The Hub refurbishment

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 recently 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 in the current circumstances, 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 has been 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 will need a clean and Covid spray, ready for when Scottish Government guidelines allow staff to work from the building again in a safe manner. The F&BV CDT team are looking forward to it 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

Aug
2
Mon
2021
10:00 am Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Neil’s Hugs Foundation @ The Hub, Benhar Community Room
Aug 2 @ 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
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
Aug
3
Tue
2021
2:00 pm OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
OPAL Kitchen @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
2:00 pm OPAL Voices @ Zoom
OPAL Voices @ Zoom
Aug 3 @ 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!.
Aug
4
Wed
2021
10:00 am Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Sewing with Sandra @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 4 @ 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 Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Tots @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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
Aug 4 @ 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 taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Yoga taster session @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug
5
Thu
2021
1:00 pm Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Stronger Together Group @ Benhar Community Room, The Hub
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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[...]
Aug
6
Fri
2021
12:00 pm Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Eastfield Community Larder @ Eastfield Development Centre
On Fridays EDC will be open for The Community Food Larder from 12-2pm. If you need help with food then please get in touch. (Please note that a membership scheme will be running from February[...]

Get In Touch

  Address: The Hub, 10 Main Street, Fauldhouse, EH47 9HX

  Phone: 01501 773 699

  Web: www.fauldhouse.org.uk