A GROUP of local residents have joined forces aiming to set up a Development Trust for Troon.

This venture is open to people who have ideas for the town and would like to see them delivered.

The trust is about the community identifying what Troon needs through a community-wide consultation and working together to help make things happen.

Community Development Trusts are about enthusiastic people in the town coming together to address local issues creatively using self- help, trading for a social purpose and ownership of buildings and land to bring about long term social, economic and environmental benefits in Troon.

The trust will start a full community survey early next year and would welcome local people to come and help.

Large and small, rural and urban, mainland and island-based communities all over Scotland are setting up development trusts to help their neighbourhoods flourish through community-led activity, partnership working and enterprise.

As a membership organisation, the Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS) uses its expertise to inform, support and represent this network of development trusts, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and expertise and encouraging mutualism and co-operation.

For more details, visit www.dtascot.org.uk and more importantly get involved in Troon.