20 £25,000 BOOST Windfall for good causes
Co-op grants for groups
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