Uplawmoor Development Trust

Community Shop Public Meeting update December 2015

- 3:56 pm - August 31st, 2016

Community Shop- Volunteers

Dear Villager

I would like to update you following our Public Meeting on 10th December regarding the possibility of establishing a Community Shop in The Mure Hall, Uplawmoor.

The meeting was relatively well attended and there were a number of questions and suggestions raised during the meeting that have been noted and which may influence the way in which we take things forward.  However, as things stand, we have a shortfall in the number of volunteers required to make a community shop viable. 

 My earlier communication highlighted that the response to the December meeting would determine whether we could proceed to the next phase of the project where we would be seeking the necessary funding and, if that is forthcoming, moving on to actually set up the shop. 

The Steering Group now plans to meet in early January to decide on how to proceed. Crucial to our decision is the confidence that we will have sufficient volunteers to work in the shop as well as a part-time Manager to oversee the operation.  As we don't appear to have heard from you yet, I am writing once again to find out your position regarding volunteering in and/or using a community shop.

Ideally a session serving in the shop would be a 3 hour period, but there will be other roles that may require less time. Rotas will depend on the number of volunteers so the more we have, the less everyone has to do.

If you feel able to commit to volunteer in the shop on a regular basis please respond to this e mail by Monday 4th January with the details requested below.

Please also let me know if you have any interest in the role of p/t Manager - or indeed if you know of someone else who may be suitable.

 Reply by e mail to   -   martinjhouston@aol.com

 or contact by phone    - Mairi Paterson    850 344

                                   - Martin Houston    850 685

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