As I’ve mentioned in previous emails, our AGM is to be held this Tuesday, 12th April 2022 in Glendale Community Hall at 7:00pm. You can attend in person or by Zoom. (Please email me if you need a Zoom invitation.)
The Trust is in a very good position. We have resolved the Meanish Pier Project and are now in receipt of an annual rent of £20,000 this year, rising to £30,000 next year. The feasibility studies to convert the school buildings into homes is progressing well with positive outcomes, so we are hopeful that the refurbishment will go ahead. This is a positive legacy for the future of our community and it Is thanks to all those who have volunteered their time to help over the last 15 years.
I feel though that we are at a crossroads. We need 2 new directors which means that if the Trust is to continue, then members will need to come forward to take on those roles. This also might be a good time to think about what the future of the Trust looks like. For example, should we re-evaluate its purpose, or limit the type of projects we take on? Whatever your thoughts and ideas are, we’d like to hear them and we’d be pleased if you are able, to come to the AGM so that we can have that discussion amongst ourselves.
Of course, if no one is interested in becoming a director and so by default, you would rather the Trust was dissolved, perhaps because you collectively feel it’s served its purpose and isn’t wanted any more, then we will take legal advice and look to dissolve the company, and offer the assets and the rent from the fish farm to another local Community Trust for them to benefit from.
Please give it some thought and I hope to see you on Tuesday.
The Architect has given me a set of drawings for the proposed homes in Borrodale School. I’ll bring them with me for you to have a look at.