Center now for rent

The Association is currently seeking a tenant for its Easterhouse Centre following the refurbishment of the building.

The property is now in excellent condition and would be suitable for a wide range of purposes.  Interest has already been shown by a local training agency, a judo club, a street football organisation and a national basketball team!

A small monthly rent would be payable to the Association and the lease would be offered on a full repairing and insuring basis.  The tenant will be responsible for paying all utilities bills.

The centre is available for immediate entry.

Anyone wishing to view the property should contact Dougie Peterson, Glasgow Area Manager on 0141 557 6116 to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

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Get away from it all at Stroove

Stroove house and gardens are available for anyone to book for day and residential visits. Groups have sole use of the building and Stroove is perfect for a peaceful getaway for holidays, training and short breaks.

WHO IS STROOVE FOR?

Stroove is open to all groups. We are keen to welcome everyone from holiday groups to those who are experiencing stress or are on the edge of their communities. Organisations and individuals working with vulnerable groups will also find Stroove a space to recharge and be refreshed.

Stroove has 11 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 30 guests.

The Gardens at Stroove surround the House on all sides giving privacy and plenty of scope to relax, play and explore outside. The Gardens include a wooded area with a stream, picnic area and junior adventure course.

The lawn has a BBQ area near the House. The House and Gardens have stunning views over the Clyde Estuary and the Isle of Bute, with the chance of a spectacular West Coast sunset.

WHERE IS STROOVE?

Stroove is on the coast between Greenock and Largs, less than an hour’s drive from central Glasgow. Regular buses and trains run in the immediate area and neighbouring Wemyss Bay hosts the ferry service to Bute.

GROUP PROGRAMME

Groups have many options for how to use their time at Stroove and in the area, and are free to plan their own time however suits them. Information is available about local activities outwith the House and places to visit. If wanted, help is available in planning and booking trips.

TRAINING/CONFERENCES

Stroove is ideal for training, teambuilding and conferences. The YMCA holds its AGM at Stroove and the main lounge seats 90 for that event. The main room also lends itself to subdividing groups and there is an activity room just off the lounge. Groups are welcome to use Stroove’s flipcharts, Overhead Projector, VCR and DVD players, Stereo and Multi Media Projector.

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Our work with refugees

Y Glasgow now accommodates and supports up to 700 men, women and children who have arrived in Scotland as Asylum Seekers.  Executive Convenor John Milne paid tribute to the work and commitment of the entire Y Glasgow Refugee Support Staff Team led by Anne Kinghorn.

Cathie Todd and her maintenance team have also responded well to the new challenges of additional responsibilities outwith Central Branch itself.  John noted that the Y currently managed 101 flats within Central Branch and 175 flats across the City and beyond.

Meanwhile the major Community Involvement Initiative organised by Shafiq Mohammed is achieving very positive results.  Y Glasgow is now financially supporting the Strathclyde Police Operation Reclaim which is designed to support young people living in multi-cultural areas by providing positive activities and opportunities.  A recent fun Gala Event held outside Central Branch by Operation Reclaim was a huge success with large numbers of young people engaged in a variety of sporting and cultural programmes.

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