Raglan push ahead with plans for Spring Share Offer
Plans are on track for the launch of a Community Share Offer in the Spring of 2017 by the Raglan Community Development and Renovation Society in Harryville, Ballymena.
Despite concerns over the future of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector with the collapse of Stormont and the announcement of new elections, the Raglan project is continuing to prepare its Community Share issue with the help of Co-operative Alternatives, through Building Change Trust’s Community Shares, Ready project.
Raglan is currently undergoing a consultation process with its principal stakeholders to make them fully aware that the project will have two phases, firstly to build a £1m extension housing a community hub, with 10 business units and exhibition area and secondly to ensure that the build is used to its full potential to create the ‘social capital’ to benefit members of the Harryville community.
The Society was launched last July revealing plans to further develop the old Raglan Bar, which re-opened as the Slemish n tha Braid Credit Union in August 2015 after a £350,000 refurbishment.