The Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust’s proposal to create a modern volunteer-run Community Museum, with space for Community Activities / Facilities and the ability to be self-funding at least for its day to day operation and activities, in the Ballgreen Hall and ex-Library Complex is moving forward.
The Community Consultation Process has been taking place. There has been a terrific response from the Communities of Avondale, with the levels of input reported to be far in excess of that usually experienced in such processes. This demonstrates the desire of our Community to participate and contribute to where we live and where many work. This is great news for the health of our Community as we move forward.
The majority of survey respondents (92%) expressed support for the proposal. However, very importantly, constructive comments have been received to allow refinement of the proposal. The Trust is presently developing business plans and potential funding streams to allow completion of its Feasibility Study, so it’s busy but very interesting times for the Trust and its Members & Friends.