Board members of the CLT have been working tirelessly to acquire the old school site for the benefit of the local community.
* Community Briefing
A successful open event was held in the Memorial Hall on 24th November attended by 100 interested people. This event explained the CLT’s vision for the old school site and outlined our business plan and future activities.
A Parish Meeting was subsequently called for 6th DDonations for refreshments raised £100 in aid of the Church Roof appeal. A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who donated.
ecember by some concerned residents. The CLT Board attended this meeting, answered questions that were raised and also subsequently responded to written concerns anonymously placed on every chair (copy on CLT website). We were disappointed that there was opposition to our plans but in balance were encouraged by the support we have had from other villagers some of whom have since joined the CLT.
Our application for a grant to facilitate the purchase of the site and to support the first year’s running expenses has progressed to the final stage and our business plan has undergone a rigorous examination by an independent assessor for the grant funder. His report and recommendations will be submitted to the grant funder for deliberation and decision in late February.
The County & District and Parish Councillors are being kept informed of progress.
* Community Survey
The results of the survey of needs and potential users, conducted independently on behalf of the CLT by the Community Council for Somerset, are expected in late January. These results will be shared at an open meeting, we hope before Easter, in conjunction with the CCS.
Further updates will be posted on our web site at qcclt.co.uk as they become available.
Peter Naylor, 19 January 2019