For the last several months, Fauldhouse Community Development Trust has been in discussions with West Lothian Council about taking over the management of the Eastfield Centre.
The idea came about after several community groups approached the Trust with the suggestion that the building could be used for a number of community based activities.
A working group consisting of several of these local community groups and interested residents was formed to take this idea forward.
The group has been extremely busy over the last few months and has successfully raised the funds to carry out some essential repairs in the building including the purchase of a new boiler.
Since joining the Trust in June, I have been continually impressed by the dedication of the group and the love that there is in the community for the Eastfield Centre.
All the hard work is close to paying off as discussions with West Lothian Council are close to reaching their conclusion. The Trust hope to take over the management of the Eastfield Centre in the spring.
We want the building to be a creative and vibrant space that the whole community can be proud of. To ensure that this happens, we need your help now.
There is a lot that requires to be done in the coming months to ensure that the building is success. Are you able to help with any of the following tasks:
- Do you have any ideas for events or activities that you would like to see run at the Eastfield Centre?
- Are you able to organise or assist with a fundraising event?
- Do you have experience of photography or video production?
- Could you run a stall promoting Eastfield?
No matter what your skills, we would be delighted to hear from you. The next meeting of the Eastfield Centre Working Group is on Wednesday 22nd February at 6pm at the Trust’s office on 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX. The meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
If you can’t make the meeting, but are still interested in getting involved, please call me on 01501 773 699 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.