20 £25,000 BOOST Wind­fall for good causes

Co-op grants for groups

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - An­drea Lam­brou

Christ­mas has come early for com­mu­nity groups across East Kil­bride thanks to a £25,000 fes­tive fund­ing boost.

Six lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions mak­ing a real dif­fer­ence to com­mu­ni­ties through­out South La­nark­shire re­ceived a share of the cash from the Co-op lo­cal com­mu­nity fund.

East Kil­bride Com­mu­nity Trans­port, cash­less cloth­ing swap shop Sasoss and Life­saver Scot­land – Blood­bikes were among those who ben­e­fit­ted from the scheme.

This is the lat­est round of pay outs from the fund gen­er­ated by over 21,000 Co-op mem­bers in South La­nark­shire.

Over­all, the Co-op has in­vested over £50,000 in 18 groups in East Kil­bride since the mem­ber­ship scheme launched just over two years ago.

Co-op mem­bers – who re­ceive a five per cent re­ward for them­selves with a fur­ther one per cent go­ing to lo­cal causes when they buy own-brand prod­ucts – have a say in how the money is al­lo­cated and are en­cour­aged to se­lect the or­gan­i­sa­tions they wish to sup­port on­line.

Re­becca Birk­beck, direc­tor of com­mu­nity en­gage­ment at the Co-op, said: “Since the launch of the lo­cal com­mu­nity fund, our mem­bers have helped 12,000 or­gan­i­sa­tions to make a pos­i­tive dif­fer­ence in their neigh­bour­hoods.

“The fund is now sup­port­ing a wide va­ri­ety of lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions, from vil­lage halls and sup­port groups to ed­u­ca­tion providers and neigh­bour­hood watch schemes, all of which are help­ing to make East Kil­bride a bet­ter, hap­pier and health­ier place to live.”

The Co-op has 4.65 mil­lion ac­tive mem­bers, in­clud­ing 1.8m re­cruited since the new scheme be­gan in Septem­ber 2016.

And over one mil­lion peo­ple have al­ready cho­sen which lo­cal group they want to sup­port go­ing for­ward. The fol­low­ing plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions for East Kil­bride and Avon­dale were lodged with South La­nark­shire Coun­cil be­tween Mon­day, Novem­ber 19 and Fri­day, Novem­ber 23:

Erec­tion of two Class 5 in­dus­trial ware­hous­ing units, 1 Lang­lands Av­enue, Kelvin South Busi­ness Park, East Kil­bride. Ap­pli­cant, Glen­cairn Crys­tal Stu­dio.

Erec­tion of sin­gle storey rear ex­ten­sion, 35 Hast­ings, East Kil­bride. Ap­pli­cant, Mrs Deb­bie Leitch.

Shop front al­ter­ations to Class 3 (restau­rant) and in­stal­la­tion of il­lu­mi­nated and non-il­lu­mi­nated sig­nage, 2-4 Princess Mall, East Kil­bride town cen­tre. Ap­pli­cant, Alder­force North Ltd.

Shop front al­ter­ations in­clud­ing new au­to­mated door­way, se­cu­rity doors and roller shut­ter; re­lo­ca­tion of ex­ist­ing ATM and re­place­ment re­frig­er­a­tion plant at rear and in­stal­la­tion of ex­ter­nal freezer in rear ser­vice yard, 35 Main Street, East Kil­bride. Ap­pli­cant, Co-op.

Erec­tion of sin­gle storey rear ex­ten­sion, 14 Skye, East Kil­bride. Ap­pli­cant, Mrs Bonita McKenna.

Erec­tion of two storey rear ex­ten­sion with as­so­ci­ated al­ter­ations, 1 Floors Farm, Stone­house Road, Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, Mr David Bryson.

Erec­tion of a de­tached two storey dwelling­house, dis­used car park at Drum­clog Inn, 24 Tod­shill Street, Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, Messrs MacIn­tyre.

Mean­while, the fol­low­ing plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions were ap­proved for East Kil­bride and Avon­dale dur­ing the same pe­riod:

Erec­tion of two storey side ex­ten­sion with as­so­ci­ated al­ter­ations, 3 Glad­stone Drive, East Kil­bride. Ap­pli­cant, Mr & Mrs David Bres­lin.

Prior no­ti­fi­ca­tion for forestryre­lated build­ing works (non­res­i­den­tial), land at Whitelee For­est, Ar­dochrig High­way, East Kil­bride. Ap­pli­cant, Mr Alis­tair An­gus.

Vari­a­tion of con­di­tions 1 and 2 of plan­ning per­mis­sion EK/15/0198 to ex­tend the time pe­riod of the wind mon­i­tor­ing mast by three years un­til Septem­ber 30, 2021 and as­so­ci­ated time pe­riod for restora­tion to Oc­to­ber 30, 2021, Kype Muir wind farm (pro­posed), Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, Mrs Rachel Al­lum.

Mod­i­fi­ca­tion of plan­ning obli­ga­tion (to in­clude an ad­di­tional com­mu­nity group as a ben­e­fi­ciary of re­new­able en­ergy fund), Kype Muir wind farm, Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, Banks Re­new­ables (Kype Muir Wind Farm Ltd).

Re-slat­ing of roof of ex­ist­ing ho­tel build­ing (listed build­ing con­sent), Strathaven Ho­tel, Hamil­ton Road, Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, Mr Hans Riss­mann

One-and-a-half storey rear ex­ten­sion to dwelling­house (amend­ment to P/18/0143, plot 3), Mid Brack­en­ridge Farm, Breck­on­ridge High­way, Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, c/o 45-47 Glas­gow Road, Strathaven.

Erec­tion of two storey rear ex­ten­sion, front porch, at­tached side garage, raised ter­race and dorm­ers to the front and rear with as­so­ci­ated al­ter­ations, 12 Birch­field Place, Strathaven. Ap­pli­cant, Mrs Lisa Beres­ford.

Cheque this out Pic­tured from left to right is Stephen Fe­er­ick, East Kil­bride team man­ager, Paul McGoldrick and Sheila Baxendale of Life­saver Scot­land – Blood­bikes and Andy Brown from Co-op Fu­ner­al­care

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