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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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.
starting in Coalburn Miners' Welfare on Sunday 8th August 2010 from 7.45
- 8.45 pm.
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
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
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.
UKSE GRANT ALLOWS COALBURN COMMUNITY SHOP
COMMUNITY SHOP & FOOD COOPERATIVE
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.
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
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
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:
Q & A SERVICES
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
This service will cover
all council services:
Rent Account Queries
Council Tax Enquiries
Housing and Council Tax Benefit
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.
OTHER SERVICES WITHIN THE ONE STOP SHOP
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.
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.