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November 2014

Tealing Hall Management Committee

Annual Report 2014

2014 has been a massive year for THMC, The major event was purchasing our Hall from Angus Council through a Community Asset Transfer. This was a lengthy and demanding process over a 2 year period but very pleased to announce that the transfer is now completed.

There were a number of complications for Tealing Hall Management committee owning the hall.  To overcome these problems we have changed our structure to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and our title will now be Tealing Hall SCIO.  The hall is owned by the members of Tealing Hall SCIO; to become a member you have to live in the Tealing area or be a hall user.  As an SCIO we are required to have a board of Charity Trustees. We presently have 4 trustees, however, our constitution requires us to have between 5 and 8, we intend to increase our trustees tonight to meet our statutory requirement.  The full complement of Charity Trustees are now Ian Reid, Harold Haggart, Graham Campbell, Alan Slade, Rev. David Collins, Dr. Joseph Morrow, Graeme Reoch and Alex Strang.

We regret to announce that Bessie Coventry will be giving up the role of Hall Keeper at the end of the year. Bessie has been doing the job for the last 20 years.  Bessie is very professional and a great asset for our hall.  It is unlikely that we will find a replacement with the required qualities.  We are presently looking at alternative methods of hall keeping.

Financial Highlights

We were a beneficiary of Miss Bowie’s will, last year we received an interim payment of £ 6,050, this year we had a final payment of £2,715.

We regret to announce that Margaret Mitchell our Secretary /Treasurer for 35 years has decided to call it a day.  She will be sorely missed.  As well as her Secretary / Treasurer duties, she managed the 200 club. Again we need to thank Margaret for the problem free operation of the 200 club over many years. There is a great deal of work involved in managing the 200 club and it is unlikely that we will be able to get a replacement.  We are presently looking at ways to simplify the operation of the 200 club so that managing it will be less demanding.


There have been 4 major projects this year.

  1. Makeover of the waste ground at the rear of the hall, this was being used for fly tipping and bonfires, we had to remove 30 years dumped waste material.  The area now has access paving and part of the area is now seeded with grass. The area is now an asset to the community, however we still have further work to carry out.
  2.  We were awarded funding of £14,288 from Angus Environmental Trust to make energy savings in our hall.  Major modifications and replacements were carried out on the heating system, all of our light fittings have been changed to low energy units, and we have fitted high quality insulation to the rear area of our hall. We expect to reduce our total energy costs by 40% in the future.
  3. We have installed a fire detection and alarm system to our hall. This was a requirement to meet Fire and Safety legislation.
  4. We were awarded £6,800 to refurbish our rear hall and to create an Internet cafe. This work is nearing completion.

Presentation of Bouquets to Margaret Mitchell, Ella Hutchison and Bessie Coventry by Rev. David Collins.

Margaret Mitchell, our Secretary Treasurer for over 30 years, resigned at the AGM.  Margaret will be very difficult to replace, particularly her key role in running the 200 Club. 

Bessie Coventry, our Hall Keeper, has been in the role for 20 years and she would like to take things a bit easier.  The committee have concluded that it would be extremely unlikely that we could recruit a suitable candidate with the required qualities and commitment required.  The committee have made some proposals that includes a cleaning contract and we would hope to continue operating successfully without a dedicated hall keeper in the future. Bessie will not be completely leaving us.  She will continue to act as hall keeper for the Wednesday Club and the Church.

Ella, Bessie’s assistant, will also be taking things easier in the future.

We wish them all well for the future.

The ownership and management of Tealing Village Hall has been transferred to the local community. At a ceremonial handover on Tuesday 11 November the newly formed hall trust accepted the keys of the hall from Angus Council.  This is the first council owned building to be transferred to community ownership under the council’s community asset transfer scheme.  The council’s Communities convener councillor Donald Morrison commended the trust for all their hard work, saying:  “The trust has exciting plans for the continued development of the hall, which will keep it at the heart of community life in the Tealing area.  “Transferring it from council to community ownership opens the door to a new range of funding and development opportunities, with the community having autonomy over the hall’s future.”

The new charitable trust replaces the former hall management committee. Chairman Ian Reid said: “We are delighted to finally have ownership of the hall and are grateful for the support we received from Angus Council.  We have ambitious plans for the hall’s future. We want it to be something the whole community can be proud of, feel they have a stake in and most importantly want to use!

“We have already revamped the waste ground behind hall – turning it from an eyesore into an attractive community space.  Future plans include a refurbishment of the middle hall, the creation of an internet café and IT space for general community use – we have already secured a £6800 grant from Awards for All for this work. ” Ian concluded by saying: “Our goal is to have a welcoming and well equipped space that people of all ages in our community will want to use and enjoy.” 


June 2014

The new Kerbside Recycling Service

In September 2012 Angus Council began a trial with 5,200 households in Arbroath, Carnoustie and selected rural areas to test a new recycling service. This enabled households taking part to recycle more materials, as easily as possible including food waste.

