One piece of good news during lockdown was that we were able to carry out some essential work, that would have been difficult to fit in during regular use. The lack of adequate drainage in the car park has been addressed and a new underground drainage channel has been dug across the gateway and down the far side of the parking area to allow excess water to run directly into the burn alongside the A84.
The hall floor has also been refurbished and looks as good as it did when it was first installed many years ago. We look forward to being able to welcome all our regular users back again .
At the AGM in June 2015 the Hall Committee decided to fundraise for a defibrillator, to be sited at the Community Hall.
When we held our 10th Birthday Afternoon Tea Party in September, the Raffle monies, along with the monies donated that day, raised over £850. This, along with other very generous donations and the Raffle monies raised at the Christmas Fayre, meant that by the end of December 2015 we had raised the money required.
The Trossachs Search & Rescue have been fantastic in helping and guiding us with the next stage of the process of purchase and appropriate installation. They also provided training in February, for some of the Hall Committee and other members of the community. The training given covered use of the defibrillator and CPR, it was a very successful evening and a further course will be offered later in the year. If you would like to attend, please contact any Committee member. At the beginning of March the defibrillator was installed at the hall.
To have raised the necessary funds and to have the machine installed in such a short time is a great achievement. A huge ‘Thank You’ to all who have given so generously in supporting the Hall Committee to have such an important potentially lifesaving machine available in our local community.
REMEMBER: The defibrillator is there for all to use.