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Pulteney Centre - Pulteneytown Peoples Project

Photograph of Pulteney Centre - Pulteneytown Peoples ProjectThe new Pultney Centre in Huddart Street, Wick opened in January 2012. The new premises are state of the art community rooms with computers and child care facilties. the centre offers a range of training and recreational facitlties with child care available for parents who wish to pursue courses or just to allow them to go to work. The facitlties are now great and anyone can go and look around and use the cafe which is a feature of the new premises. A toddlers and childrens play area can be seen from the cafe and adult supervision is always on hand. The Pultney Centre also runs a Cinema on Saturdays so check out the What's On section for the films that are showing - -great family day out and very reasonably priced tickets

Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP) was started by the community to provide services and improve facilities in the area. There are several national funding opportunities available to community groups to improve their area but if you do not have a committee and an organised structure you cannot apply for funding.

To date PPP has turned over almost �3 million which would not have come to Wick if we had not been set up to apply for the funding. The model that we have used is to start something off with grant funding but to work hard at establishing a way to make that project sustainable once the funding has come to an end. This is something we have been incredibly successful at and has led us to being asked to share our practices as far away as India and the USA. We have also talked at conferences throughout Scotland including Oban, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dunkeld.

Our Aims
We wanted to provide services that people in the area wanted. We put out questionnaires to get ideas, and then, using the wishes of the community, set about sourcing funding for these initiatives.

We aim to support all ages in identifying and raising their aspirations by offering social, recreational, learning and work opportunities.

The Pulteneytown People's Project brings the entire community together, working with everyone from soon-to-be-mums, children, teenagers, right through to older citizens.

What do we do?
We provide after school care, youth services, support young people in tenancies, provide community classes, hobbies groups, training schemes, job searches and much more. Please browse the website to see some of the fantastic work the Pulteneytown People's Project are doing right now.

What are the Immediate Effects?
As a result of our work there is greater social interaction, practical support, opportunities to meet new people, have fun, learn new skills, get support with issues such as dealing with benefits or when a partner dies, as well as advice on Internet access and the Digital Switchover.

What are the Long Term Effects?
We hope to create a vibrant community with skilled, employed people who can realise their ambitions. The formation of hobby groups and support helps older people feel less isolated, and volunteering opportunities along with environmental improvements gives a perception of ownership and demonstrates that the area is changing for the better.

01955 608530

01955 602062

Postal Address
Pulteney Centre - Pulteneytown Peoples Project
Pulteney Centre
Huddart street

Katrina MacNab

News for Pulteney Centre - Pulteneytown Peoples Project

Two Wick Businesses Pick Up Awards
WINNERS OF HIGHLAND BUSINESS AWARDS 2016 ANNOUNCED.   Pultneytown Peoples Project and Mackays Hotel.  
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Pulteneytown People's Project is contracted to deliver The Employability Fund Programme for Skills Development Scotland (SDS).  The purpose of the programme is to prepare people for employment or further training opportunities in their chosen work interest area, by supporting them to improve their knowledge and basic skills required for their chosen sector.  The programme focuses on work-based knowledge, skills and experience to be gained both within our training centre and on work placements, with any relevant training needs being addressed as per each participant’s individual training plan.  
Boost for Pultneytown Advice Centre
At todays Caithness and Sutherland Area Committee members awarded Pulteneytown Peoples project 90,506 from the Deprived Area Fund which will be used to provide services to local people through the Advice Centre.   This will be used to support the work of the one-stop shop to provide local people help and advice with benefits, staying on at school, re-training, housing issues and applying for jobs.  
Caithness District Partnership Meeting
The new Caithness District Partnership will meet in full for the second time on Friday 28 September, as part of the new arrangements under the Planning for Integration (P4i) partnership between the NHS and The Highland Council.   Partners will consider a report from the NHS steering group, who are recommending a Stakeholder Engagement Plan.  
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When Pulteney Centre opens to the public on January 23 there will be plenty of new classes and groups to join, running both during the day and evening.   Why not make it your New Year's Resolution to try something different this year with one of the following, all held in Pulteney Centre.  
Youth Activities At The New Pulteney Centre SoonThumbnail for article : Youth Activities At The New Pulteney Centre Soon
Youth Activities in Pulteney Centre There will be lots of fun and exciting activities for local youths to take part in when Pulteney Centre opens to the public on January 23.   MONDAYS For Music To start the week off there will be a Monday night music and drama group running from 7.30pm - 10pm.  
What Pulteney Centre Will Bring to the CommunityThumbnail for article : What Pulteney Centre Will Bring to the Community
Pulteney Centre will be a "one-stop-shop" for the community's needs, offering a unique package of social groups, training and facility hiring opportunities all within the same building.   The large function room will be available to hire for a variety of different purposes such as: * Birthday parties * Small wedding parties * Children's themed parties with full use of the soft play area and other fun activities such as face painting * Business meetings and community meetings The multi-purpose hall will also be available for hire for a wide use of needs, including: * Use as a sports hall for games of five-a-side football, badminton and lots of other sports * A venue for conferences or large meetings * Perfect for community events or special occasions * All with full use of the changing rooms, showers and other facilities As well as all this Pulteney Centre will be offering: * A band practice room * Youth drop-in * Restaurant/bistro offering good quality food and refreshments for families * Cinema facilities * And lots of classes and groups you can find out about in this newsletter Pulteney Centre will open up a range of possibilities for people and businesses in the local community and the wider area.  
Pulteney Centre In Wick To Have Great Snacks and MealsThumbnail for article : Pulteney Centre In Wick To Have Great Snacks and Meals
An Interview with Pulteney Centre's New Chef.   Pulteney Centre will bring a new high quality and friendly restaurant/bistro to Wick which will be perfect for a hearty breakfast, a quick snack at lunch time or a more substantial meal towards dinner.  
New Classes at the Pulteney Centre, Wick
Pulteneytown People's Project in Wick will be opening the doors to its new community Centre, Pulteney Centre, at the end of January and promises to bring a huge variety of new classes to the town.   Pulteney Centre will be the first of its kind in Wick, offering a comprehensive collection of groups and educational classes all housed under the one roof.  
HIE Board Checks Out Wick's New Community CentreThumbnail for article : HIE Board Checks Out Wick's New Community Centre
As the final stages of work take place on the 3.8 million community centre for Wick, Highlands and Islands Enterprise's most senior staff have enjoyed a sneak preview.   As part of a two day programme of meetings with ambitious Caithness and Sutherland businesses and social enterprises, the HIE Board visited the Pulteney Centre due to open in the new year and paid tribute to the achievements of the Pulteneytown People's Project (PPP).  

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