We are piecing together our programme for the new building and would like to thank everyone who took part in our survey.
The Trust have been busy working away in the background with partners to make as many of these ideas happen.
They may not all be in place at the start but keep an eye on our website for news!
The Fraser Centre are looking forward to attending the always amazing network meetings organised by Social Enterprise East Lothian. The next meeting is on Friday 4th October 9-12 at Wee Red Upcycles, Church St, Haddington.
Always a great opportunity to network with other Social Enterprises!
The popular arts class returns this week until 2nd October every Wednesday 10am-12 at the Loch Centre, Tranent.
The class is no longer tutor led so we encourage everyone to bring along their own project and enjoy the company of the group!
The Trust has always enjoyed an amazing team of volunteers who have helped the charity grow, develop and create a strong community programme.
The new building will be ready this Autumn and presents new opportunities for people of all ages to join our team.
These opportunities include:
DIY / Handyperson
Graphic Designer *POSITION FILLED*
Office Assistant *POSITION FILLED*
Volunteer Co-Ordinator *POSITION FILLED*
The positions are being advertised in partnership with STRIVE and to view the opportunities please click here.
If you would like to speak to the Trust about any of our roles or skills and experience you would like to share please email email@example.com
Full time and part time paid roles will also be created with the new building and will be advertised at the end of the summer.
We asked our current team why they Volunteer:
“I chose to start volunteering at The Fraser Centre because I think it is a great project and I wanted to give something back to the community I live in. I recently retired from work and have been helping in the office using skills I learned there. Volunteering has given me the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life and learn new skills. The volunteers at The Fraser Centre are a great bunch of people and our aim is to create a family friendly centre in Tranent where everyone is welcome”.
“I do it because it gets me out and gives me a chance to meet other people. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people”.
“I volunteer to get me out meeting new people and doing new things. I have met so many lovely people and done some new interesting activities. Very pleased I started volunteer and looking forward to coming along to all the varied activities. I feel more at home in Tranent now”.
“I volunteer at The Fraser Centre because I think we have a fabulous community asset in the building that needs to be shared. I want the building to buzz again with loads of activity as it once did as a cinema all those years ago. I also volunteer as I feel I can make a difference to low income families by giving them a place to go and enjoy family”
“I’ve really enjoyed volunteering at the children’s matinee films. It’s been good to get to know families from all over Tranent and surrounding areas. I’ve especially enjoyed helping at the special needs events and to see adults and children captivated by the films”.
“I volunteered at the ‘follow the Herring’ arts and crafts day. It was fun being creative and making fishes and other sea creatures. I also had the pleasure of teaching a young girl how to knit”!
“It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to learn new skills and push the boundaries of what you think you can do. It’s challenging but rewarding too. I volunteer as I want to give something back to the community and I find it rewarding”.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THE NEW FRASER CENTRE?
We would like to hear from you on what activities you like to see in the new building and if you have an idea for an activity/event and need a venue.
The very short questionnaire only takes a couple of minutes and we would be grateful for your input. Thank you.
Click here for the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NSPXVDG
The Winton Cinema may be gone now but thanks to Historic Environment Scotland there is a photographic archive available to view.
Great memories for so many people.
The Chairman of The Fraser Centre Community Trust, Jonny Russell, was invited to the construction site to carry out a special task in recognition of his role in the creation of the new community hub.
In 2011 Jonny, supported by family and friends, had the vision to regenerate the old picture house into a building suitable for helping the community.
Although the old building was not able to be saved a new facility is being created in its place which will provide a centre for learning, development, arts, entertainment and a café in the heart of the town. It seemed very fitting that Jonny should be invited to be the person to put the first bricks in place on the new development.
Jonny said: “I’m really excited about the building opening and what we are going to be doing for the community. It has been great to see the spaces and the building rising out the ashes: a brand new building for the community, built by the community”
The Trust aim to open the new building in Autumn 2019.
Thank you to Fleming Buildings Ltd.