Saturday, 24 February 2007

We have some way to go before our new hall is built but we have already come a long way.
Until the year 2000 the hall at Balkeerie was run by the Eassie and Nevay Womens' Rural Institute. In the 1990's it became apparent to the WRI Committee that the best way forward for the hall was to become a community hall. Along with this it would be necessary to start a Community Association. It is largely due to members of the WRI Committee that we are where we are today.
So far :
- the WRI hall has become a community hall
- the land is in the process of being transferred to the Community Association
- the link with the Trustees is being streamlined
- the new company - The Eassie, Nevay and Kirkinch Community Association, will begin trading on the 1st of June.
- we have new chairs, crockery and water boiler.
- the land boundaries have been sorted and the misleading fence removed
- a drainage test has been carried out prior to calculating land-take
- we have appointed architects
- we have money for a new kitchen equipment
- our running and rebuilding funds are both healthy

Our current priority is to firm-up the design of the hall so we can be certain how much land will be needed. That will be done tomorrow at a meeting of the hall design committee. Our deliberations will result in a tight specification which can be passed to the architects so that land-take calculations can be done.

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