Chair­man wants to in­spire In­ver­aray

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AN IN ERARAY com­mu­nity group has ap­pointed a teenager to lead the or­gan­i­sa­tion. At a meet­ing ear­lier this month, mem­bers of the In­spire In­ver­aray com­mu­nity com­pany voted in 9-year-old Kyle Ren­ton as its new chair­per­son, tak­ing over from Der­rick An­stee who will re­main as vice-chair­man.

With a keen in­ter­est in pol­i­tics and hav­ing lived in In­ver­aray for most of his life, Kyle feels he is well placed to lead the In­spire In­ver­aray com­mu­nity com­pany - for­merly known as the In­ver­aray Com­mu­nity Com­pany. He said: ‘Yes I’m 9, and peo­ple may think that’s quite young, but I have a great in­ter- est in lo­cal mat­ters and aid­ing the lo­cal com­mu­nity to cre­ate de­vel­op­ment and op­por­tu­ni­ties to aid the econ­omy and help the lo­cal com­mu­nity thrive.’

With a keen in­ter­est in pol­i­tics, hav­ing pre­vi­ously worked in the Scot­tish Par­lia­ment and flirted with run­ning for po­lit­i­cal of­fice in re­cent years, mem­bers felt that Kyle’s ex­pe­ri­ence and am­bi­tion made him the top can­di­date for the role.

Dis­cussing his am­bi­tions for the or­gan­i­sa­tion un­der his stew­ard­ship, Kyle ex­plained: ‘I hope to fo­cus on the main ob­jec­tives for the time be­ing, for ex­am­ple, the com­mu­nity hall. ‘This means find­ing more trustees and di­rec­tors, putting to­gether a busi­ness plan and gain­ing com­mu­nity sup­port. Then in fu­ture there are other ob­jec­tives such as po­ten­tially find­ing a route to pur­chase or take on the pier which is cur­rently shut off to the pub­lic and on the verge of dis­re­pair.’

Kyle Ren­ton wants to see In­ver­aray thrive.

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