Planning early for the 2017 Tares Flower Show. Get you copy here. and start growing your flowers and veg – or making those crafts for the annual competitions. Lots in the children’s sections!! Great fun for all the family.
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2017 Tarves Flower Show Schedule
The Tarves Development Trust had aquired the lease on the former GP surgery in Tarves Square. In order to keep the building and add to the economic and social activity of the village they have appointed Gill and Alfie Gray to operate a cafe within the building. This is fantastic news for a sustainable use for the building and an asset for the community.
THE MURLY TUCK OPENS FOR BUSINESS TODAY – EASTER MONDAY 17th APRIL 2017
Formartine United youth academy are setting up new girls teams as part of their football development. Click on the poster to see an enlarged copy for details. You can also Email them at email@example.com or follow them on twitter at: @FormartineUtdYA
The Tarves Folk Club are holding their annual, now fifth, TARVES RANT. An opportunity for local musicians to get to gather and learn and perform with a concert on Saturday evening in the Melvin Hall. Two free daytime sessions in the Heritage Centre and later in the Aberdeen Arms.
(Left,) Paul Johnston, along with David Hekelaar (Right) of TDT standing next to Gill and Alfie Gray and the visiting Students Charities Campaign.
As part of the journey to get all the funding in place to convert our former Doctors Surgery into a community hub, the Tarves Development Trust applied for assistance for some works (mostly disabled access) for the building. Tuesday, the Student Charities Campaign (and some of the cast of Sister Echt, this years Student Show next week in HMT) visited the Murly Tuck to see the work, their grant has helped achieve..
The Murly Tuck were running trials and training for the staff but were happy to serve the visiting students and some passing locals.
The grant from the Aberdeen Student Charities campaign was an essential element along with monies from Aberdeenshire Council top up budget, contributions from local developers to make it all happen in a complex package helped by Social Investment Scotland who support Scottish Social Enterprises with loans.
David Hekelaar and Cllr Paul Johnston, both founding trustees of Tarves Development Trust (TDT) were there to thank the students and explain the nature of the enterprise. Gill and Alfie explained they run the cafe as a business and the rental that helps the Trust with building a surplus for community funds.
The Murly tuck, run by Gill and Alfie Gray is the cafe operated in the hub and will be formally opened by Mrs Laing, whose husband was the village’s long serving GP that opened it as a surgery many years ago. Now with a new lease of life ahead, refurbished and lots of activity for the centre of the village. The opening is at 10am on Easter Monday and the Murly Tuck will be open from Tuesday 9am to 5pm onwards.
For all those who have heard about the Murly Tuck with the Tarves Development Trust Community Hub in Tarves, there is a preview night to help us celebrate completion of the work and getting ready to open. Join Gill and Alfie Gray with the TDT for a glass of something tasty and nibbles to preview the Tarves’ new community facility