Former Bank of Scotland Building - Public Ballot
The next crucial stage in our project to secure the former Bank of Scotland building for the community is now upon us.
Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative is proposing to buy the former Bank of Scotland building and garden ground on behalf of the community and to create a multi-purpose community facility. By doing this we will are looking to provide much-needed affordable housing and bunkhouse accommodation. The Initiative is committed to ensuring that any services offered will be additional and complementary to what is already available in the town and will not replicate anything that is currently being offered at Machars Action, the McNeillie Library IT suite or any other Wigtown business or organisation.
Based on what people have said in recent consultations, our ambition is to create a base from which Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative can deliver a combination of affordable rented housing aimed at local people, and bunkhouse accommodation to support tourism. We are looking at this featuring a small flexible space that might include internet access and community banking. We hope to create and deliver employment, training and volunteering opportunities.
If W&BCI is successful with the acquisition of the property, there is a framework in place for the real and democratic community ownership, development and management of 21 North Main Street. If you are not already a member, please get involved and join!
WE NEED YOUR VOTE TO ENSURE THAT THE SALE OF THE FORMER BANK OF SCOTLAND BUILDING TO THE COMMUNITY GOES AHEAD!
Those living in the following post code areas will receive a postal ballot form in the next few days.
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The voting window is now open. Your postal ballot must be received no later than 5pm on Thursday 12th July
The Ballot paper has just one question:
Do you support Wigtown & Bladnoch Community Initiative’s aim to purchase the former Bank of Scotland building at 21 North Main Street, Wigtown, on behalf of the community?
Please encourage people to say YES and post their ballot paper back in the envelope that will be included.
If you have not received your postal ballot paper by the 3rd July, please contact Machars Action who will look into it for you.