Ochiltree Community Hub

For the Community.

The OCH will improve the communities’ Health and Wellbeing, social inclusion and social capital through the communities willingness to help each other. Profit generated will be re-invested in the facility and services supplied through building sustainability into all activity.

With the Community.

Taking a community development approach to our activity. Listening to our community and valuing their knowledge, skills and experience, focusing on reducing inequalities and rural isolation in our community. The community will be respected through their involvement in managing and operating the new facility.

By the Community.

The community and the OCH will have a common agenda, interests and will collaborate by sharing ideas, information and their combined resources to further improve the wellbeing of the community. All OCH trustees are volunteer members of the local community.

Building has now commenced on our new Ochiltree Community Hub building which since the projects inception in May 2013 has sought to support the local community and surrounding areas with a number of initiatives in line with our charitable aims. A full list of our charitable aims and objectives are provided in the coffee shop.

We are 100% owned and run by the local community with an active board of local trustees and volunteers. Our team has dedicated many thousands of hours over the last 5 years in order to make our vision a reality. If you would like to help and get involved then please go to our volunteer page.

Our interim OCH office at 108 Main Street currently provides the community with a focal point and a friendly meeting place with its community coffee shop and other activities. This pioneering project was made possible by the East Ayrshire Council community asset transfer programme with funding gratefully received from a number of sources. More details under the progress page.

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How your new Community Hub will look

This is an artist’s impression of how your new Community Hub will look when it is completed in Summer 2019.

Huge thanks to all our funding partners.

A Community making things happen!

Our 2013 residents’ survey told us what kind of things you wanted within our Community and as a result, we legally established the “Ochiltree Community Hub” Charity (No. SC045152) on 7th October 2014. This is so that we could, as a Community, put those ideas together and improve our village in a number of ways!

As a charity we are only as strong as our membership so why not sign up and become a member? We need as many local people as possible to help support this amazing project and show that you support our charitable aims. Membership forms and our constitution are available in our coffee shop and on our facebook page.

A recent census showed that there are at least 1500 residents within the local area that are eligible to join the Hub Charity as members and ideally we would like as many as possible to join in order for us to be truly representative. As members you have the right to vote and help shape our initiatives and projects here in Ochiltree and the local area.

If you have any ideas about what sort of initiatives and programmes we should be providing i.e. health and fitness, education, arts or indeed anything that you think would be of benefit to the local community then please get in touch and we will investigate the possibility.

It is our Community Hub and therefore 100% our responsibility to provide and support whatever we feel the community can benefit from and needs.

Our current forecast opening date for the new Hub building is Summer 2019.

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Community Room

You can now hire our community room at the OCH office for all activities from exercise class, book club, meeting room, to games, recreational and other social activities. If you are interested in booking please check our diary for availability.

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