The next Applecross Forum meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 October 2019, 6.30-8.30pm, at the Applecross Community Hall.
A number of reports were been provided prior to the most recent meeting, on 12 June, which outline progress on each of the projects. They can be found here. A separate report for the Community Fund working group can be found here.
An Activity Tracker has also been produced which outlines the main action points from each meeting, and progress to date. The Activity Tracker can be found here.
All who care about Applecross, whether residents, holiday home owners or visitors are very welcome at Forum meetings.
The Agenda will be published on local notice boards and on this website. Suggested items for the Agenda should be discussed with one of the working group, Tom O’Halloran, Forum Vice Chairman, Jess Whistance, Secretary, Gill Fairweather, Jon Glover, Sue Groocock, Owen Kilbride, Jackie Liuba, Duncan McCowan and Fiona McKenzie. Alternately, they can be sent by e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The working group was formed from volunteers at the Forum launch public meeting in November, 2017. In December a letter was sent to 40 Applecross businesses and organisations inviting them to be represented on the working group. The list of the 40 recipients and the letter can be accessed via the links below.
The Applecross Forum is an exciting new development which will facilitate regular, beneficial and ongoing communication between all stakeholders in Applecross. Such a Forum, believed to be innovative in the Highland context, will provide a completely open platform for dialogue with the Applecross Trust in which all members of our Community will be welcome to take part.
It is hoped that such dialogue will help us all to build an increasingly resilient community. The Forum will meet four times a year, and will be attended by representatives of the Applecross Trust. We hope many members of our community including representatives of a wide range of Applecross organisations and businesses will participate.
The idea of the Forum was born out of the Community Consultation exercise carried out by Strath Caulaidh Ltd, in 2016, and developed by 19 volunteers who, in March 2017, formed the original working group. For more information about how the Forum has come to be formed and how it will work see the “Background” and “Workings” pages of this website.
One of the tasks of the working group was to prepare a “Shared (Community) Vision” in parallel to the Trust’s “Estate Plan” for 2017-’26. These can be viewed via the “Shared Vision” and “Estate Plan” pages of the website.