Community Coach Blog, Dan Rous, 3 February 2022
For this week’s blog, here’s an update on a few bits and pieces of relevance:
Voting is still open for the latest projects looking to get funding for the larger projects. You can vote for any projects listed in your area of residence, plus there are additional projects listed that serve the whole of Falkirk. You get 3 votes but they all carry equal weight. The council team do carry out post code checks to make their life a little easier, please do not vote for an area you don’t live in! Here’s the info and links relevant to our area:
Ward 6 (Camelon) Voting Link
Not many to choose from so when this comes around again, please come to us for any help you need to get an application in. The only projects listed here are Falkirk Golf Club (Access improvements for wheelchairs etc) and Bainsford Community Hall (Hall Refurbishment)
Ward 7 (Tamfourhill) Voting Link
Three projects to choose from here but the same comment applies about any projects who may be looking for funding later in the year. We’ll keep you posted when the council open this up for applications again. For now, the projects to choose from are: Tamfourhill Community Hub (Community Kitchen Project); Bantaskin Residents Association (New Community Area); and Ettrick Dockhart Community Hall (Hall upgrades).
The Falkirk-wide projects that you can also vote for if you wish, are: Friends of Forth Valley First Responders (Public Access Defibrillators across the area); and Barony Players (external works to the Theatre plus work to increase membership).
Voting is open until 5pm on Monday 14 February.
OPCT Development Worker Vacancy
As announced 2 weeks ago, I’m going to be leaving this role at the end of this month. I’m grateful to all those who have messaged me with their good wishes. Based on how the role has evolved over the last 2 years, the team have reworked the role slightly and, following approval from the National Lottery Community Fund, have now been able to get this advertised with the new name of Camelon Development Worker. This is a fixed term role for 14 months and has a closing date for applications of 18 February at 12pm, so don’t hang about if you’re going to apply. All the information, including Job Description and Application Form, is on the EVH recruitment website.
I’ve loved my time in this role and can highly recommend it to you. There will certainly never be a dull moment!
THRIVE to Keep Well
As mentioned in my previous blog, this programme is starting again at Camelon Community Centre in collaboration with Carmuirs Primary School. We had a good result from the pilot running of this last year, and are pleased that we’re able, at last, to have the final celebration day in a couple of weeks time (it was postponed before Christmas due to Covid concerns). If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this programme then do get in touch with Jackie who’s details are on the flyer below
No news report is complete without an ‘And finally’! I can give you a sneaky pre-announcement of some funding that is coming into the area as part of a consortium of local organisations. This will enable further local engagement and detailed development planning in respect of Easter Carmuirs Park, the area next to the Camelon Juniors car park, and Brown Street Park between now and the end of June. It won’t get any work done yet, but it will move us so much closer which is fantastic. But to work most effectively, it will need you to get on board especially if you live in or near to, or you use any of these spaces. Stay tuned for all the information that you need to know in the next couple of weeks.
There’s lots more going on but that’s the things that are most important to update you on for now. Until next time….