Particip8 Overton: The sign is up and the Particip8
Community HUB is here at last!!!
The main areas of the HUB have now been refurbished and we are hopeful of funding to enable us to complete the rest of the work very soon. Our opening day on Saturday 20th November 2017 was the start a period of consultation with the residents of Cambuslang East on possible uses for the HUB and we are very keen for innovative ideas particularly for new clubs/groups.
We already have a lot of interest, but we are very keen to hear your opinions and ideas for using this space, so if you have a group, or would like to start a group, we'd be happy to hear from you and will help if we can. If you know of any group looking for premises please ask them to get in touch via our FEEDBACK page initially. For Bookings or enquiries please contact 07419171325.
This project will only work if the whole community gets involved to maximise the use of the HUB for community based events and as part of that we have ensured that we have great disabled access, which means that the whole community can be a part of it. We also have baby changing facilities for mums and dads with young families.
One of our goals is to use the HUB to provide information and assistance to local people whether it be to get a job, find out about benefits, contact an elected representative, get financial advice or any other service that will benefit the community. To make this effective we need volunteers to help man the HUB so that it is available to the community at times when they need it most.
The bottom line is, it’s a facility for the benefit of the whole Cambuslang East Community, without the full backing of that community we will not be able to sustain it.
Please give your support and if we can make the HUB work, we could go on to bigger and better facilities much needed in our area.
If you have any comments we would be glad to hear them, please complete the FEEDBACK form on this website and we'll be in touch.
Particip8 Overton: Particip8 Community Events 2017
Easter Fun Day - Saturday 15th April 2017 from 1 to 4pm at North Halfway Hall
Summer Fun Day - Saturday 29th July 2017 from 1 to 4pm at North Halfway Hall
Fireworks Display - Saturday 4th November 2017 from 6.30 to 8pm at North Halfway Hall
Christmas Lights Event - Saturday 25th November from 3 to 4.30pm at Community HUB
Christmas Lights Switch On Event Success 2016
A great day was had by all on Saturday, many thanks to the St. Brides School Choir, Cairns and St, Cadoc’s Joint Choir, Park View School Choir, Flemington-Hallside Church Choir and the Salvation Army Band. Not forgetting Santa Claus and his Elves and a big Particip8 thank you to Ross Murray our MC/DJ for all the music and banter.
Our bucket collection on the day was an excellent £89.14 which has been donated to the REACH Charity.
Particip8 Overton: Fireworks Display 2016
This year’s event was an extravagant spectacle and our estimates reckon there was a crowd of between 1,500 and 2,000 people who flocked to watch this year’s Fireworks Display doubling or tripling last years estimates.
A huge thank you to Glenn Jamieson and his fellow BB Officers for the many hours it took to put on the display, before, during and after the event. Also our small team of Particip8 volunteers who worked so hard over many weeks to make the event a success.
The atmosphere this year was tremendous thanks to Gillian and her team of CamGlen Radio volunteers who provided the music for the display and David Wilson our MC who did an excellent job keeping the crowd entertained.
All in all a great team effort, if you would like to volunteer to help at any of our Particip8 Events please contact us via our FEEDBACK page and we will get in touch with you.
After much discussion we have decided that this year's Fireworks Display will be on Saturday 4th November which we hope will benefit families with young children.
Particip8 Overton: Summer Gala Day 2016
This years event was a great succes but was again cut short by torrential rain, however as last year the CamGlen Radio team were on hand to keep the festivities going in the hall. A great time was had by all.
Particip8 Overton: Fundraising Successes
We've had a lot of success over the summer and we are delighted at the responses to our appeals for funding from a variety of sources. We are very grateful to all the organisations who sponsored us and we are working hard to put these donations to good use.
The Drumsagard Trust were first in line with a promise of £3,000 to assist with the HUB fit-out once the lease is signed. This generous donation will go towards a new kitchen, some lighting, heating system and Health and Safety materials etc.
Next the National Lottery Awards for All weighed in with £3,862.00 to purchase a Marquee for our various events (weather permitting).
Foundation Scotland gave us a grant of £1,930.00 for tables and chairs to get the HUB up and running.
The Financial Inclusion Network gave us a grant of £3,100.00 to provide CCTV Camera Network, Security Alarm system, Broadband/Phone installation.
The Healthy n Happy Community Chest donated a princely sum of £1,000 to cover some of the Fireworks Display costs and partly to help with the refurbishment of the HUB.
Morrison's and Greggs have donated food items to our Funday and Fireworks Display to help make our events a great success.
A whole host of local groups , Parent Councils, Residents Associations, Community Council and a host of local companies are helping to fund our annual fireworks display again this year.
Particip8 Overton: Let's make change happen, together.
The Particip8 Overton boundary has been expanded to include all areas of Cambuslang East; a Steering Group has been formed to include members who are from, or working within, our area.
The project has the support of South Lanarkshire Council, Local Councillors, Police Scotland, Halfway Community Council, Tenants/Residents Groups and agencies working in the area on our behalf.
To be completely successful we must have, and be able to demonstrate that we have, the full support of our local community and we urge you to get involved.
As stated above, we are currently in discussions with South Lanarkshire Council with a view to securing the long term lease of 2 shop units (formerly Munro's Newsagents) for use as a Community Hub.
It is hoped the property will be used by local groups and voluntary agencies supporting our community. We will give full details as soon as possible.
The aim of the Particip8 Overton Steering Group is to provide a collaborative approach in overseeing the development of the relevant activities by bringing appropriate partners together to promote and improve the Cambuslang East area.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY
Roles and responsibilities of members will be to:
Provide an overall action planning framework to take a proactive and consistent stance on community initiatives, and how they should be monitored and evaluated.
Identify and analyse all community activities/projects already being carried out by Particip8 Overton Steering Group (including scheduling, costing and responsibility for implementation).
Prioritise those community development activities that have the most impact and identify those that should be improved, expanded and potentially not taken forward.
Clearly identify and delineate the roles and responsibilities of members in managing community activities in the area.
Identify opportunities for synergies with other community-based agencies in the area.
Identify potential additional sources of funding to support community activities.
Strengthen participatory engagement with local residents through community activities
The steering group will consist of representatives from the following partner agencies:
Locally Elected Representatives
South Lanarkshire Council’s Housing & Technical Resources
Tenants and Residents Associations
Eva Burrows First Stop Project
Lightburn Elderly Association Project (LEAP)
Local Community Councils
Other members as identified by the group who are able to assist in the development of the initiative