|The flooding and other problems in the Memorial Park which arose at the time of the 2007 Gala Day highlighted a lack of investment in the park’s infrastructure over a period of many years. A number of meetings then took place involving the local Councillors and representatives of the Gala Committee and the Boys Club to secure improvements to the park.
Subsequently, other issues, such as the future of the Town Hall, arose. It quickly became apparent that there was a pressing need for a forum which would bring together a wider grouping of local interests and organisations to pursue improved facilities for all groups in Loanhead. To this end, the meetings developed into an informal Steering Group seeking to establish a Loanhead Community Development Association which would facilitate communication and co-operation between local groups whilst working together for the good of the local community.
On 3 December 2008 a public meeting was held in Loanhead Town Hall when the Steering Group’s proposals were endorsed and a Constitution was formally adopted. In time the Association may develop to become a Community Development Trust and/or to seek charitable status, however, there are no immediate plans to establish a trust or to become a charity.