The One Stop Shop concept is a national initiative launched in 2000 by the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation.

A successful Lottery bid enabled the organisation to employ development workers to promote the work.
There are around 50 schemes at various stages of development in the UK with 7 in Scotland. The ethos is to create a facility which will be self-supporting by ensuring long term funding and developing the skills of those who will manage it.

In this way it will be responsive to change in the long term. Essentially its role is to create a welcoming place which will provide variety of community facilities under one roof. The Coalburn project has been completed in three phases. Phase One was a £45,000 upgrade of the premises to ensure that they were completely accessible to people with disabilities, which included a disabled lift and toilets. Phase Two was a £550,000 renovation of the premises to make it suitable for community use. The final Phase was to access £142,000 of funding to staff the facility over the next 2/3 years. What you see today is the result of years of hard work , providing a facility which the people of Coalburn can be proud of, a facility that will be a major part in the continuing regeneration of the area.

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Official opening of Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society's new Porch with disabled access

Official opening of Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society's new Porch with disabled access, Solar and Photovoltaic Panels. The official opening ceremony took place on Monday 12th April and was carried out by Karen Gillon MSP with our local MP, local Councillor and representatives from our funders in attendance. Funding for the porch was received from Rural Priorities, Forward Scotland, Rural Communities Trust Fund and Hagshaw Hill Windfarm Trust. We also received funding from Community Energy Scotland and Rural Communities Trust Fund for funding for the Solar Panels, PV Panels, Cavity Wall Insulation for Coalburn Miners Welfare Bowling Club and Loft Insulation for Coalburn Miners' Welfare. Mr William Steele helped us with our funding application to Rural Priorities

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In the photo from left to right are: Iona McDonald, Community Energy Scotland, George Greenshields Project Manager Coalburn One Stop Shop, Karen Gillon MSP, Councillor Danny Meikle, David Mundell MP, William Steele representing Rural Priorities, Gail Foster Scottish National Heritage, Michael Cunningham Forward Scotland Peter McLeish representing Rural Communities Trust Fund Thanks


Community Shop/Food Cooperative

Community Shop/Food Cooperative in One Stop Shop There is now a community shop and food cooperative based within the One Stop Shop. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 09.00 am until 1.00 pm. Now available is fresh butcher meat and fish, fresh fruit and vegetables are also available during this time and at the Post Office outwith these times during normal Post Office opening hours. We also supply fresh free range eggs and pre packed bacon. Our produce is supplied to us through cruets cafe and all produce is collected fresh from the market each day. We also use a local supplier where possible. Fruit and vegetables can be ordered one day and will be available for collection next day. Fruit and vegetable ordered on a Tuesday will be delivered on a Thursday. For anyone wishing us to deliver their fruit and vegetables or any item from the community shop please ask and this will be arranged. Anyone wishing to visit the community shop outwith the opening times can do so by asking at the Post Office and either Helen or George will open the shop up. The community shop is run by a number of volunteers and the success of this project is very much down to the time and effort given by these volunteers. The shop has many items on offer both new goods and used goods including, adult clothes, children's clothes, books, videos, DVD's, ornaments, handbags, watches, toys, curtains, soft toys etc. Anyone wishing to donate any unwanted please contact Helen or George at the One Stop Shop or if able when passing can hand them in.

Cruets

There is an excellent cafeteria within Coalburn One Stop Shop.  This is run by Mrs Elizabeth Jamieson. There is a good varied choice of home made fayre available at a very competitive price.

The times of opening are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday  10.30am - 2.30
Friday                                  12.30pm - 2pm
Sunday                            12.30pm - 5.30pm
Wednesday                                      Closed

The café offers anything from light snacks to a full three course meal.  For more information telephone 01555 820060

 
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