Coldstream Community Centre is located in a former church building in the centre of Coldstream, a small town in the Scottish Borders which lies alongside the river Tweed and Leet water and is well known for its crossing-point between England and Scotland. Coldstream is the traditional birthplace of the Coldstream Guards.
The Centre itself is a listed building, with bell tower, open beams and stained glass windows. A former Church of Scotland place of worship, St Cuthbert, gave his name to the building and sometimes it's referred to as the St,Cuthbert's Centre. The Coldstream Community Trust, established in 1999, now owns the centre. The Trust is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator - Registration number SC027990 and is also Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation(SCIO).
The Community Centre provides a focus for community activities – leisure, recreation, arts and entertainment. Local voluntary clubs and groups organise regular activities in the Centre, with visiting bands, theatre and other groups providing entertainment. The After School Club and Youth Club provide care and activities for young people.
The pictures on the left are: the Community Centre Building, cherry trees beside the building, the large Tweed room used for major functions and sports like Archery and Badminton, the smaller Leet Room often used for leisure activities and meetings (60 seat capacity), the roomy and functional centre kitchen and the centre notice board where posters and adverts of community organisations can be displayed.
The last two photos are respectively a floral bush in Dundock Woods (Hirsel Estate) and open to everyone (including disabled) and a wisteria outside a Coldstream's resident's house.
Our Trust not only deals with 'internal' community centre matters but has an 'external' arm too called the Development committee and it focuses on heritage, environment, community energy, sport and recreation, regeneration and community energy.
The above aerial photograph is of beautiful Coldstream, showing the Community Centre in the middle of the town, This photograph can be viewed in the community centre entrance hall.
Below is the Flodden wall-hanging tapestry in the Tweed Room.