A WEE BIT ABOUT US
Halfway is our home.
The aim of Particip8 Overton is the advancement of community development by providing an overall action planning framework to take a proactive and consistent stance on community initiatives, and how they should be monitored and evaluated. We will provide a collaborative approach in overseeing the development of the relevant activities by bringing appropriate partners together to promote and improve the Cambuslang East areas including the communities of Cairns, Circuit, Drumsagard, Flemington, Gilbertfield, Greenlees, Halfway, Hallside, Lightgburn, Newton, Overton, Scottish Specials and Westburn.
WHAT WE DO.
P8 ANNUAL EVENTS
We, as your local charity, have been busy over the past 10 YEARS! Hosting our annual events such as The Easter & Summer Gala, Fireworks and our Wonderful Wintery (sometimes wet) Christmas Lights Switch On with Santa and elves included! Halfway is an area that you all well know is in very much need of a lot of T.L.C. Our annual events are extremely popular & successful now! We aim to make all of our events and activities free of charge and totally inclusive to all local residents. Our Particip8 volunteers work tirelessly to help our community feel welcome, happy & safe and that they have a sense of belonging at events such as these.
Our local base unit - The Particip8 Community HUB is beginning to pick up now. We have LEAP to thank for that with their regular use of the HUB for their meetings, training, etc. Also, The Halfway Community Council hold their monthly meetings at the HUB. We have our own local community hero Councillor Walter Brogan (who is one of the founders of P8), as well as Councillor Alistar Fulton, hosting their monthly surgeries at our HUB. We also hold our own monthly Committee Meetings. We welcome residents from all areas of The Halfway to attend! Please see our P8/HUB Calendar tab on the left for dates and times...
Can Particip8 Overton Help You?
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 you with setting up the group if we can. If you know of any group looking for premises please ask them to get in touch via email - email@example.com or leave a voice message on 01416418015
This project will only work if the whole community gets involved to maximize 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, hold local meetings, training space, activities, projects and events and any other service that will benefit the community.
The HUB 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.
The bottom line is, it’s a facility to benefit the whole of the Halfway areas, 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.
MEET THE TEAM
Secretary & Engagements Officer