Archive for July, 2012

New City-based Clients for CLS

New City-based Clients for CLS

Throughout our ten years of existence, the majority of our work has been focused on areas of rural Scotland where development of new facilities and activities was required due mainly to the relative isolation of these places. Recently we’ve been expanding our client base to more urban areas as well and in addition to several […]

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Streetlinks at the Glasgow Show 2012

Streetlinks at the Glasgow Show 2012

Streetlinks have attended The 2012 Glasgow Show providing three activity zones for children and anybody else who wanted to join in on the fun! Young people got a chance to try out our 14-foot rock climbing wall that we take out to community days all over Scotland, play football and other games in our mobile […]

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Marketing Strategy for Gawkthrapple’s CentrePoint Community Centre

Marketing Strategy for Gawkthrapple's CentrePoint Community Centre

CentrePoint opened in May 2010 as a new community hub for the Gowkthrapple area in North Lanarkshire.  It was developed by Garrion People’s Housing Co-operative (GHPC) as part of wider regeneration of the neighbourhood and provides space for GPHC and North Lanarkshire Council’s housing offices as well as a local shop, cafe, office space for […]

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People and Communities Fund: Millions for Disadvantaged Communities

The Scottish Government’s new People and Communities Fund (PCF) builds on the success of Wider Role and is being offered to community anchor organisations in the next three years. It will allow them to deliver the services and/or projects that have been identified by the community as helping it achieve its outcomes.

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Second Streetlinks Activate Course Ready to Begin

Second Streetlinks Activate Course Ready to Begin

After the success of running the our first Activate Course in partnership with University of Glasgow, Streetlinks will be running a second Activate Course training event.  This is a foundation course in community development  which helps build experience of new and existing participating volunteers. The course runs for  40 hours within a group work setting and 10 hours […]

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Streetlinks Investing in Volunteers and Training

Streetlinks Investing in Volunteers and Training

May, June and July have been very busy “gala day” months for Streetlinks and Streetlinks Volunteers. 

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Watch This Space! – Watchmeal Crescent Improvements

Watch This Space! – Watchmeal Crescent Improvements

Community Links were appointed by Knowes Housing Association to lead on the development of design proposals and community consultation for the community garden at Watchmeal Crescent, Faifley. With very tight timescales until submission of the Stage 2 Community Spaces Application, we launched the project with a community day for the local Watchmeal residents. Luckily the […]

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Woodhall Community Park Gets Funding for Regeneration

Woodhall Community Park Gets Funding for Regeneration

Community Links Scotland supported River Clyde Homes secure almost £100,000 from Big Lottery Community Spaces Fund to regenerate Woodhall Park. The three-quarters of an acre community park sits in the middle of a recently completed social housing development programme.

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Transform your Patch in Bowling

Transform your Patch in Bowling

Bowling and Milton Community Council are developing a project to improve Bowling swing park with the support of Denise Van Outen who is an enthusiast of ‘Natural Play’ resources for children. The idea is to replace outdated play equipment with natural play facilities and wooden equipment with the adjoining woodland made into our fairy glen […]

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Methlan Park Development Wins An Award

Methlan Park Development Wins An Award

We are delighted to announce that the Methlan Park development in Dumbarton for Loretto Housing Association won Senior Housing Development of the Year at the Scottish Home Awards  and was also commended in the Small Affordable Housing Development of the Year category. Anderson Bell and Christie Architects designed the development and we worked on the landscaping […]

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