The Hub

Refurbishments and improvements to The Hub 2019/20

It seems no time since The Hub opened in 2011 following a Community Asset Transfer from WLC and refurbishment in 2010/11. Time and the Scottish weather have not been too kind to F&BV CDT’s building. Many leaks later, the building has had an overdue upgrade to keep the rain out and the heat in.

The Hub has a brand new sign, replacement shutters, the heating upgraded and a new coat of paint inside. Everything looks lovely and fresh. Stonework, roofing and guttering repairs have also been completed. All work completed was weather and guideline dependent.

This work was funded by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund, a fund administered and managed by West Lothian Council. F&BV CDT were delighted to receive the award at the end of 2019.

What an improvement, we’re sure you’ll agree. It is now an older building Fauldhouse can be proud of again.

As with the rest of the country, The Hub was temporarily closed due to Covid 19 with staff working remotely while some of this work was completed and at F&BV CDT’s other building, the Eastfield Development Centre.

The Hub’s offices were cleaned and Covid sprayed, ready for when Scottish Government guidelines allowed staff to work from the building again in a safe manner. The F&BV CDT team are now back in the building.

The Hub, external work in progress

10 Main Street, May 2020

10 Main Street, May 2020

The original refurbishment 2010/11

F&BV CDT bought a building to create a self-sustaining facility for the communities of Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley.

Ownership of 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse was obtained on 31 March 2010. 95% of the purchase price was awarded by the Big Lottery Growing Community Assets fund and the remaining 5% came from LEADER (European funding).

The Hub during its refurbishment

10 Main Street during its original refurbishment

The building refurbishment was completed by May 2011. Funding for the construction works and new equipment needed came from the Lottery Growing Community Assets fund, The Levenseat Trust (Landfill Tax), Third Sector Enterprise Fund (Scottish Government) and LEADER (European funds).

The Hub provides premises for the F&BV CDT and is the base for the F&BV CDT’s current and future projects. The Breich Valley Information Service and then the West Lothian Social Enterprise Network (WLSEN) have been housed in The Hub through the years.

The interior being refurbished

Initial running costs have been mostly grant funded (by the Lottery), with an ever increasing amount raised through income generation. Income is raised from room rentals and project management. The intention is for the building to be self-sustaining.

Here are some of the ideas for The Hub that came from our original community consultation

  • A venue for positive activities for local people, including health walks, youth events, arts & crafts/sewing/cooking workshops and a Community Cinema
  • Retail space for small social economy groups and local businesses
  • Office space for voluntary organisations and social economy groups
  • Printing and administration services for community groups, social economy groups and local businesses
  • An outreach venue for various West Lothian-wide agencies involved with employment, business start-up assistance, skills training, volunteering, youth projects etc.
  • A coffee area for people to socialise (without alcohol) and meet informally
  • A soft play area for pre-school children
  • A gallery for local artists and educational displays
  • Access to all types of information

Solar Electricity PV (Photovoltaic) Panels

Renewable Resources Scotland Ltd installed solar cells to the roof to generate our own electricity from the sun. We could meet a big part of our electricity costs, whilst reducing our carbon footprint, over the next 25 years.

Your Community Calendar

May
23
Mon
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 23 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
10:00 am Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Baby Boogie @ Eastfield Development Centre
 
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neil's Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Support group who have lost someone to suicide. No appointments, just turn up, kettle will be on! £2 donation for refreshments. The Hub are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if[...]
10:00 am Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
 
11:00 am Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toe Tapping Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
 
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
May 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
6:00 pm Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boxing (Under 18s) @ Fauldhouse United
 
7:00 pm Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arts and Crafts @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (room 2)
Sports and Wellbeing for All Trust Nicola Mullen
8:00 pm Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
May 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boxing (Adults) @ Fauldhouse United
 
May
24
Tue
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 24 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Our OPAL Voices group sing songs from favourite musicals as well as from iconic singers and bands. Sing the blues away!.
4:45 pm Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
May 24 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
3 Years plus
5:00 pm SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Acrotrix P3
5:55 pm SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
May 24 @ 5:55 pm – 6:40 pm
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P3) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
Cheerleading P3
5:55 pm SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 5:55 pm – 6:40 pm
SMK Dance Works (Lyrical P1 & P2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Lyrical P1 & P2
6:00 pm Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Youth Club @ Eastfield Development Centre
P7+ Come along every week and take part, decide what you would like to do.  Activities, chill out area, crafts, games. Meet up with friends and make new friends. Please give Sally a call at[...]
6:50 pm SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 24 @ 6:50 pm – 7:35 pm
SMK Dance Works (Acrotrix P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Acrotrix P3
6:50 pm SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
May 24 @ 6:50 pm – 7:35 pm
SMK Dance Works (Cheerleading P4) @ Salvation Army Hall 2
Cheerleading P3
May
25
Wed
2022
9:15 am Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Community Playgroup @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
May 25 @ 9:15 am – 11:30 am
Pre school 9.15-11.30am (£9 morning) or 9.15am-2pm (£20 full day)
9:30 am Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Walking Group @ Starts at Longridge
Sports and Wellbeing for All Laura Hunter
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY FULL We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also[...]
10:30 am Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee Cake Chat at the Fauldhouse Salvation Army is starting back again on Wednesdays from 10.30am-12.30pm. Everyone is welcome to drop in!
10:30 am Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots (Age 0-5yrs) @ Eastfield Development Centre
A Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) is at EDC on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group is set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and large toy[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
We are asking all individuals in the groups to continue to donate, if they are able, £2 per person which helps go toward room costs, tea/coffee and biscuits. We also ask you please bring your[...]
2:00 pm Blackfaulds Court Activity Group... @ The Bield
Blackfaulds Court Activity Group... @ The Bield
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Blackfaulds Court Activity Group 60+ @ The Bield
Face to Face Group for those over 60+
2:00 pm Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Zoom Room @ Zoom
A fun way to spend an hour with quizzes, games, entertainment, seated exercise and chat. Summer highlights include armchair travel to Hawaii, a seated ceilidh, a sing-along ‘name that tune’ with Sandy, and some laughter[...]
3:00 pm Online Yoga @ Online sessions
Online Yoga @ Online sessions
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Online Yoga @ Online sessions
Booking essential to join this group
4:45 pm Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
May 25 @ 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Little Penguins (3 years plus) @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre (Swimming Pool)
3 Years plus
5:15 pm SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap P7-S2) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Ballet and Tap P7-S2
5:15 pm SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap ... @ Salvation Army Hall 1
May 25 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
SMK Dance Works (Ballet and Tap S3+) @ Salvation Army Hall 1
Ballet and Tap S3+
6:00 pm Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Boxing (P3-P7) @ Fauldhouse United
P3-P7

Get In Touch

  Address: F&BV CDT, The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk