Community Trust Mission Statement
To provide a socially inclusive communal space which inspires, educates, entertains and promotes health and well-being to the residents of Coldstream and the immediate area.
Our trust works to a constitution approved by the charity regulator OSCR, is governed by a health and safety policy and risk assessments, comprehensive insurance and proper procedures for all its activities. The board meets monthly, our financial year-end is the 31st August and we have an independent examiner who certifies our accounts.
We are a member of the Development Trust Association of Scotland, which has over 200 members like us.
So what do we actually do?
Three things: we own, maintain and run activities in the Community Centre. We get involved with projects within the community to try to improve all aspects of the environment and heritage. Thirdly we run the Hudson Hirsel Fund for Hudson Hirsel LLP. Grants are awarded twice yearly to local voluntary bodies, in May and November.
Susan Burnett (Chair), John Banks (Treasurer), John Dixon, Sheila Henderson, Ian Howard, Graham Sanderson, Susan Tait, and Gordon Thompson.
To find out more and to get involved, either download one of our Membership application forms or contact the Centre.
We employ three people and they are the face of the Centre, Adrian is around on a daily basis to meet users and deal with any day to day issues.
Adrian Price, Community Centre Co-ordinator
Margaret Cranston, Finance Administrator
Susan Wilson, Housekeeping
When we mention projects in the community, what’s going on?
Here is a brief list: –
- Community Energy Switch – for houses, as part of a group of UK local authorities and trusts, three times a year putting pressure on energy suppliers. Timescales: on-going. Please visit the ‘Energy Switch’ page for full information.
- Annual Beer Festival – in June each year. We have had 4 festivals to date attracting around 100 people each year. There is never any poor behaviour.
- Environmental tidying – on-going litter collections, pruning bushes, cutting grass and hedges behind the war memorial etc. Volunteers needed.
- Local Business – promoting local businesses via our website.
- ‘First True Border Toun’ and a cross-border hub, with the objective of attracting more visitors to the town.