Community Ownership?Post in Community Ownership by Steve Jones
Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 7.30pm Achnasheen Village Hall
The Highland Council do not wish to renew the lease for the Hall on the same terms as before - that is with the Council responsible for all external fabric and maintenance, and Achnasheen Amenities Group responsible for all internal maintenance. They are not prepared to commit to paying for the external maintenance for the next 25 years. They have undertaken to pay for the immediate repairs to the west gable end (around £18K) - repairs imminent. It is not yet clear whether they will pay for the other medium term roof repairs estimated, by them, to cost about £40k.
They have suggested that the community considers purchasing the hall using the Community Asset Transfer scheme and fully takes over running both the hall and public toilets.
This initial meeting is to discuss whether the community wishes to buy the hall and take over the running of the public toilets and look at all available options.
So, please do join us and share your views on 21 September or leave comments below.