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Community Fundraising Shop – Update

Some questions are being asked about the progress of the Fundraising Shop, so we thought it appropriate to update you all.

A meeting has taken place with some of the groups who would want to make use of the fundraising shop and a draft agreement has been drawn on how it will operate.

The Trust has purchased 2 large prefabricated buildings which are on the Mainland, ready to come over.

We have agreed a contract to develop the hard standing and hydro connections.

What we now need is the sale of the land to complete. We started the process in early March, hoping for it to be completed by early Summer so we could set up the shops. But as with all things that involve conveyance etc, there have been unavoidable delays outside of our control.

Once ownership has been confirmed we can then apply for planning permission, which will take a few weeks to obtain.

Please, hold on to all the stuff that you want to donate, we are working as fast as we can to get the shop open.