As the year draws to a close, we would like to thank all of our volunteers for their support this year, and to thank our community and local businesses for their generous donations in 2022, to help fund our community projects. Here is a brief update of our news and upcoming events.
Sunart Community Census and Questionnaire 2022
By now, every Sunart household should have received a copy of our questionnaire in the post.
This 2022 consultation builds on previous surveys, all of which have helped us to define the issues facing the community and resulted in a number of community projects. For example residents’ views helped local groups argue the case for the new Primary School Building and to keep Dail Mhor House open, establish the framework for the Sunart Community Benefit Fund, secure the jetty for community use, purchase and establish Oakwood Tourism & Crafts, establish the Christmas Market and develop new footpaths for the area to name but a few.
Why should you and everyone in your household complete the 2022 questionnaire?
Our wonderful community is facing many threats. Following the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, and now, with the community in the grip of the cost of living crisis and declining public services, we urgently need to know how we can strengthen community resilience and plan for a stronger Sunart for generations to come. Your views count!
The survey refers to a number of potential community projects. If you would like to research more about these or similar schemes, before you give us your opinion you our Linktree webpage is a good starting point:
Scan the QR code above, if you would like to complete this online! We encourage every member of your household to do so. All survey responses will be treated confidentially.
By the time you read this our Annual Online Christmas Auction will be up and running – but there is a closing date (8pm on 20th December) so get bidding!! Prizes include accommodation, venison packs, luxury meals, and beautiful local gift ideas all donated by local businesses. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media and website for more information, to be in with a chance of snapping up a bargain and support your local community company in the process. (www.easydonate.org/sunartauction www.sunartcommunitycompany.co.uk, www.facebook.com/sunartcommunitycompany)
We are looking for volunteers to sit on the Sunart Community Benefit Fund Panel. All you need to do is read a brief summary of applications and come along twice a year to a meeting to help decide how much money to give to community groups from the cash donated by the Sunart Community Hydro. If you would like to make a positive different to the Sunart area and support projects that will benefit our community, please consider joining us. Email email@example.com to find out more.
AGM and Burns Supper – Saturday 28th January 2023, 7pm – Ariundle Centre
Save the date! Our public AGM will take place at 6pm on Saturday 28th January (with free drinks and light snacks), followed by our Sunart Burns Supper Charity Fundraiser at Ariundle Centre, at 7pm. Keep an eye on our social media and community notice boards for more updates nearer the time! Tickets for the Burns Supper will be on sale via firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Ariundle Centre.