October Coffee Morning and Some Good News!

Another month and another successful coffee morning! IMG_5752 Some 30 people came to the village hall last Tuesday morning to enjoy coffee, cake and chat.  This included 4 holiday visitors to the area who called in for morning coffee on their way to play golf at Strathtay.IMG_5763

As ever, there was plenty of fresh home baking on offer and the made-on-the-spot pancakes are proving a great hit.

A get-well card for Andy Burt was signed by all, and the latest news is that Andy has been moved to Aberfeldy Hospital to continue his recovery.

IMG_5769The next get-together is the Mince Pies and Mulled Wine on Saturday 7th December.

 

Towards the end of the week we received some welcome news about the Local Development Plan.  You will recall that there was considerable concern in the village when Perth & Kinross Council published the draft Local Development Plan some months ago.  It proposed 2 significant sites for housing development on the edges of the village along with the designation of the old quarry “for industrial use”.

The Community Council and the FVA campaigned against these proposals, which were felt to be inappropriate, and enlisted the support of some of our local councillors. Early on, PKC agreed to drop one of the housing sites and we were very pleased to learn on Friday that the other proposed housing site (the first field on the left as you leave Fearnan on the Fortingall Road) will also be dropped from the Plan along with the proposed change to the designation of the quarry.

Many thanks to all who helped to achieve this result – in particular Councillor Ian Campbell, the Community Council, and those of you who wrote to the Council expressing your views.

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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One Response to October Coffee Morning and Some Good News!

  1. I am writing on behalf of the four holiday visitors who enjoyed very much your hospitality, warmth and friendship during your coffee morning on October 13. We appreciated your invitation to join you and are pleased to say that the morning was one of the highlights of a super holiday. Our two ladies were also made welcome at the Sunday church service
    Bill & Margaret Marshall and Chris and Doreen Shafer

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