A very big thank you to all of you who made the effort to fight your way through the wind and rain to join the meeting about Slains Kirk building on Monday 6th November.
It was agreed that we would transcribe all the post-it-note suggestions, ideas and comments expressed, so that anyone who is interested and wasn’t able to be there can read them, and get an impression of what was discussed that evening, including a few additional thoughts sent by email from others not able to come.
It was also agreed that anyone could offer to continue discussions on the viability of the various suggestions made, and how or whether to take some of them forward. Twelve people volunteered, signing a list that evening. This is NOT a closed group in any way, and if you would like to join us you are very welcome. We are meeting on Monday 20th November at 7.30 in Collieston Community Centre.
You can also send questions, comments and ideas to the email address:
Below here is a report summarising the meeting, followed by the transcribed notes:
Report from the meeting about Slains Kirk building 6
Saturday 29th July 1 – 4 pm
A public meeting took place last week in the Community Centre to discuss possible options around keeping the public toilets open. The Community Council later made the decision – very reluctantly – to take on the Community Run scheme. We felt we had no choice, knowing the importance of keeping the facility.
It’s not all bad news, as we will get a grant which will go a long way to cover costs, and of course it will still be a council building which they will maintain.
Rather than having a year round volunteer rota we hope to employ a cleaner, although we will need volunteers occasionally to cover holidays, sick time etc. This will start on the 1st of April. The Council were willing to keep the toilet under their management until September but Mick Sheehan, the current cleaner, offered to step down now in the hope that the Council will use the money saved to improve the building. .
Thank you to everyone who has given so much support to this campaign. Although the outcome is not exactly what we wanted, visitors and residents alike will continue to enjoy coming to Collieston’s beach – in comfort.