Comunn Eachdraidh Nis are looking to develop land outside their premises - and need your help to do it.

An application has been lodged with the Aviva Community Fund, and requires votes from the public in order to be successful.

CEN would like to develop a bit of waste ground next to the building and have a landscaped garden with a sheltered seating area and polytunnel with raised beds which would be easily accessible to day club members and also local special needs children who use the centre on a regular basis as part of their weekly curriculum. The centre is set in a crofting community and many of the day club members have crofting backgrounds. 

The garden and polytunnel would enable them to use their crofting skills in a comfortable setting. The vegetables grown in the polytunnel could then be used in the café. 

The demand for the development of the Comunn Eachdraidh and its services has been highlighted in a number of community consultations. 

CEN is governed by a group of local volunteers who wish to develop an assest for the local community. 

The project aims to establish an innovative heritage hub to benefit the local community and visitors to the area providing them with a meeting place and resource centre. 

Cut backs in local authority funding have highlighted the need for regeneration at community level in areas such as North Lewis which are classed as fragile.

Other rural communities look to Comunn Eachdraidh Nis as something to aspire to and often consult on their develpoments.

A pleasant outdoor area where the day club members, volunteers and family and friends can come to do some work or just to relax would be an welcome addition to the centre.

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