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Project date – 2017 Project Aims –   We are Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership a SCIO supported by Scotrail bringing community cohesion and engagement through rail safety/initiatives, improving the stations and surrounding areas by developing place making activities for a better place to work live and play and supporting local business growth and developing new businesses in the community for the community needs. Under Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership, we aimed to encourage a more confident young traveller through rail for a group of young people from a…

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Date – 2018 Project Aim – The aim of Bike Town at the Station is to support cycling to and from the railway station to encourage cycling as an achievable and worthwhile form of transport, reducing reliance on the car and therefore decreasing people’s carbon footprint, promoting health, wellbeing and environmental benefits, in particular cleaner air. Funded by – Scotrail and Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership Project detail – Bike Town visited 3 Stations (Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Newton) on two separate occasions each in G72 & G73 twice and…

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Project date – 2017 Project Aims This innovative virtual project aimed to facilitate three very diverse community groups within the area of Hamilton West station to produce a hand-crafted Totem Pole without the groups ever meeting. Project details Under Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership, this was the first of many projects we aimed to encourage through South Lanarkshire  –  In partnership with Clydesdale Community Initiative (CCI), art sessions (4x2hr) were offered to St Elizabeth’s Primary school, children aged 9 to 11 years to explore themes and design the…

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Present: Steven Mclaughlin- Chair, Suzie McCheyne- Development Officer, Lynn Keirs – treasurer, Nigel Wunsch- Cambuslang Rotary, Rosalie Dunn- Friends of Douglas Park, John Wilson- Scotrail, Rob Mulholland – Artist. Apologies – Eugenie Aroutcheff- Grow 73, Maureen Black- Beckford Lodge, Kirsty Gray- N Lanarkshire Council, Jim Bolton- Healthy and Happy, Alison Plummer- St Mary’s for All, Diane Whateley- Secretary Updates Community Rail Scotland update – New Community Rail network Scotland role awaiting final decision Community rail network have produced Scotland community rail report https://communityrail.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Community-Rail-in-Scotland-FINAL-FOR-WEB-links.pdf – Rail 74 CRP have…

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Present:, Suzie McCheyne- Development Officer, Diane Whateley- Secretary, Nigel Wunsch- Cambuslang Rotary, , John Wilson – Scotrail, Tracey Stevenson, Jim Bolton- H&H,  Rosalie Dunn- Friends of Douglas Park, Eugenie Aroutcheff- Grow 73, Willie Clark- Transport Scotland, Jim Bolton- Healthy and Happy, Fraser Hamilton website support. Apologies – Steven Mclaughlin- Chair, Maureen Black- NHS Beckford Lodge, Kirsty Gray NLC Updates NW: Keeping in touch with the CRP network in Scotland, but no developments as yet. Avanti funding £40k donation for Hamilton central art project now agreed and received. Artist…

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Present: Steven Mclaughlin- Chair, Suzie McCheyne- Development Officer, Diane Whateley- Secretary, Nigel Wunsch- Cambuslang Rotary, Maureen Black- NHS Beckford Lodge, Ros Houldsworth- Scotrail, Jim Bolton- H&H,  Rosalie Dunn- Friends of Douglas Park, Eugenie Aroutcheff- Grow 73, Jamie Richardson- Siemens, Willie Clark- Transport Scotland, Alison Plummer-St Mary’s for All, Jim Bolton- Healthy and Happy. Updates MW – Avanti – will chase up decision re £40k donation for Hamilton central art project; Covid travel restrictions may be in place for 18 months which will continue to affect leisure travel Avanti-…

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Present: Steven Mclaughlin- Chair, Suzie McCheyne- Development Officer, Diane Whateley- Secretary, Nigel Wunsch- Cambuslang Rotary, John Wilson- Scotrail, Jim Bolton- H&H, Lynn…..-Treasurer, Rosalie Dunn- Friends of Douglas Park, Kirsty Gray- North Lanarkshire Council, Alison Plummer-St Mary’s for All, Jim Bolton- Healthy and Happy, Matthew Worman- Avanti Updates MW – Avanti – will chase up decision re £40k donation for Hamilton central art project; Covid travel restrictions may be in place for 18 months which will continue to affect leisure travel Avanti- open to applications from offline projects- RD…

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Present: Steven Mclaughlin- Chair, Suzie McCheyne- Development Officer, Diane Whateley- Secretary, Nigel Wunsch- Cambuslang Rotary, John Wilson- Scotrail, Rose Hewitt- teacher@ Newton, John Hewitt- Volunteer, Kirsty Gray- North Lanarkshire Council, Rob Mullholland artist Apologies: Wendy Russell- Treasurer, Victoria Eccles- South Lanarkshire Council, Alison Plummer- St Mary’s for All, Eugenie Aroutcheff and Lynn Semple- Grow 73, Rosalie Dunn- Friends of Douglas Park Action Point Updates AP1: SMcC- to ascertain current Healthy& Happy rep at next Greening Camglen meeting. AP2: SmcC- waiting to hear from Blantyre Soccer Academy recycle lockers…

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St Mary’s for All, Hamilton Present: Suzie McCheyne- Chair/Development Officer, Wendy Russell- Treasurer, Alison Plummer- St Mary’s for All, Maureen Black- NHS Lanarkshire (Beckford Lodge), Steven Mclaughlin- Secretary, Nigel Wunsch- Cambuslang rotary, john Wilson- Scotrail, Victoria Eccles- South Lanarkshire Council, Eugenie Aroutcheff and Lynn Semple- Grow 73, Diane Whateley- volunteer. 1. Chair’s Report: SMcC opened by offering copies of the Development Day report and set out the key points from the year’s activities- involved over 50 under 15 year olds in the various projects, been nominated for 3…

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