Woodwynd Community Centre
The forward development of ACES included more usage of the Woodwynd Community Centre. The Hall was council run with a maximum 30% usage per week... The Hall is now running at 95% usage per week thanks to ACES run programmes.
Local instructors were offered the centre for classes, providing the rates were dropped for local residents. This was to encourage more locals to use the classes.
This has resulted in the creation of Zumba classes which are attended by 40 – 50 patrons every week.
The Sewing Group caters for a small number of older residents who come together to chat and work on small projects. By working alongside ACES these ladies are now able to offer advice to young girls in the area and often help out at functions. A workshop and fashion show are also planned where local girls can design and create their own clothes.
The Friday club is council operated and based in the Woodwynd Hall. This caters for disabled children and provides respite for parents for a few hours each week. ACES provides free hall hire and both groups have worked together on some projects such as the Christmas Fayre and Community Garden.
Street Dance is provided for the local kids on a Thursday evening, although this project is still in its infancy ACES are looking to further develop Street Dance with the help of Glasgow dance group - BLOK - who are also the Glasgow Rangers Cheer Leaders who recently visited the area through an ACES function and decided they wished to offer their help.
Boxcercise was another new development which was introduced to kids and adults. This programme ran for six weeks with two sessions per Sunday night.
The community centre is now opened seven nights per week offering a varied programme of community projects.
The forward development of the Woodwynd project will see more new and varied activities for the local residents.
An evening of clarevoyance
with Sally Buxton