Whitekirk Village

A registered charity, Whitekirk Community Company was founded in April 2009.

The Company's overarching aim is to promote the sustainable development of Whitekirk, where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Building a social community

The main focus of activity over the last few years has been to provide a calendar of social events for the village and surrounding community – and to ensure that there is a Hall in which those events can be held. To that end, the Company has entered into an agreement with the Kirk Session (owners of the Church Hall) to take on its day-to-day management and upkeep. All the money we raise from social events is used to repair and improve the Hall.

Regular social events include a Christmas party, a Burns Supper, a June Sports Day and regular Quiz and Curry nights, interspersed with occasional wine tastings and other such fun. Events are open to everyone from the village and surrounding communities, and to their friends and family.

Much of the work to improve the Hall is undertaken by members of the company – volunteers always welcome when the call goes out!

Other activities

The Company has also promoted interest in the history of the village. There was a very successful event early in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the burning of Whitekirk Church, with a ‘whodunnit’ afternoon based on research carried out by the History Group.

The Company has sought to improve other village amenities, for example by securing the provision of a noticeboard, and has lobbied the Council to improve the pavements and footpaths in and around the village. We have also sought to represent the views of the village to Openreach and BT regarding the quality of the broadband services they provide.

Membership

There are currently around 70 members of the company, with membership open to any resident of the village.

An AGM is held towards the end of March each year and the Company holds regular informal social events in the Hall on the last Friday of most months, at which there is always an opportunity to discuss village issues.

For further information, contact Philip Rycroft.