The trial proved successful and will be rolled out out as the NEW Kerbside Recycling Service to all but the most rural areas of Angus beginning in March 2014. Before each phase of the new service roll-out begins we will write to householders with further information.

Tealing is include in phase 2 and should begin in June.


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Friday 16th May 20143pm – 8pm


Tealing Solar Park Ltd has identified the potential for a Solar Park on land atthe former Tealing Airfield, located to the south west of Tealing. The scheme is being developed in partnership with the landowner, Mr. Charles Simmers, and experienced Solar Park developers Renewable Energy Projects Ltd and a UK subsidiary of IZEN Energy Systems NV, Green Ventures. The current proposal is for a 30MW array of Solar PV panels across the southern half of the airfield, extending from the electrical substation to the poultry sheds and down past Muir of Pert. The development will provide enough electricity for over 7,000 homes annually. A public exhibition will be held on Friday 16th of May at Tealing Hall, Hall Road, Inveraldie. The drop-in event will run from 3pm to 8pm and will provide details about the proposed scheme and present findings from the environmental studies that have been carried out by Green Cat Renewables Ltd, who have been appointed by the developer to submit a full planning application in late May 2014. The event represents an opportunity for you to find out more about the scheme, to ask any questions that you may have and express your views on the proposals.

All are welcome.                               Green Cat Renewables Ltd.


Sunday 27th April 2014         The waste Ground action day.

The Hall Committee are in the final stages of taking ownership of the Hall and surrounding ground from Angus Council. The ground at the rear of the hall had been used for fly tipping and for burning rubbish for the last 40 years.  The Hall committee had a vision of turning this area into a community asset and over the last year have been working towards improving this area.

Phase 1 was completed at the end of 2013 and comprised of removing 40 years dumped material and laying paving to provide safe access from emergency exits. Funding of £3,000 was obtained from Angus Environmental Trust to carry out this work.  At the same time we have been running a communication exercise with locals in Inveraldie to change behaviour in regard to dumping and burning rubbish in the area.

Phase 2 comprised of cleaning up and landscaping the immediate area around the hall. To help foster a spirit of pride and ownership in the community we decided to have an action day and sought out local volunteers to carry out the work. This is how the day worked out.

 The forecast was for rain and the action day required dry weather, however the rain stayed off and 21 willing and hard working volunteers turned up.

Ron Stewart, Jim Davie, Vikki, Bill and Eric Morrison, Nicki Donaldson, Shelia and Norman Cooper, Joyce and Andrew Barr, Eileen and Alex Strang, Neil Dewar, Harold Haggart, Carole and Alan Slade, Lindsay Hay, Yolanda Archibald, Iris Coghill, Mary & Graham Campbell

The day was a great success; apart from the amount of work completed there was a real feeling of satisfaction and camaraderie in Tealing working together for the community.    

We ran out of time to complete all the tasks. We plan to complete these unfinished jobs on Sunday 11th May.  Any new volunteers would be welcomed.

Thanks to all involved, special thanks to Ron Stewart for providing equipment for the clean-up and to Alex Strang for the removal of a very large volume of dumped material.


28th April 2014   Tealing Primary School Parent Council Bag-to-School

The Bag-to-School collection will take place immediately after the spring holidays. Bags will be delivered to homes during the week beginning 21st April 2014. The date for uplift is Monday 28th April 2014.

The money raised from Bag-to-School is used to help fund school developments and also to subsidise transport costs for school outings. Your continuing support is much appreciated.

18 Aug 2013 Generous Donation of World War 2 WAAF Jacket by Mrs Mabel Langlands

Tealing Community Council Chairman, Graeme Reoch, was delighted to accept the generous donation of Mrs Mabel Langland's WAAF jacket at a small ceremony with afternoon tea in Tealing Hall on Sunday 18 August.

Mrs Langlands, now a sprightly 93 years of age, was wearing the jacket in May 1942 when she plotted the arrival at Tealing Airfield of the Russian Goverment Minister, Molotov, who was on his way to London to meet Winston Churchill to sign the Anglo-Russian Peace Treaty. Part of Tealing's history has come home and arrangements are being made to preserve and display the jacket in Tealing Hall.

Aug 2013 - Calling all Budding Little Highland Dancers!
Is your little one bouncing for joy and in need of a way to channel all that energy? Tealing's very own Margaret Napier School of Highland Dancing for children starts up again after the summer recess at 2.30pm on Sat 17 Aug in Tealing Hall. Age 3 to 16 years, just £3 per session and beginners of all ages most welcome!

Jan 2013  - Calling all budding writers - local competition! Closing date 7 March 2013.
   Angus Council has launched a writing competition to mark Tartan Day and is now inviting entries. It would be wonderful to have a winner from this area, so it’s time to get creative. Good luck! Find out more.

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