ABOUT CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HUB
Crossroads Primary School was the focal point of the community in the Crossroads area of East Ayrshire and when it closed down in 2010 local residents felt that it resulted in a loss of a sense of community in the area. A group was formed to prevent the closure of the primary school and in their survey of around 70 families in the area 97% expressed a deep concern for the future with 81% supporting the idea that a connection with school had increased their sense of community involvement.
Following the school closure, invitations to an informal lunch were distributed to households in the Crossroads catchment area. From this community get-together came the idea of re-establishing a community in the Crossroads area through creating a Community Hub.
Crossroads Community Hub Ltd was set up as a Community Development Association and a company limited by guarantee in August 2011, to take this idea forward. The catchment area for Crossroads Community Hub includes small towns, villages and rural homes in the parishes of Galston, Riccarton, Sorn, Mauchline , Tarbolton and Craigie. Research shows that people who get involved in their local community feel more fulfilled and lead happier lives.
Education & Learning
Crossroads Lifelong Learning Partnership formerly the education group of Crossroads Community Hub is now operating as an independent organisation in the community.
View their Facebook page.