Carsphairn Community Website
Carsphairn's shop has been community owned since 1995 when the then owners decided to sell up. In danger of losing this valuable community asset, a Community Council steering group raised the funds necessary to purchase the shop premises for the community.
Carsphairn Village Shop Ltd (CVSL) was formed to manage the shop and its tenants.
Membership is open to all residents of the community for which a membership costing £1 per person is paid annually. This gives members a voting right at the AGM in June. Membership forms are available below.
CVSL is a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered at Companies House. The Board of management is made up of local people who are members of the company and who apply to become Directors, giving up their time for free. The Directors are the Landlords and maintain the building and liaise with the tenants.
The Directors are not paid and are not responsible for any debts incurred by the company.
After devastating flooding in 2015, the shop interior has been refurbished to create a light, airy tearoom while still retaining its general grocery section.
The shop business is run by our tenants Lindsay and Paul. Please see the Shop page for details of their current opening times etc.
Chairman - Rory Clark Kennedy
Company Secretary - Sandy Moffat
Secretary - Gail Challis
Treasurer - Rory Clark Kennedy
Property Inspector - David McMillan
Board Members - Karen Hall, Nigel Martin, Jean Cowley, Trevor Molineux, Fiona Clubb
To contact CVSL, please email the Chairman.