Community Trust

Community Trust objects and powers

The PCT revised articles (2016) allow it “to benefit the community of Peebles which comprises the area of the Community Council of The Royal Burgh of Peebles and District (the community), with the following objects to be exercised following the principles of sustainable development (where sustainable development means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs):-

  1. to manage community land and associated assets for the benefit of the community and the public in general;
  2. to provide, or assist in providing, recreational facilities, and/or organising recreational activities, which will be available to members of the community and public at large with the object of improving the conditions of life of the community;
  3. to advance community development, including urban or rural regeneration within the community;
  4. to advance the education of the community about its environment, culture, heritage and/or history; and
  5. to advance environmental protection or improvement including preservation, sustainable development and conservation of the natural environment, the maintenance, improvement or provision of environmental amenities for the community and/or the preservation of buildings or sites of architectural, historic or other importance to the community.”