Community Census and Questionnaire
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our community consultation over the past few months – from filling in our survey, to attending our in-person and Zoom events. We are in the process of putting together a report based on survey responses and feedback given during these events, which will then help us to apply for funding and progress projects that have been highlighted as important to our community.
The report will be live by the 10th May, on our website. Visit www.sunartcommunitycompany.co.uk/consultation to take a look. If you have any questions about our community consultation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strontian Street Party!
On Saturday 13th May 2023, from 3pm – late, Sunart Community Council and Sunart Community Company will be hosting a street party at the village hall, suitable for all the family. Join us for face painting, hot food, a bar, music, bouncy castle, and more!
Sunart Community Benefit Fund
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. Email email@example.com to find out more.
Polytunnel & Greenhouse available for use!
As part of the SCC Community Foodshare discussions (arising from the recent Sunart consultation and village hall meeting), we have been donated a polytunnel to share at Upper Scotstown. We also have the beautiful greenhouse at the rear of Dail Mhor beside the community woodland available (on a shared basis) If you would be interested in making use of this, or the Community Greenhouse behind Dail Mhor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunart Heritage News
We are pleased to announce that we have secured £20,142 from the Scottish Land Fund to help Dualchas – Sunart Heritage Group develop architectural designs and a business plan for a “Sunart History Hub”.
Sarah Traynor, Dualchas Chair said “We are delighted that SCC/Dualchas have secured funding from SLF to enable the feasibility study to take place. Our aim is to preserve and promote the history of Sunart for future generations and to create a heritage hub for the Sunart Archives. This funding is a vital step in the right direction. “
James Hilder, SCC Treasurer explained “The study will involve consultations with the community on building layout, possible other uses for the spaces created and, if the project is viable, the hope is that the church building could be acquired for the community within 12 months. Importantly the project will retain Sunart’s only place of worship and space for funerals, christenings and weddings. Dates for a community consultation will be announced during May.”
During April we commissioned a new valuation of the property, a geophysical survey of the entire church yard by AOC Archaeology Group and detailed architectural survey of the building to enable new designs to be drawn up.