Posted by: tireecottage | May 12, 2013

Tiree Community News

tireetrustCommunity Groups Open Day

The Trust will be organising a Community Groups Open Day on Saturday 15th June. If your community group or business would like to book a stall to promote your current project or use the opportunity to consult with the community, please get in touch with Jackie or Sam.

Swimming Pool Research Project

The swimming pool feasibility study is well underway; Louisa has been conducting a community consultation in the Business Centre as well as operating an online survey. To date there have been over 90 responses and these will form the basis of a projected business model for any pool development. The link for completing the survey is http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VG5XSYQ (please note the deadline for completing this survey is 28th April.) A number of similar projects have been approached to share their insights of developing and operating a community pool and there have been several responses so far. The research has sought views from a variety of on-island and off-island stakeholders and there has been some good feedback from these discussions. While there is a strong majority supporting a pool development on the island there are also some concerns regarding the long-term sustainability of such a facility. This is supported through the information from similar pools where all are running an annual loss (of varying degrees) despite receiving over 25,000 visits per year. Results of the swimming pool research project will be presented to the community at the community groups open day on 15th June.

Windfall Fund

The Windfall Fund is now welcoming enquiries so please get in touch with a member of the Trust Team for an enquiry form or for more information. Please get in touch as soon as you have an idea for a project and don’t leave it to the last minute. Our LDO’s Jackie and Sam are also on hand to assist with match funding information and applications.

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