Feb 2013 News Update

February ’13 – LEAP News


Across the Villages – Bridge of Weir, Howwood, Kilbarchan & Lochwinnoch



Do you use LPG, Oil or Coal to heat your home?  Are you finding the costs of heating your home are rising?

LEAP are interested in getting householders together who are not on mains gas,  to discuss options to make your home heating more economical. This could include possibilities like renewable energy, district heating, grouping together for bulk purchase or mains gas extensions.  There are a range of grants and subsidies available. We’d love to hear from you whatever your circumstances.   To find out more about this or any part of the LEAP Project, please contact us at info@myleapproject.org, drop in, or telephone one of our offices:

22 Church St, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4AD, Tel:  01505 842 530

9 High Barholm, Kilbarchan, PA10 2EF, Tel:  01505 706 070

Advance Place, Main St, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3PB, Tel:  01505 612 034


Bridge of Weir

LEAP Car Club in Bridge of Weir and Lochwinnoch

January saw the LEAP Car Club welcome its first new members in Bridge of Weir.  These lucky members have taken advantage of the £15 introductory offer on their first year of membership, which is available only to the first 15 people who sign up.

The Bridge of Weir Car Club car can be accessed 24 hours a day from its space in Livery Walk car park. We sort out the car tax and insurance, MOT, servicing, fuel payment, cleaning and breakdown cover.  You book the car, pick it up and pay only for when you use it. LEAP Car Club provides a car just when you need it.  If you would like more information, please contact Diane at diane@myleapproject.org, or pop into the LEAP office.


LEAP Education – Bee Active for Wildlife

LEAP have secured a Community Projects Fund grant from the Central Scotland Green Network (www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org), to work with Lochwinnoch, Kilbarchan and Bridge of Weir Primary schools, improving their local environment by planting trees, flowers and bulbs.

The first phase was planting of native bulbs in the school playgrounds. The children braved the cold to plant hundreds of snowdrops, bluebells and wood anemones. Richard Graham, from Starling Learning in Lochwinnoch, taught them how they should be planted and the benefits the bulbs would bring.

The next stage, in February, will be to plant trees and wildflowers. As part of this, LEAP will be funding fruit trees and bushes, which will help teach the children about the growing of food and also create foraging opportunities for the local communities.


To download the news article (as a PDF file) that was featured in the Advertizer about LEAP in February 2013 click here or to read the article in the Lochwinnoch Chatterbox in Feb 2013 click here.