14 March 2011

Open Air Market at Platform 22

Our latest planning application at Platform 22 is for an Open Air Market. We hope to be able to offer the village a range of fresh produce, local arts & crafts and at the same time support local businesses in these hard times.

The village has been hit rather hard in the last six months with the loss & closure of Mother Hubbard's and G&D Sinclairs the butcher. Its going to be a real loss to the community, as well as for the representation of small independent village businesses helping keep Torphins alive. It has motivated David and I to give local businesses and village community groups an opportunity to connect with the villagers.

If anyone has a chance to lend a little bit of time please take a moment to post a message of support with Aberdeenshire Council by the 24th of March 2011. You can submit your comments by following the link http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/apps/detail.asp?ref_no=APP/2011/0510 and your help is very much appreciated.

6 March 2011

Networking 2011 .. thats what it's all about!

For some reason this year seems to have such an importance for community and networking .. it must be something to do with the financial situation the the Press seem so keen to scare us with. I'm trying to tell myself to keep positive and so far this year it is! Onwards and upwards..

Today I have finally got the chance to get to the computer .. its been an incredibly busy week with commissions, new ventures, NEOS and just juggling everything along with family too! Anyway, I realised that I missed the launch of a blog I wrote for Joanne Dewberry about "Sale or Return" .. if you haven't seen it please check it out at www.joannedewberry.co.uk

Joanne Dewberry - www.joannedewberry.co.uk - Dorset Business Mum Of The Year - Business Mum Guru

Dorset Business Mum of the Year (and many other awards) an excellent blog about her journey from mum to business guru.