Opinions on future of new hub wanted
Facility is opened
Organisers at Particip8 Overton are calling on residents and locla groups to get involved with their new community hub.
The facility was opened last week with many people dropping by to have a look and enjoy the refreshments and goodies on offer.
Part of the event was aimed at encouraging folk to share their opinions on what they want to see in the wider Halfway area, which is badly lacking in investment.
And Jim Walker, Particip8 secretary, says they are still looking for opinions.
“It’s an ongoing process,” he said. “We are doing a survey which started in the hub and will now go around the community.
“Once we have got that information together we will take it from there but it’s been an encouraging start.”
Jim reckons the hub will be a perfect alternative for local groups and also information events.
“The idea is to provide a low cost, or no cost, alternative for local; groups,” he said. “The charge of hiring halls can also be prohibitive.
“Even if you have an idea for starting an inclusive group, we can help set that up and make the facilities available.
“Another thing that was brought up at the opening was the problems people are having with benefits.
An idea we have is to link up with the various agencies such as the CAB or credit union so people can find out more.”
The hub can be found in the Halfway Precinct just off Hamilton Road.
Anyone wanting more information can drop by, go to www.particip8overton.com or call 07419171325 .
Jim added: “We’re also looking for volunteers.
“For anything like this to be a success we really need more people to come along and help out.”
Group goals The board at Particip8 Overton are (from left) Alison Kennedy, Mary Roy, Jane Brogan, Margaret McDonald, Gillie Feron and Jim Walker