Quietly, (if you can call a JCB quiet), in the background the car park at the Hope Hub was upgraded and now has parking for over 30 vehicles.
Security and courtesy lighting was also installed making it secure at any time night or day.
working hard getting the “Macadam” down, and preparing the roadway.
The new entrance to the car park, no more potholes, no more puddles!
The finished job: Completed November 2017
The Upgrade was financed by a gift offering from Hope Church (Free Church of Scotland).
The Come Paint With Us Art Class meets in the newly created Hope Hub at 183A Carlisle Road, Blackwood.
The Class normally meet on a Tuesday afternoon in one of the new meeting rooms. “It has all the space we need, a place to wash our brushes, and most important a place to make a cup of tea.” Commented Anne Scott, the class organiser.
Other members liked the rural outlook from the class room, saying “it gave them inspiration!”
All the Classes’ hard work culminated in an art exhibition, again held in the “Hub”, on Saturday 18th November 2017, where their work was greatly admired.
The Exhibition was supported by Dr Lisa Cameron MP, seen here admiring some of the exhibits.
The day was well attended and raised £500 for the Hope Hub.
The Community Consultation Report is now available. Please find links to this document below along with our business plan.
Hope Hub Community Consultation Report
Hope Hub Business Plan
Fifty local children enjoyed a day of fun at the inaugural Hope Church In-Service Day club on Monday 21st November. The wonderful surroundings of Hope Hub provided the venue for a fabulous day of games, craft, bible stories, quizzes and challenges.
A team of twenty volunteers welcomed the children from 9am and guided them through a high paced range of activities. Snacks and lunch were all provided as the children learned from bible characters Samson and Gideon on a theme based on emotions cemented through the recent children’s favourite film ‘Inside Out’
A Hope Church spokesperson commented “what a privilege it’s been to have this day with these wonderful children. We’ve had the most fantastic day and due to the uptake, plan to run the club again in February and May.
The recent fireworks display at the Hub was a great success. For more photos visit
INSIDE-OUT is a free In-service Day Club run by Hope Church Blackwood & Kirkmuirhill and
supported by 2CY Trust (Clydesdale Christian Youth Trust). It will take place at Hope Hub, Blackwood on Monday 21st November 2016 from 9:00am to 3:00pm (Lunch will be provided).
All primary school children are welcome. There will be the usual mix of crafts, games, quizzes and Bible stories.
Click here for registration details.
Friday 18th November 2016 7pm-9pm
A CAMEO Handbags and Scarves Fundraiser – open to public- teas/coffee and home baking – come along and enjoy a great social evening and pick up a bargain.
Hope Hub Building Fund supporters have raised over £400 since April 2016 through the website, Fundraising Ideas, Fund Raising for Charity – easyfundraising.org.uk. Come and Join us – your support is greatly appreciated.
A Community Consultation by Alex Davidson (Mybackpages Consultancy) is under way during the months of September and October when the Hope Hub consultancy project will be seeking views from local population, businesses, voluntary and community groups, 3rd sector and statutory organisations to identify the gaps in services/activities.
Visit our New Fundraising Page to help raise funds for the Hope Hub Building Fund using easyfundraising.org.uk.