As you probably know, the McLean Hall is currently being upgraded. The work is being supported by Lottery Funding and it involves significant improvements to the hall’s insulation, a new heating system, the provision of disabled access and, last but not least, improvements to the ladies toilet.
The date of the FVA Members’ Night has been changed from 4th August to accommodate the refurbishment programme, and will now take place on the 6th October. The date of the October Coffee Morning has also been changed. Forward dates for your diary are now:
11th September : Coffee Morning
6th October: FVA Members’ Night
16th October: Coffee Morning
One of the first events in the newly-refurbished hall will be the launch of Ian McGregor’s book, “Fearnan – The Story of a Village in Northern Perthshire”. Ian has researched the history of Fearnan from its early beginnings to the present day and it is a fascinating read. The launch date has not yet been set, but we’ll let you know as soon as it’s available.
This year, the Thrift Shop Week will be from 12th to 18th August, with the 17th the day for baking. Collection day will be 9th August and all contributions of items for the shop to support this important fund-raiser for the village hall will be welcome.
Two Community Consultations on proposed developments in the village will be held in August:
4th August – Boreland Farm is to host a community consultation at 2pm on their intention of establishing an eco-village for 120 families on the farm. It is important that FVA members see the plans as this proposal could have a significant impact on the village.
18th August – Shoreside Homes Ltd will be running a community consultation in the village hall between 10am and 2pm on their plans for the development of the rest of the Shoreside site. Again, it is important that members take the opportunity of seeing the proposals and discussing them with the company.