Spraying of knotweed (updated)

Ardentinny Community Council recently funded the training of a local volunteer to spray Japanese knotweed. Spraying took place on 24 August, according to signs placed in the beach path area. However, these signs are no longer there and so we have written to the Community Council Convener to request the name of the pesticide used in order to inform the public.

In the meantime, it may be advisable to keep animals under control between Coronation Wood and the entrance to Ardfin avenue and also to refrain from eating any berries/brambles in the area.

Update: We have since been informed by the Convener of Ardentinny Community Council that the substance sprayed was ‘Round Up’.


Village Project Fund

January storm damage at Coronation Wood.

At the August Community Council meeting it was learned that there now exists a new village project fund.

Apparently a financial contribution came from Storie Argyll Ltd in compensation for the damage caused to Coronation Wood  while the company was clearing the beach access on behalf of Scottish Water.

It is intended to use the funds for the acquisition of a village notice board which will direct visitors to places of interest in Ardentinny.

The Coronation Wood group managing the fund does not intend to register as a charity, nor will it apply for funds.. It is simply ‘a group of people who wish to undertake projects to maintain and improve the village’.

Another small project they have apparently undertaken is the clearing of the Laird’s Grave.


Walled Garden featured in Gardens Illustrated


Glenfinart Walled Garden features in the current (August 2014) issue of Gardens Illustrated. The article entitled “The Fall & Rise of the Walled Kitchen Garden” focusses on how once magnificent walled gardens are now finding a new and productive lease of life.

The community enterprise aspect of the garden is highlighted in the the article. “..There is no more inspiring tale than Glenfinart, near loch Lomond, where a community has come together to secure a garden for its own use.

Abandoned in the 1920’s, and turned over to the Forestry Commission, a crumbling enclosure with a distinctive curved wall was more or less all that remained of the grand residence of the local Laird.

A band of volunteers is steadily creating a growing space, recreational garden and social hub for the folk of Ardentinny, who can also attend gardening classes”

Very well done to everyone involved in the project.


Community Council Complaints Procedure now in place

At the Community Council’s inaugural meeting in December 2013 Argyll & Bute Council’s Governance Manager and Depute Returning Officer, Shirley McLeod, stated the need for Community Councils to have a complaints procedure and a community emergency plan. At the recent Ardentinny Community Council meeting ardentinny.org received a copy of the complaints procedure for publication (see here). A majority vote was taken not to put a copy on the village notice board.



Ardentinny Memories

Ardentinny-Memories of Dunoon and the Cowal Peninsula 1898-1998 from Glidetrack on Vimeo.

This small clip was lifted from the above named DVD available to buy from this Ebay seller.

Thought this would be of interest to Ardentinny residents.

Things I have picked up on.
Primrose Tearoom is still open and has an extension on the side.
No Ardentinny Centre
Glenfinnart House is still standing
Cottages have white gates
And the weather looks to be no different to nowadays…rain!

Thanks to Alastair for finding this little gem.