Do you want to lose Achnasheen Village Hall?Post in Community Groups & Events by Tina Hartley
We need YOUR support to save one of YOUR community halls
Achnasheen Village Hall is one of three community halls which serves the Garve and District community. As you know, Garve and District has a very small community dispersed over a very large community council boundary area.
The hall has been run by a dedicated team of community volunteers for many years now, volunteers from the local communities of Achnasheen and Achanalt. More recently the Achnasheen Amenities Association has been made up of local residents plus new residents from Garve who have all stepped up in order to preserve the hall for future generations.
Due to maintenance and repair issues and associated costs to make these right, your hall is now under threat of closure. This will have an impact on one of our smaller communities in G&D who will lose much needed services such as its post office and a place to gather and socialise - and we all know how important this is post Covid. Isolation is and will become an increasing issue for the communities of Achnasheen and Achanalt, and a central hub where people can gather and make connection is so very important for health and well-being.
With the closure of the hall, will also come the closure of the public toilets. Now, although this will not have a massive impact on local residents, it will have an impact on visitors and our local eatery, the Midge Bite Cafe. The cafe is already inundated with requests to use their facilities, requests that they understandably cannot meet.
So, come on Garve and District lend your support to saving another of our community halls. Lochluichart Community Hall is doing great, Garve Public Hall is looking fantastic and will be a credit to the hard work of trustees - let's not lose Achnasheen Village Hall.
As you have done with other local facilities in the past, PLEASE now come together to make sure this community hall remains open.
The Achnasheen Amenities Association will soon be issuing a document to give you some more information on what it thinks can be achieved at the hall and the Highland Council will be putting out a survey to see if the Garve and District community are interested in saving local services and preserving facilities for future generations.
Achnasheen Village Hall - Building a Stronger Community and a Better Future