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Computer Course

With funding received from Awards for All a computer course based on Word Processing was delivered in the One Stop Shop and ran for 7 weeks. There were two classes delivered on a Wednesday, one from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon and the other from 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm and both were very well attended with 10 signed up for each class. A certificate was presented on the last day, Wednesday 24th November to each student who completed the course. Another more advanced course is due to begin on Wednesday 12th January and will run for 9 weeks. There are some spaces available for anyone interested in attending the course in January. Contact Helen on 01555 820060 or e-mail: helendonnelly@coalburnmw.org.uk.

Floral Art

A Floral Art class commenced in the One Stop Shop on Wednesday 13th November and ran for 6 weeks. This proved to be a very popular course and was well attended. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the course and were awarded completion certificates on the last night. Once again this was delivered by a local lady Mrs May McNeill. We hope to be able to run another one in the Spring of 2011.

Active Kids

Coalburn One Stop Shop in partnership with Healthy Valleys is running an 'Active Kids' course beginning the first week in November. This will be in two sessions, one session for primary 1 - 4 and the second session for primary 5 - 7. The first session will be from 3.15 - 4.15 pm with the second session from 4.15 - 5.15 pm. This will be held on a Wednesday and will be held in the main hall of the Coalburn Miners Welfare. Cost per session is £1 with a minimum of 15 spaces available for each session.

These two courses are funded from 'Awards for All'.

Ready Steady Cooking

A Course ran in partnership with Healthy Valleys finished on Tuesday 21st September. This course ran for 4 weeks for primary 6/7 school age children. This proved a very popular course and all participants thoroughly enjoyed it. They were presented with a completion certificate on the last day from Healthy Valleys.

New Support Services for the Voluntary Sector in Rural South Lanarkshire

(VASLAN) was launched in Coalburn Miners' Welfare on Friday 17th September. Approximately 35 attended this event from various organisations throughout Rural Lanarkshire. Douglas Westwater from Community Enterprise opened the proceedings with an introduction to the new service. This was followed by a discussion and feedback session. and an Introduction to 'Infobase South Lanarkshire'. There was three workshops: Five Steps to Funding, Business Planning and Financial Governance. The conference finished with a networking lunch.

Guinness World Record attempt at Coalburn Sustainable Saturday

Sustainable Saturday launch took place at 5.00 pm on Friday 27th August in Coalburn Miners' Welfare with Karen Gillon MSP starting the proceedings. MSP Aileen Campbell also took part in this event and was present at the launch. This event was a 'Guinness Book of World Record' attempt to generate as much electricity over 24 a twenty four hour period using bicycles. Unfortunately the record was not broken as not enough participated during the night and this resulted in the attempt being 3609 watt hours short of the target. The current record stands at 12,953 watt hours with this attempt achieving 9344 watt hours. James has contacted the 'Guinness Book of World Records' to ask if they will recognise this achievement as this was attempted over one 24 hour period and the current record was done over three eight hour periods. This event was well attended with 886 people participating in the attempt and all those you participated enjoyed the day and will receive a certificate for their efforts. There were a number of stalls at the event on the Saturday and plenty of activities for all to enjoy. 400 people attended the Open Day.


ZUMBA classes
starting in Coalburn Miners' Welfare on Sunday 8th August 2010 from 7.45 - 8.45 pm.

Salsa classes

We also received funding from 'Awards for All' to run salsa classes. These classes started on the 6th May and are scheduled to last 48 weeks. The classes are on every Thursday between 2pm and 3pm. We have places available so if anyone is interested please contact Helen or George at the One Stop Shop on 01555 820060.


Funding was received from ' Awards for All' to deliver computer courses in the One Stop Shop. This was very well attended and we have enough people signed up to run two beginners courses initially. ALVO is providing the tutors for these two courses. They will both be on a Wednesday with one class running from 10.00 am until 12.00 noon and the next class running from 1.00 pm until 3.00 pm. This is scheduled to begin the first week in June and will run for eight weeks. We have funding to run another two courses and intend to run these in the Autumn.

