Work on the hub project is progressing. Much of the work is focussed on preparing for a grant application for funding for the next steps: development of plans for the hub; legal and governance matters; and further community consultation.


19th February  – public meeting held in Stanley Village Hall to update the community on progress with the hub project. At the event the community heard about the background to the project, the results and outcomes of the feasibility study, the preferred option, and the next steps. Following the presentations there was a questions and answers session and the opportunity for people to comment on the project. The local community is supportive of the plans for a hub in the centre of the village.


  • A big thank you to everyone who participated in the community consultation (meetings/open day/questionnaire/telephone interviews) held over the summer months.
  • The study has identified further opportunities for a community sports hub with the potential to meet a range of community needs.
  • Stanley Development Trust is exploring these opportunities with the interested parties.
  • The time required to explore these opportunities is likely to result in a delay to the completion of the study until the end of the year.
  • A presentation to the community will be made after that.

JULY 2015

Community consultation is well underway and includes:

  • Meetings and conversations with key stakeholders, e.g. neighbours, P&KC, and users/user groups.
  • On-line survey of users / user groups. To take part in the survey visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/StanleySportsHubGroups
  • Open event(s) were held on 29thJune at which participants were asked for their views on:
    • current aspects and activities in Stanley that contribute to sport and well-being;
    • the current challenges in Stanley and how a community sports hub might help to overcome them;
    • what sports and activities people would like to see taking place at the sports hub;
    • what accommodation the sports hub might provide and how it might look internally and externally.

In addition to the physical requirements of a sports hub, the study is considering the business case and the type of legal entity and management structure for any new organisation or company set up to run a Sports Hub in Stanley. The study is due to report in the autumn of 2015.





Come to Stanley’s Community Sports Hub Open Event !

Monday 29th June 2015 in Stanley Village Hall.

3.30pm – 5.00pm and repeated at 7pm – 9pm.

We are investigating the opportunity to develop a new facility for sports and community activities in Stanley. We want to hear what you’d like from a community sports hub. Refreshments. All welcome.

Community Enterprise have been commissioned to undertake the feasibility study. They will be running the event.

We are grateful to The Robertson Trust and Legacy 2014 XX Commonwealth Games Scotland for funding the study. Administered by Social Investment Scotland.






The Trust has been working with local sports organisations to help improve the sporting facilities available to Stanley.

We have been successful in obtaining a grant of £25,000 from Social Investment Scotland  to provide a feasibility study into the siting of a Sports Hub in the Village.

Here is the link showing our bid success.