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Thornton Road Community Centre


Thornton Road Community Centre Association (TRCCA)



The  Board of Trustees is proud to say that it:


We are also delighted that Thornton Road Community Centre has now been available for public use for six years, and that we have recently provided a Men’s Shed in the back garden area (please see the above link for information about the Men’s Shed).


Members of the community are invited to hire space within the Centre, or to join in the activities advertised on our notice boards, website, and other media, from time to time. Please note, however, that a ‘first come, first served' basis will apply to all bookings (see 'How to Book').


The  Centre has been developed to provide space for a range of activities that will cater for all ages in the community, with particular reference to young people. If you would like to offer your services as a volunteer for the benefit of the community, we would love to hear from you.


The Community wing and facilities in Blackwood School, along with the activities that take place in church halls, all play an important role in the life of our community.  


So, how does Thornton Road Community Centre fit into this scenario? Our jigsaw logo, shown above, reflects that everyone is part of the same picture. We see the Centre as an excellent way of supplementing these existing activities.


The current types of activities we provide include meetings for various groups, youth clubs twice a week, young mother/toddler groups, surgeries for politicians, computer classes and two weekly cafes, Yoga classes, chanter classes and an over 60s club. And we are always busy looking for new ideas!


We also invite community-minded people with expertise in sports, hobbies, crafts, music and other interests to consider hiring the Centre to pass on their skills. The Centre is also ideal for parties fur the under 10s and we welcome enquiries from local residents.


The benefits of the Centre are enormous, and they all point to a greater sense of belonging, sharing and learning.                   











This website is being developed and administered by Thornton Road Community Centre Association (TRCCA). Appropriate photos will be added to the pages in due course.

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South Lanarkshire CouncilProvided funding which we have applied to the rent over the years, and for part-funding of the purchase of the Centre - 2018.
Scottish Gas NetworkFor Weeding the garden, laying the block path and painting the fences.
Second Chance For agreeing, in principle at this stage, to fund IT equipment for Skype/Facetime tuition for older people.
Patersons Quarries LtdProvided funding via Land Trust for major refurbishment of Centre - 2014.
Land TrustAdministered funding from Patersons Quarries - 2014.
Develping Local Communities FundProvided funding for Xbox equipment for the Youth Clubs
CemexRe-laid driveway with block paving and stones.
Bord na GaidligFor funding to allow TRCCA to run Gaelic classes for Beginners - 2016-8
Auchrobert Wind Farm (Falck Renewables)For match-funding the purchase of the Community Centre and Exercise Classes for older people, and for providing us with efficient recycling bin banks.
Auchrobert Wind Farm is helping to breathe new life into the local community by way of its Community Fund, for the benefit of all. 2017/8
Lesmahagow Development TrustFor funding a wall-mounted, remote-controlled projector screen - 2017.
Scottish Land FundFor funding our community survey as well as legal costs relating to our change of charity constitution.
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