Friends of Strathaven Park
Friends of Strathaven Park is a voluntary group who not only help to preserve the park’s landscape and also help to implement funding of improvement projects. They also aim to encourage the local community to engage and become involved in environmental issues and projects. Strathaven Park has regularly been voted the number 1 park in Scotland and has reached the top 10 in the UK five years in a row. The group recently completed work on development of a Sensory Garden in Strathaven Park.
Strathaven & District Round Table
The Strathaven & District Round Table is a social club of young men aged 18-45. Their main form of fundraising is the annual bonfire night in Strathaven Park as well as the Beer Festival and Raft Race. All money raised goes back into the community and the group play a vital part in keeping some of the annual events of the town running.
Phone: 0121 456 4567 (general roundtable number)
Strathaven Rotary Club
Founded in 1947, the Rotary Club participate in social causes in order to change lives within the community. The Strathaven Rotary Club is just one of many clubs found in over 200 countries worldwide which all aim to fund the improvement of health, support education and alleviate poverty. Strathaven Rotary Club have been responsible for making the town a more pleasant environment through litter picking and painting.
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Inner Wheel is a female organisation promoting friendship, encouraging ideals of personal service and fostering international understanding. The organisation has spread to 103 countries to date. They have been involved in a number of charitable projects including Young Carers Trust and Parkinson’s UK. The Strathaven Inner Wheel was responsible for the wheelchair loan in the Boots chemist on Green Street back in 2012.
Strathaven Model Railway Society
The Strathaven Model Railway Society is responsible for the operation of the miniature railway located in Strathaven Park which runs on the weekend from Easter until late September. The ‘wee train’ will be celebrating 70 years in 2019 and is still a hugely popular aspect of the park. The society not only operates the railway but also ensures its maintenance and repair and also encourages and facilitates modelling facilities for the members.
Local WRI Groups
Local ‘Rural’ groups regularly meet in the villages of Glassford, Sandford, Chapelton and Gilmourton. They carry out fundraising work and also enjoy coffee mornings, regular competitions and outings. For details check Strathaven Echoes or local notice boards.
Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust
Formed by local volunteers, the Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust was set up in response to the closure of the John Hastie Museum. The group have held a number of exhibitions over the past few years displaying the many artefacts from the museum in addition to ensuring their safety.
Strathaven Town Mill
The Town Mill is the hub for a variety of exhibitions and events and is considered a historic landmark alongside Strathaven Castle. Members play a vital role in fundraising and the upkeep of the three halls. The Theatre, the Granary and the Thompson Hall are all available for hire each with its own unique qualities that help to add something extra to the events held.
For bookings call 07876373437
Strathaven Balloon Festival
The Strathaven Balloon Festival is a major part of the Avondale calendar and is run entirely by volunteers. It depends on an annual fundraising campaign to allow it to happen year on year with no financial support from national or local government.
Planning is a year round activity . If you are interested in getting involved or in sponsoring the event, the organising committee would be delighted to hear from you. The event marked its 20th anniversary in 2019 with over 40,000 visitors enjoying the spectacle that is Scotland’s only Balloon Festival.
Strathaven and Glassford Community Council
Both Strathaven and Glassford are represented under the national schemes for Community Councils which was set up by South Lanarkshire Council. Meeting once a month, the Community Council address and discuss any issues and concerns raised within the community and act as a link between the townsfolk and South Lanarkshire Council.
Avondale Civic Society
Avondale Civic Society works hard to promote the protection and enhancement of Strathaven’s and the surrounding area’s heritage. Their aim is to ensure the beauty, history and character of Avondale remains present and to encourage the public to do the same. Some of their previous projects have included the replacement wall and railings at the entrance of John Hastie Park and the town noticeboard located in the Common Green.
Adam’s Community Trust
Established in 2007, Adam’s Community Trust was set up in memory of Adam Law. Adam played a vital role in the community being well known as the voice behind Gala week’s Duck Race and dressing up as Santa Claus. The charity is run by the local community and aims to both support and develop projects that benefit the town. Previous projects have included building a toddler play park next to the Barrie Shelter and more recently the revamp of the main play park at the top of George Allan Park.
Strathaven In Bloom
Strathaven In Bloom is a volunteer community group that continues to make the town a beautiful place to live. For 17 years the group have carried out regular clean-ups and have filled up planters around the town. They also annually enter the Keep Scotland Beautiful awards and have won multiple silver medals and a silver gilt.
Glassford Community Group
Glassford Community Group is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation established to improve the amenities and facilities of Glassford and the surrounding area.