|June 2, 2013|
|2:00 pm||to||3:00 pm|
Dunbar has won its Seaside Award again this year – thanks to a lot of hard work by volunteers and East Lothian Council! We get our flag in June and will raise it on the 2nd of that month…..then we’re off to see what we can collect on the beach. Come and join us
2pm East Beach Dunbar 2 June 2013
We had a great meeting in May. Have a look at the minutes for news on the Coastlife Centre, thoughts on the Cuckoo Wrass, concerns about dangerous dogs and our contributions to Civic Week.
A diary of group events is included at the end of the minutes.
Josie Tweddle was one of the founder members of the Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group and remained a loyal supporter of the Group’s activities. It was with profound sorrow we learned of her death last week.
Her funeral will be held at Dunbar’s Methodist Church at 11 o’clock on Thursday 25th April and all are welcome.
Members of the Neighbourhood Group have already helped with the Spring weeding of the flower bed outside Blair’s works and the wild flower garden beside Colvin Street. We are now just hoping for warmer weather!
Plans are being drawn up to see whether we can turn the area shown in the photo into more of a gateway to Dunbar Harbour. Please contact Ian Dale, Brian Cox or Kevin Heffernan if you are interested in helping with this project.
The Dunbar Harbour Development team
will hold a public meeting at 8pm on Tuesday 19 March at The Royal Mackintosh Hotel. All welcome.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Phoenix Economics has now published the Final Report for the Coastlife Centre and it makes great reading.
A full version can be obtained by contacting us at email@example.com
The essence of the findings was that a Coastlife Centre with Igloovision at its heart would be a great asset to Dunbar. It would run at a small profit with modest ticket prices of £5/£2.50 and just 25,00 visitors a year (The John Muir Birthplace gets 28,000 visits pa). It is estimated that the Centre would generate an additional £500,000 income a year for local businesses.
Our next step is to try to buy the Amusement Arcade site and, following that, to seek funding to build the Centre. It may take a while but it is possible that 2014 could see a Centre here!
Thank you to everybody who helped to make the trial such a success!
This was the first of our meetings for 2013 and included a section where we considered not only the things we had done last year but also our plans for 2013. Minutes 05-02-13