Coalburn

The Coalburn One Stop Shop is the hub of the community, providing a Post Office, ATM, cafe, function rooms, local food and second hand shops. It hosts a range of activities such as councillor surgeries, committee meetings, parties, flower arranging and dance classes. It is owned and run by the Coalburn Miners’ Welfare Charitable Society and has provided a service to the Coalburn community since 1925, used by approximately 3,500 people per month.   

The charitable society provides services at affordable prices and survives on very tight finances. They decided to look into lower running costs to help the centre to become more self-sufficient in managing finances and eventually relying less on grants.  In 2010 they installed solar thermal and solar PV panels and insulation with help from CARES and wanted to do more.

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