21 January 2019
GCA Newsletter 2019 January

Our January 2019 Newsletter. To read or download as Pdf CLICK HERE

The Glenuig Community Association (GCA) is a registered a Scottish Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee. The main functions are to manage Glenuig Hall (owned by the GCA) and to support other activities that benefit the local community. It is governed by the rules and regulations laid out in the constitution. Full voting membership is open to adults living between the Moidart River, Alisary Burn and the sea. Associate membership is available outwith this area. Membership is free; the only financial commitment is limited to one pound (£1) towards any debts if the organisation is dissolved.  More information on the GCA, the constitution and membership application forms can be found at www.glenuig.org.uk.

The GCA is managed by a committee appointed by the membership. An important task is to manage the hire of the Hall and events to provide an income which is required to maintain the Hall and meet the running costs.

The Directors of Glenuig Community Association hope that all residents of the area will become members of the association and have a say in what happens in the village and surrounding area.

New Developments in Glenuig

Over the past few years the directors of Glenuig Community Association have:

  • Supported the development of Glenuig Shop as a community enterprise.
  • Supported the establishment of the local Internet infrastructure provider Glenuignet
  • Received funding from the Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) for the installation of energy efficient lighting in Glenuig Hall and to improve the insulation.
  • The CCF is also funding a Bottle Bank adjacent to Glenuig Shop in early 2019.
  • Managed a programme of music, theatre and other arts events in Glenuig Hall.
  • Managed regular Hub Club bars for social get-togethers
  • Managed the hiring of Glenuig Hall to maintain an income to cover the various costs associated with the upkeep and maintenance of the hall and the legal obligations of the Association. This is becoming increasingly important as other sources of funding become less easy to obtain.

There are various new initiatives being planned and all members of the Association are invited to become involved in putting forward their opinions:

  • There is strong interest from Lochaber Housing Association (LHA), Community Housing Scotland (CHS) and the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) in building new affordable housing in Glenuig. The GCA has been asked to facilitate a public meeting to discuss this and may be involved in long term management of this project. A public meeting will be held in Glenuig Hall on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 7:00pm to discuss the proposals.
  • Glenuig Hall will be 25 years old in April 2020 and there are plans for some major refurbishment of the hall. What would YOU like to see done to the hall to help ensure its viability for the next 25 years?
  • There are also plans for a series of events in Glenuig in 2020 to celebrate the first 25 years of the hall and look to the future of the hall. What would YOU like to see happen?

To let us know please come to any of our meetings or contact us by phone, email or Facebook

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