The Hub refurbishment and improvements

Further recent 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 and hope to see you all soon.

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.

Coming up

Oct
28
Thu
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 28 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
9:00 am Pumpkin Competition @ The Hub
Pumpkin Competition @ The Hub
Oct 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pumpkin Competition @ The Hub
Halloween at The Hub – Pumpkin Competition! Pumpkins will be available from The Hub on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 October (between 9am and 4pm). Carve or decorate your pumpkin, then send us a photo[...]
10:00 am Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
 
11:00 am Reading Room NEW! @ Zoom
Reading Room NEW! @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reading Room NEW! @ Zoom
Starting Thurs 29th July, this group gives you a chance to talk about books you’ve loved and share ideas for what to read next.
12:30 pm The Lunch Club @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
The Lunch Club @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Oct 28 @ 12:30 pm
The Lunch Club @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
The Lunch Club starts again on Thursday 23 Sep at 12.30pm. For a two course lunch tea/coffee, the cost is £3. Open to everyone, just turn up!
1:00 pm Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar 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 Musical Memories @ Zoom
Musical Memories @ Zoom
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Musical Memories @ Zoom
This dementia friendly group enjoys music and film from the good old days. In addition, the fabulous Gary Copland will be entertaining us. We’ll also have a special performance to mark the anniversary of the[...]
Oct
29
Fri
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 29 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
9:30 am Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly ... @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly ... @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am
Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly Tots @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
The Salvation Army parent and toddlers group has recommenced on a Friday mornings at 9.30am costing £1.50 per child. For more info, there is a Facebook group Fauldhouse Salvation Army Jelly Tots.
12:00 pm Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
On Fridays EDC will be open for The Community Food Larder from 12-1.30pm. If you need help with food then please get in touch. A new monthly membership is being trialed which is only £1[...]
2:00 pm 5-8 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
5-8 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
5-8 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
Disco, musical games, costumes, dooking for apples, doughnut strings and more!
5:00 pm 9-12 years Eastfield Halloween P... @ Eastfield Development Centre
9-12 years Eastfield Halloween P... @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
9-12 years Eastfield Halloween Party @ Eastfield Development Centre
Disco, musical games, costumes, dooking for apples, doughnut strings and more!
Oct
30
Sat
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 30 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
1:00 pm Max’s Poppy Scotland Fun Day @ Eastfield Development Centre
Max’s Poppy Scotland Fun Day @ Eastfield Development Centre
Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Max's Poppy Scotland Fun Day @ Eastfield Development Centre
Fundraising star and local lad, Max, is having a Fun Day to raise funds for Poppyscotland on Saturday 30 October at Eastfield Development Centre from 1pm-3pm. Why not pop along? There will be a bouncy castle, face painting,[...]
Oct
31
Sun
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Oct 31 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
Nov
1
Mon
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 1 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Nov 1 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Fauldhouse Art Group @ The Hub, Behar Community Room
Nov 1 @ 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[...]
1:00 pm WLC Adult Learning’s Money Matters @ Forestbank Community Centre
WLC Adult Learning’s Money Matters @ Forestbank Community Centre
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
WLC Adult Learning's Money Matters @ Forestbank Community Centre
MONEY MATTERS! Has lockdown affected your income? Do you want to take control of your money? Do you want to get money ready for Christmas? WLC’s Adult Learning has an upcoming money management course which[...]
Nov
2
Tue
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 2 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
12:00 pm Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pennies Pantry @ Fauldhouse Partnership Centre
 
2:00 pm OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen is a chance to get together, learn something new to cook and have some fun along the way. Some of the recipes we’ll be trying this summer include BBQ favourites, vegetarian and vegan[...]
Nov
3
Wed
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 3 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar 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[...]
10:30 am Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Coffee, Cake, Chat @ Salvation Army Fauldhouse
Nov 3 @ 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 @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Nov 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
A new Parent baby/toddler group (Eastfield Tots) will be starting on Wednesdays, 10.30am until 12noon. The group will be set up with seating area for adults in twos, a baby area, toddler activity area and[...]
1:00 pm Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Take a Break Craft Group @ Behar Community Room, The Hub
Nov 3 @ 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 Zoom Room @ Zoom
Zoom Room @ Zoom
Nov 3 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Yoga @ Eastfield Development Centre
Yoga @ Eastfield Development Centre
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga @ Eastfield Development Centre
Nov
4
Thu
2021
all-day Poppy Scotland Appeal
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Nov 4 all-day
Poppy Scotland Appeal
Donate in your local shop or online at the Fauldhouse Just Giving page (link to come)

Get In Touch

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

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk