Following on from our application for funding under the Rural Services Scheme in 2017, we unfortunately came up just short in the awarding process. This however is not the end of the road for our Community Services project. Through our consultation in February last year, and through our feasibility study, we have found that there are service needs for the local community, and the government’s own figures show the area is deprived in terms of proximity to services.
We identified that there is an aging population with 50% of residents over 40 years of age, and accept that the Club has in the past been mainly focused on physical activities enjoyed by our youth. The aims of the Community Services Project is to further identify the social and psychological needs of you the community, what services we can put in place, and what facilities we need to develop in order to provide those services. This can range from book clubs, to farming safety education, to providing a local place for our elderly to socialise and combat isolation.
Please take a couple of minutes to fill in our online survey. If you know someone who does not have access to the internet you could help them fill out the survey also.
We will make paper versions of the survey available at the club for those who prefer to fill out paper responses.