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Contribution of Melanie Tonks to the communities of Arrochar, Tarbet and Succoth

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1240: tabled on 03 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the outstanding contribution made to the communities of Arrochar, Tarbet and Succoth by Melanie Tonks since she and her late husband Billy moved to Argyll & Bute in 1999 and remembers their generosity in regularly providing a holiday chalet for people with learning difficulties free of charge; recognises Melanie’s long standing involvement in the Arrochar & Tarbet Community Development Trust and her important contribution in helping organise the annual 3 Villages GalaFest; pays tribute to the excellent service she has provided to local people since becoming Postmistress of the Arrochar Post Office in 2016, while simultaneously voluntarily running the 3 Villages Pit Stop Community Café from the same premises; notes she has also provided a shopping service for those in the community unable to do this themselves, as well as delivered daily care to an elderly person in the locality; sincerely thanks her for work in preparing food for distribution to those local people most in need during the current covid-19 pandemic; and thanks her for her outstanding commitment to this rural community and wishes her all the very best on her retirement.