The Next Step Forward
The Evanton Community Trust are in the process of taking on ownership of the Diamond Jubilee Hall from the Kiltearn Community Council. In the immediate future the Trust hopes to source funding to carry out essential upgrades and improvements to the hall. We will also be looking for volunteers to form a Hall Management Committee who, along with a paid caretaker and an administrator/development officer (subject to funding), will be responsible for the day to day running and future activities of the hall.
Evanton Community Trust are a community organisation and will hold the ownership of the hall for the community. The Trust and the KCC held an open meeting to discuss plans for the hall – we want to hear from you about your ideas for the future of the Hall. The meeting was held on Thursday 27th June, 7:30pm, Kiltearn Church Hall, Balconie Street, Evanton. But don't worry if you were unable to come along but have views you would like to put forward you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop any written views into the Post Office.
October 2019 Update:
The agreement between the Kiltearn Community Council (KCC) and the Evanton Community Trust (ECT), to transfer ownership of the Diamond Jubilee Hall, is now entering its final stage. A Hall Management Group, consisting of two members of KCC, two members of ECT, representatives of regular hall user groups and other members of the community, has already been set up to look at ways to improve and develop the hall once ownership is transferred.
The first step will be to source funding to employ a development officer who will be tasked with consulting with the whole community to explore what you would like to see taking place not just in the hall but in the village as well. We already have lots of ideas from the public meeting held earlier this year, but we want to hear from everyone! We also have plans to upgrade the building – a recent building survey recommended new windows, a new kitchen, new toilet facilities and a new heating system.
We will be actively looking for funding to carry out this work. We recently posted on our Facebook page to find out if there was interest in the village in starting a community market. The response was very positive. Due to other similar events happening before Christmas, we have decided to defer progressing this until after New Year. Watch this space.
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