On 9th September the Community Centre will be showcasing the achievements they have made since taking over the Cotton Street site in 2019.
The Centre now offers 12 meeting rooms (including the gym where local paralympic judo gold medal winner Sean Allan trains). These rooms have state of the art audio visual facilities and high speed wi-fi. The Centre is staffed at all times and provides IT support.
Over 50 groups currently use the Centre, including toddlers and children’s activities, language classes, many different hobby groups and sports groups.
At the Open Day there will be a coffee morning (10.00-12.00) and Soup and Sweet (12.00-14.00) using the in-house catering facilities.
Several of the groups that use the Centre will also be exhibiting at the Open Day including the u3a (University of the Third Age) with representatives from some of their 40+ interest groups including hobbies, transport, travel and outings. The CD IT Centre, The Better Lives Partnership and the Golden Day Club will be represented and Trustees will also be in attendance and will be happy to chat with anyone interested how the Centre is being developed for the community, or just join in to help.
The current footfall has risen from 884 in 2021 to over 12,000 currently and it is encouraging to see many local businesses using the meeting and catering facilities. The trustees want to make sure that the Centre continues to develop and serve the Stewartry communities.