LCDA is responsible for organising several important events in Loanhead. These include the annual Street Fair and the Community Fireworks’ Display. Following the closure of Loanhead Ex-Servicemen’s Club in 2014, LCDA has also become responsible for organising Loanhead’s Remembrance Sunday Parade.
We have launched a project to replace and extend Loanhead’s ageing and limited display of Christmas Lights. For Christmas 2014 we have purchased new lights for the town’s Christmas tree and new festoon lighting for use around Fountain Green. This is just a small start to a project which we envisage will take 3 – 4 years to complete.
We are also actively involved in a number of areas where we are campaigning to achieve improved facilities for everyone in Loanhead. In late 2014 work is due to commence on a grant funded project to upgrade and enhance the Memorial Park. This is just one of several projects which LCDA has been working on for the benefit of the local community.
Following the completion of the Loanhead Neighbourhood Plan Review in November 2014, LCDA has been tasked with taking forward a number of projects to strengthen Loanhead’s separate identity and our community spirit and also to achieve various other improvements in our town. A copy of the full Neighbourhood Plan Review Report can be downloaded here.
These projects include organising a programme of events in 2019 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the grant in 1669 of a Royal Charter permitting the holding of a weekly market every Thursday and a free annual fair beginning on 8th October and lasting for three days in the Burgh and village of Loanhead in Lasswade. This was the first official recognition of Loanhead as a community of some note and importance and is therefore a hugely significant event in the history of the Burgh.
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