New Web Site For Pulteneytown People's Project
8th August 2009
Pulteneytown Peopleís Project has recently launched its new website, www.pulteneytownpeoplesproject.com.
PPP Chairperson, Grant Ramsay explained, "PPP Directors and staff hosted a series of open days and presentations over the last year and it came to light that there were still areas of the community who were unaware of the services offered by PPP, or that these services extend to areas outside Wick. Many people are not aware of the full extent of our activities and that the project is used by over 600 users per week, ranging in age from babies to pensioners in their 80ís. We have also made major developments with our ambitions to provide a Community and Training Facility within the town in recent months and we expect to hear by the end of the month whether our £1 million application to the Big Lottery was successful. We hope that the new website will help us to keep people informed of our progress and allow local people to give feedback to the project."
The website provides a range of information on PPPís projects, which include the after-school and holiday clubs, HomeLink housing support service and a variety of courses at Wick Training Centre. It also provides details of other services available to the public, such as faxing and photocopying facilities, assistance with creating CVs, providing benefits advice and taking rent payments for Pentland Housing Association tenants.
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator. The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.
Pulteneytown People's Project has been successful in securing ¬£149,295 over the next 3 years from the BIG Lottery Community Led Activity. The funding will allow the organisation to continue to deliver existing activities and develop new ones within the community.
197 projects to tackle inequalities across Scotland. Caithness CAB and Pulteneytown People's Project are among the recipients of the grants.
Pulteneytown Peoples Project has secured Leader Funding to set up a new project called TARGET which has the objective of running a course targeting young adults who are currently seeking employment. Courses will also target young adults who are ready to leave school and need experience and information as to what they want to do in the future.
Run by Colin Stewart. Tel 01955 606950.
Pulteneytown Peopleís Project have a busy few months ahead of us, with the opening of Wick Training Centre. We have a newly appointed Learning Co-ordinator, Donnie Sinclair, who will be responsible for the setting up of the centre and delivery of training courses.
Pulteneytown Peopleís Project Summer School will be running for three weeks from the 3rd Ė 21st of July at Wick High School from 9.00am Ė 5.00pm . The Summer School is open to children aged 5 Ė 14 years and offers affordable child care for working parents as well as fun filled days for any children who are looking for activities during the summer holidays.
The Community centre which was described as partly a regeneration centre was given the go ahead after site inspection today in Wick. 8 councillors attended and there were no dissenting voices.
Another of the many events on in Caithness on Saturday. The PPP Fun Day is getting bigger each year.
A new fund aimed at assisting regeneration of the Pulteneytown area of Wick will help see fifteen local people trained over the next three months (October to December) in the 'Principles of Retail'. A ten week course has been set up by North Highland College with Scottish Executive Community Regeneration Funding, and targeted primarily at unemployed people living in the Pulteneytown area of Wick.
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