Members Ballot – Conversion to SCIO

PCDT is an incorporated organisation. As a Development Trust our stated aims and objectives included the provision of social and community facilities, supporting local environment initiatives, supporting local heritage and cultural improvements, youth development and providing support to local people, groups and businesses.

Having taken advise PCDT Board are of the opinion that the benefits of being a SCIO outweigh any potential disadvantages and are unanimously recommending to members a proposal to convert to a SCIO. It is however important to note that this is a one-way opportunity. A limited company can convert to a SCIO but a SCIO cannot convert back to a company, it would have to be dissolved.  

You can read about the proposal and if you are a full member of PCDT then you can vote here.

Family & Friends 100 Club

We are pleased to announce that the second family and friends 100 Club draw took place on 22nd February,

Winning Number No 98. – Drawn February 22nd 17:48

The first prize was £60.00 We have contacted the winner who as asked that the prize be donated to PCDT.

The Fisherman’s Mission

We have been asked to publicise the help available to fishermen and their families during these difficult times.

You can go direct to www.fishermensmission.org.uk or contact Grant through the link below.

Hi, My name is is Grant Wilson and I work as Port Officer for a fishermen’s charity and am the representative for the Solway Coast. I would like to use this newsletter to introduce ‘The Fishermen’s Mission’ and explain what we do and what we have to offer to fishermen and their families during these difficult times.

The main aspects of our work are:    

  1. Rescued at sea, involved in an accident or taken ill while fishing;whatever crisis fishermen face, our port staff provide vital emergency response services to the injured and shipwrecked.
  2. When fishermen and their families hit tough times, we provide a wealth of practical support; Immediate financial assistance towards rent, food, utility bills, school dinners or school uniform.
  3. As an ecumenical charity the Fishermen’s Mission maintains a positive, loyal, and trusted Christian presence in our fishing communities: We offer practical and pastoral help.

 If you need the Mission to respond to an emergency, need immediate financial assistance, require emotional support, or simply want a blether because you are are stuck at home then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Emergency    :  please call 0800 634 1020.

Call Grant  : 07774 115412 

Email          : Grantwilson@Fishermensmission.org.uk  Facebook   ; Westscotlandfishmish

5 Jan 2021 – Covid Update

From Tuesday 5 January, mainland Scotland will move from Level 4 to a temporary Lockdown, with new guidance to stay at home except for essential purposes.

https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

Although the work of the PCDT team diminished over the Summer and into the Autumn, we have never stopped, but we are ready to provide the full range of support services for vulnerable residents and those going into shielding once more. Contact us on 01776810822 or email david@pcdt.scot or through our facebook page or this web site if you need assistance.

If you would like to volunteer or assist please also contact us using the above details.