The Community Open Day was held on Saturday 15th June in An Talla, with over 200 people attending throughout the day. The two main topics of consultation for the Trust were to gain a mandate to investigate the idea of a Community Shop and the idea of a Community Land Buy-Out. The results of the consultation were that 91 supported the study (90%) of a Community Shop and 10 were against it (10%), whilst 66 supported the study (73.5%) of a community land buyout and 24 opposed (26.5%). The next steps for both projects will be:
- To form a steering group (see separate advert for steering group members).
- Form a brief for a feasibility study, with support from the Trust.
- Present the key findings to the community.
- Organise a ballot for the community to decide whether or not to proceed.