Community company builds for the future
COMMUNITY members in Acharachle have been busy lately, sprucing up the village buildings and giving new businesses a helping hand.
Acharacle Community Company is a small non-profit-making organisation, whose aims including managing assets for the community.
The company held a produce and craft market at Shielbridge Hall last Thursday April 20.
On sale were freshly-baked bread and cakes. Refreshments were available with money going towards fundraising for local groups. And local crafts were on offer providing the opportunity to find unique gifts.
The company is hoping this will be the first of many markets which it wishes to hold throughout the summer months in a bid to support the local communi- ty and give a warm welcome to visitors.
People power also prevailed with the company’s efforts to give the village’s old post office a makeover.
On April 2, families and friends painted the buildings as a new business was set to open on Easter weekend. A spokesperson for the community company said: ‘Thanks to our wonderful band of helpers at the post office buildings yesterday we managed to get the whole of the gable end of the building painted and lots of rhodies cut back, the fence tidied and all sorts of rubbish taken away. Also big thanks to Heather for great refreshments to keep the workers going and to the sun for shining. All great to get Na’vi Organics off to a good start when it opens.’
The former Acharacle post office gets a make- over.