Our Halls Set to Re-Open on May 17

Last updated: 3.40pm, Monday 26th April 2021 by

We are making plans to re-open both community centres in Calton and Castlemilk on May 17.

The decision will depend on ongoing Scottish Government advice which is that Scotland will further ease restrictions on that date.

We are keen to stress that while the Calton Heritage and Learning Centre and Netherholm Hall now have a date for a PHASED re-opening, it will take some time for activities to return to normal.

We are urging people who use the halls and greatly value their presence in our communities to stay tuned to social media and our website for regular updates.

The reopening date has come at a time when there is widespread media coverage of some halls and community facilities across the city NOT reopening. THIS DOES NOT AFFECT THE CHLC OR NETHERHOLM HALL.

The Glasgow Times in its edition of April 23 revealed that some community venues run by Glasgow Life (the charity which delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council) will not re-open across the city while others will. Both the CHLC or Netherholm Hall have no connection to Glasgow Life and are therefore unaffected.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Government website currently states: “On 17 May, it is hoped that groups of four people from two households would be able to socialise indoors in a private home, and that cinemas, amusement arcades and small scale outdoor and indoor events could restart with limits on capacity".

“Further easing on this date would include outdoor contact sport for adults and indoor group exercise.”

It is further planned that Scotland will enter Level 2 on 7 June.

The Scottish Government have said that these dates depend on the continuing success of the vaccine programme and the ongoing suppression of the virus.

It is important to point out that the opening of the two community centres will NOT include the reopening of our offices. At this stage it is not possible to say when this will happen and again will be reliant on Government advice.

However, staff continue to work from home and remain accessible to our tenants by phoning the office (0141 550 3581) or accessing our services through the Thenue app, via the contact form on our website or by social media.

Charles Turner, our Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to be in a position to announce the reopening of both Netherholm Hall and the Calton Heritage and Learning Centre which very much depend on the Government timescale being adhered to.

“We are asking people to be patient while we gradually reintroduce activities to both the CHLC and Netherholm Hall from this date. This will take time as we work to restore things while always maintaining the need to keep you safe at all times.

“Given how much these facilities are valued by our communities, regular updates will be posted on our social media channels and on our website.