Computer Class at Coalburn One Stop Shop

Nine students completed a basic training computer course at Coalburn One Stop Shop. This course was delivered by JHP training and the tutor was Andrew McCrory. This was made possible by the students being able to access ILA (Individual Learning Accounts) and most were able to claim £200 towards courses for the year 2009. People can access ILA accounts if their income is less than £18,000 per year, unemployed or if they are in receipt of benefits. This course was delivered over a four week period and each course lasted 3 hours. Most of the students are going onto complete an Advanced Computer Training Course at a later date (hopefully within the next month), also to be held within the One Stop Shop and delivered by JHP Training. There will also be a number of other basic training courses and Microsoft accredited courses available soon. An open day within the One Stop Shop is planned for 20th May 2009 for anyone wishing to access information on these courses. There will also be a representative in attendance from the Credit Union who wish to start a service in Coalburn. Anyone interested in attending any course or anyone wishing to require any further information regarding any of the above or other services available within the One Stop Shop can contact Helen or George on 01555 820060.

Pictured are 8 of the 9 students receiving their certification with tutor Andrew McCrory.

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Services Leaflet

Pictured above: Yvonne Howley from LEADER programme, Ann Clyde area Manager from UK Steel Enterprise, George Greenshields Centre Manager, Helen Donnelly
and 5 volunteers: Ann Buchanan, Jim McLean, Annette McLean, Cirsty Elliot, Sally Thomson.

News Release

Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society/One Stop Shop has no external funding to pay revenue or running costs. We have looked at ways to raise funds to keep the vital service that we provide for our local community. We came up with the idea to run a community shop and food cooperative. We have put a bid into the Lottery to purchase a local building that would be used for the community shop but we will not know if we have been successful until May 2009. Since the Busy Bees crèche sadly closed at the end of September 2008 we brought forward our plans and have opened the community shop/food cooperative in the crèche. This has been open since 6th October 2008. We have been fortunate to have first class volunteers who without their help would not be able to operate. We would also like to thank all who donated a very high quality of goods to the community shop, books, toys, DVD’s, videos, various household items and all have sold well. If anyone wishes to donate to the community shop goods can be brought in Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. The opening hours of the community shop are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10.00 am – 2.00 pm. These hours may be extended and anyone wishing to volunteer can contact Helen or George at the One Stop Shop on 01555 820060.

Fruit and vegetables can be ordered on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and will be available for collection the following day.


'Awards For All'

Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society received a grant from Big Lottery 'Awards for All' for ££9,290.

This is to enable us to deliver the following activities within the One Stop Shop:

Computer Classes
Flower Arranging
Salsa Classes
Active Kids Classes
Ready Steady Cook

If anyone is interested in any of the above please contact the One Stop Shop on 01555 820060 or e-mail:


We now have South Lanarkshire Council Question & Answer Service in our One Stop Shop. It will be available every Thursday from 1.15 pm – 4.15 pm starting from 12th March 2009.

This service will cover all council services:

Rent Account Queries
Council Tax Enquiries
Housing and Council Tax Benefit
Housing repairs
Special uplifts
Blue Badges
Leisure Enquiries

We hope the people of Coalburn will use this vital service as the staff at the One Stop Shop has worked hard over the last year to bring this service to the community. The council have said if this is a success other council services e.g. money matters may also follow.


Services we provide within the One Stop Shop include a Post Office, ‘Free to use’ Cash Machine, Routes to Work South, Heritage Centre, Citizen Advice Bureau, Free Solicitor Advice, Councillor’s Surgeries, Salsa Classes, Cruets café, Rooms to let from small meeting rooms to larger rooms and conference facilities. We can also accommodate wedding parties and birthday parties etc and catering can be provided if required. To access information regarding any of the services we provide you can logon to our website at www.coalburn.org.uk. There is also a DVD on this site to view.

 New Cash Machine at the One Stop Shop

 9.00 am 5.00pm Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday & Friday with a half hour break for lunch between 12.30 1.00pm
and open 9.00 am 12.30pm on a Wednesday and Saturday.

We are pleased that once again the people of Coalburn will have this facility especially following the closure of local sub post offices.


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