Online Talk – an invitation

Cupar Development Trust (CDT) will follow the success of Cupar & District’s October Lecture by Sir Ian Boyd, which addressed the challenges and responsibilities of Climate Change, with a November talk on how smaller communities should try to meet those challenges. 

Over 100 people registered for the October talk, showing how much interest there is, both locally and further afield.

The speaker on 30th November is Euan Leitch, Chief Executive, SURF, Scotland’s Regeneration Forum, who knows the area from his previous appointment as Chief Executive of the Built Environment Forum (BEFS).

At BEFS, Euan delivered a strong programme of strategic policy work that included promoting and fostering the productive links between the built environment and community regeneration, diversity, resilience and the maintenance agenda. A priority for Euan is ensuring that communities experiencing the consequences of deprivation are actively involved in responding to climate challenges.

Bill Pagan, Chair of CDT, says, “Small communities, being local and collaborative, can contribute to the wider challenges.  They need also to identify the increasing needs of their own communities in these post-Covid times.  Both Covid and Climate Change cause financial and practical problems for the less well-off.

Recent collaborative discussions, steered by CDT, on future activities across Cupar & District, have encouraged inclusive events.  Bill adds: “This shows Cupar & District is living up to its claim to be a caring and creative community.

The CDT event will take place as part of CDT’s AGM – via Zoom – on Tuesday 30 November, starting formally at 6pm, with the Zoom link open from 5:45pm. It will be recorded for sharing beyond the event.

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The Board of CDT looks forward to welcoming a large number of members and guests at what should be an informative, relevant and interesting occasion.  There will be the opportunity for questions and discussion on local, national, and international issues.

Thanks for reading.