Newton Stewart Centre

After months of work by local builders, plumbers & electricians, along with donations from across the county, the old ‘Hut’ premises have been completely renovated and now ready once again for all groups and businesses to use.

We initially opened the doors to welcome our local Riverside Care Group who’s own premises were devastated by December’s flooding. Riverside Care and now back ‘home’ and so we are ready to welcome all groups and businesses who need to have somewhere in Newton Stewart for an hour or more to hold their own events.

We’re delighted that the Newton Stewart Youth Club have once again returned to use the premises on Monday & Wednesday evenings.  And we have also secured 8 other groups who will be using the Centre over the coming months. So, if you have an event in the town, but don’t have a venue yet, then please get in touch and we’ll be delighted to show you around.

We are located opposite The Library on Church Street here in Newton Stewart and the Centre is set up to take no more than 50 people with two main rooms to hold your event, plus there is a small kitchen area for you to make teas/coffees. We have also installed a disabled toilet along with appropriate ramping into the building and level flooring throughout.

External security lighting will guide you in and out of the Centre should your booking be an evening event.

So, please get in touch and come and have a look around.  If you already know the Centre and want to make a booking, then you can do that in one of two ways. You can email us or private message us on Facebook.

Newton Stewart Centre  –   Charge Out Rates:

Non-constituted Community Groups £6.00/hr or part thereof
Constituted Groups and Charities £8.00/hr or part thereof
All other Businesses £12.00/hr or part thereof
Children’s Party Packs – 2 hrs worth of party
time + we’ll give you ½ hr for set up & tidy
£25.00/2 hrs
Office Printing & Copying A4 10p/sheet
A3 £1.00/sheet
Cancellations – less than 24 hrs notice 100% charge
You can also review our available dates & times on our on-line calendar: http://bookings.newtonstewartinitiative.net
All enquiries should be directed to our email account newtonstewartinitiative@gmail.com
or, via private message on our Facebook page
www.facebook.com/Newton-Stewart-Initiative
 


NSI AGM – 9th November

The first AGM of Newton Stewart Initiative is on Monday 9th November, at 7.30pm,  in Creebridge House Hotel.

The AGM is a chance for the Executive Committee to update all members on the work we have been carrying out over the last year. We also aim to fill the vacancies that have arisen on the Executive Committee, and to approve the adoption of extra clauses to the constitution.
All members are invited to attend.

Enquiries to newtonstewartinitiative@gmail.com

The Hut

The Hut

It is hoped that The Hut can be used as a temporary home for Youth Work and others until there is a more permanent solution

  • Awaiting a decision on a funding bid that will bring the building up to a standard for use
  • Community Pay Back scheme are assisting in tidying up the grounds as well as carrying out decorative works on the interior
  • Local businesses have provided quotes for the work needed to bring the building to useable standard.
Progress at Douglas park

Development of Douglas Park

  • Topography Report Complete
  • Adoption agreement received from Council
  • Planning Permission sought
  • 2 Funding Bids completed
  • Legacy 2014
  • Holywood Trust
  • Planning permission will last for 2 years if given

 

 

D & G Council

True Grit

Dumfries and Galloway Council provide equipment to Community Groups including Community Councils, to assist in dealing with winter weather issues.

In order to qualify for the scheme, we require to have five named individuals (from five different properties within the area). If the request is for a grit bin, then in addition to five named individuals, we stipulate that it cannot be sited on a road that the Council currently treat as part of its primary routes, and that the proposed location cannot be within 250m of an existing grit bin.

It is up to each group to manage and maintain any and all equipment issued

The application form for the Community Winter Resilience Scheme can be downloaded from www.dumgal.gov.uk/winter