FREE Compter Classes

Art & Crafts Course

The recent Arts & Crafts course delivered in the One Stop Shop finished on Wednesday 1st April.All participants thoroughly enjoyed the course.  A completion certificate was presented to all participants at the end of the course.  The new course will start on Wednesday 22nd April from 7.00 - 9.00 pm.  After this course finishes there will be another one scheduled to begin in October. Three courses are also scheduled for next year. All the courses have been funded by the People's Health Trust.  

Computer Courses
Computer courses are currently being held in the One Stop Shop each Wednesday.  There is one class held in the morning and another in the afternoon.  All courses are fully attended.  Another seven 10 week courses are scheduled to be held over the next two years.  These courses are funded by People's Health Trust.  

Cooking Courses

Cooking courses are due to start soon in the One Stop Shop.  These will be held on a Tuesday after School hours.  The courses will be aimed at both adults and children. There will be a total of eight courses delivered over the next two years that will suit all age groups. These courses are funded by People's Health Trust If interested in any of the above please contact Helen or George at the One Stop Shop on 01555 820060.
Recycling Service
Coalburn Miners Welfare Charitable Society are able to offer the villagers of Coalburn a local
recycling service and will take any unwanted clothes, shoes, toys,  bags, books. CD’s, DVD’s or bric a brac either to sell in the Community Shop or to recycle. All funds raised by this service will go back into the community for the benefit of the community by providing vital services within the One Stop Shop.  So please support your local charity to help enable these vital services to continue. 
If you require further information on the services we provide please
contact Helen or George on 01555 820060 or visit our website:
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Active kids

An Active Kids course is scheduled to being sometime in October on Friday from 3.15 - 5.15pm with the first hourly session for youger school age children and the second hourly session for older children. These will be delivered in partnership with Health Valleys and will run for eight weeks

Ready Steady Cook

Ready Steady Cooking courses are schedualed to start in the One Stop Shop on a Thursday Afternoon from 1st August from 3.15pm - 4.45pm. These courses are aimed at school age children and the first four week session will be for primary 3 & 4 age children and the next four week session will be for primary 5 - 7 aged childern. Qualified tutors and volunteers from Healthy Valleys will deliver these courses. As demand is high booking is essential to secure a place as numbers are limited.

Computer Course

The first computer course held in the One Stop Shop made possible by funding from Coalfields Regeneration Trust and South Lanarkshire Council LEADER programme finished on Wedenesday 31st August. There were two sessions, one on a Wednesday morning and one on a Wednesday afternoon each lasting two hours. The course lasted 8 weeks and another 8 week course is due to start on Wednesday 28th September. Both sessions were well attended, with 12 on the morning class and 10 on the afternoon class. Coalfield Regeneration Trust provided funding to deliver various courses and activities in the One Stop Shop and LEADER programmed funded 12 new laptops and software.
All those participating on the course received a certificate. All filled out an evaluation form and the results are shown on the right.

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Floral Art

A Floral Art class commenced in the One Stop Shop on Wednesday 13th November and ran for 6 weeks. This proved to be a very popular course and was well attended. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the course and were awarded completion certificates on the last night. Once again this was delivered by a local lady Mrs May McNeill. We hope to be able to run another one in the Spring of 2011.
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Active Kids

Coalburn One Stop Shop in partnership with Healthy Valleys is running an 'Active Kids' course beginning the first week in November. This will be in two sessions, one session for primary 1 - 4 and the second session for primary 5 - 7. The first session will be from 3.15 - 4.15 pm with the second session from 4.15 - 5.15 pm. This will be held on a Wednesday and will be held in the main hall of the Coalburn Miners Welfare. Cost per session is £1 with a minimum of 15 spaces available for each session.

These two courses are funded from 'Awards for All'.

Ready Steady Cooking

A Course ran in partnership with Healthy Valleys finished on Tuesday 21st September. This course ran for 4 weeks for primary 6/7 school age children. This proved a very popular course and all participants thoroughly enjoyed it. They were presented with a completion certificate on the last day from Healthy Valleys.

New Support Services for the Voluntary Sector in Rural South Lanarkshire family

(VASLAN) was launched in Coalburn Miners' Welfare on Friday 17th September. Approximately 35 attended this event from various organisations throughout Rural Lanarkshire. Douglas Westwater from Community Enterprise opened the proceedings with an introduction to the new service. This was followed by a discussion and feedback session. and an Introduction to 'Infobase South Lanarkshire'. There was three workshops: Five Steps to Funding, Business Planning and Financial Governance. The conference finished with a networking lunch.

Guinness World Record attempt at Coalburn Sustainable Saturday.

Sustainable Saturday launch took place at 5.00 pm on Friday 27th August in Coalburn Miners' Welfare with Karen Gillon MSP starting the proceedings. MSP Aileen Campbell also took part in this event and was present at the launch. This event was a 'Guinness Book of World Record' attempt to generate as much electricity over 24 a twenty four hour period using bicycles. Unfortunately the record was not broken as not enough participated during the night and this resulted in the attempt being 3609 watt hours short of the target. The current record stands at 12,953 watt hours with this attempt achieving 9344 watt hours. James has contacted the 'Guinness Book of World Records' to ask if they will recognise this achievement as this was attempted over one 24 hour period and the current record was done over three eight hour periods. This event was well attended with 886 people participating in the attempt and all those you participated enjoyed the day and will receive a certificate for their efforts. There were a number of stalls at the event on the Saturday and plenty of activities for all to enjoy. 400 people attended the Open Day
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ZUMBA classes starting in Coalburn Miners' Welfare on Sunday 8th August 2010 from 7.45 - 8.45 pm

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