Fayre is on Sunday 11th December, 2pm-4pm in the Morton Hall
The first Newmilns Food Festival was a great success with a brilliant turnout from the community and visitors from further afield!
Annual General Meeting of Newmilns Regeneration Association is to be held on Tuesday 11th October 2016
Six drop in sessions wil be held for private landlords and tenants in Newmilns Library during August and September
The NRA Float won 1st Prize at Newmilns Gala Day on Saturday!
Newmilns Food Festival Team wins £1,000 from Valley Ventures!

Today saw the official handover of keys from the last Postmaster, David Gulline, to Loudoun Valley Trust, who have agreed to lease the Post Office to Newmilns Regeneration Association

The Public Meeting for Newmilns Regeneration Association was held in the Morton Hall on Sunday 24th April and it went well, with a surprise announcement and an update on what we've been up to!

Public Meeting - Sunday 24th April 2pm-4pm in the Morton Hall - give us your ideas, opinions and feedback on the Action Plan for Newmilns

Announcing the first Newmilns Food Festival!  Saturday 17th September 2016, 11.00am - 5.00pm at Jamieson Park, Newmilns.

Organised by the Newmilns Regeneration Association and supported by local businesses, the Community Food Fund and Awards for All, this FREE to attend Food Festival will showcase the best of local food and drink. 

The NRA is delighted to announce Newmilns Christmas Fayre, Friday 4th December 6.00pm - a joint effort between Loudoun Church, Newmilns Community Council and Newmilns Regeneration Association.
NRA received grant from Big Lottery Fund - Awards for All
Community Worker, Michael Fullerton leaves for pastures new

Annual General Meeting Tuesday 8th September at 7pm

 

Newmilns Regeneration Association Announcement - Hopi Energy

The NRA are holding a "Coffee, Cake and Reminisicing Morning" on Saturday 16th May in the Church Hall 10am - 12 noon

The new NRA Notice Board has now been erected in Newmilns

Meeting to be held in the Morton Hall on Thursday 30th April 2pm-6pm for all Newmilns Groups and Businesses

The NRA have applied for funding for Planters, Bins and Benches

Darvel Music Festival 2015 runs from 1st May to 10th July in Darvel Town Hall

The Ladies Social Club Over 60's Concert Friday 10th April - Newmlns Bowling Club
Carol Singing at Lady Flora's then a Christmas Fayre in the Church Hall on Friday 28th November at 6.30pm
Jamieson Park Asset Transfer is rejected by NRA committee members at meeting on 9th September
Newmilns Regeneration Association are now officially a registered charity!
Town Tidy - Saturday 30th August - bring a brush, shovel and hoe with you!

Just in time for the Newmilns Gala, we're very proud to launch our Love Newmilns range of products.

Notice of Special Meeting to amend Constitution Tuesday 12th August 7pm
HRH Prince of Wales visited Morton Young & Borland on Friday 25th July 2014

NRA's Love Newmilns Facebook page has had overwhelming support from across the planet!

A team of our NRA members headed off to the capital to present a petition from the town.

Loudoun Church Holiday Club 11-15 August 2014

The Newmilns Gala Day will be held on Saturday 9th August 2014

Newmilns launch new action plan and is one of six areas to benefit from funding from Ayrshire programme which aims to transform 21 local communities.

Public Meeting Went Well!

The Public Meeting for Newmilns Regeneration Association was held in the Morton Hall on Sunday 24th April and it went well, with a surprise announcement and an update on what we've been up to!


Surprise Announcement

The big surprise announcement at the Public Meeting was that Loudoun Valley Trust have purchased the Post Office in Brown Street for Newmilns Regeneration Association to use as a Heritage Centre. It needs a bit of work and volunteers would be most welcome to help turn this building into a Heritage Museum that Newmilns can be proud of. If you want to volunteer your time, equipment or materials to help restore the building, please get in touch with us.

Historical Society

In light of the Heritage Centre becoming a reality, a Historical Society is being formed and we are looking for volunteers!  Many residents and ex-residents are interested in tracing their roots and the NRA has received several enquiries on this subject, but unfortunately, we do not have the time to commit to this. Therefore it has been decided to create a new sub-group to deal with this side of things. Another matter we would like to address is cataloguing all the headstones in Newmilns Cemetary. Interested? 

Townscape

Details of the Townscape Improvements were displayed with suggestions for new signage for the village, building improvements planned and suggested additional car parking locations to relieve the issue of parking.

Planters, Bins and Benches

Full approval has now been received from East Ayrshire Council to site the 3 Tier Pot Planters, Litter Bins and Benches at various locations throughout Newmilns. A map of the locations was on display for visitors to the meeting. Work is due to begin imminently and these should be in location for the summer.

Food Festival

Updates on the Food Festival planned for Saturday 17th September were posted on a slideshow - the Food Festival sub-committee are still looking for local Producers, Sponsors and volunteers for the day, which should prove to be one of the biggest events of the century for Newmilns! 

Clean Up

Newmilns Clean Up is planned for Saturday 28th May 10am-12 noon, meeting at the Church Hall at Greenside. Tabards, gloves and bags will be provided on the day, but please wear appropriate clothing. Specific areas have been earmarked again. Volunteers are also required, so if you want to help, please get in touch.

Entertainment

Entertainment was provided by Calum Kerr, S3, Loudoun Academy who played a few solos for us and showed us his musical talents prior to the public address from Marie Johnson, Chairperson.

East Ayrshire Housing Service, Vibrant Communities and East Ayrshire Tenants & Residents Federation were also on hand to provide assistance to the community.  Ronalds the Bakers provided delicious cakes to go with the tea and coffee and and enjoyable afternoon was had by all.