Clackmannan Town Hall Initiative

The Group
Clackmannan Town Hall Trust was set up in 2004. It is a voluntary community organisation committed to a long term project to manage the Clackmannan Town Hall and provide educational, social welfare and recreational facilities for the local community.  Clackmannan Town Hall was built in 1888.  The Trust was formed by local people after Clackmannanshire Council decided that the hall would have to close for financial reasons.

What were they trying to achieve?
The aim of the research was to identify the types of activities that should take place in the Hall, the training and support needs of the committee and volunteers, and to explore options for the long term sustainability of the hall.

How did they go about it?
The group analysed records and statistics on the history of the hall and on levels of disadvantage in Clackmannan.  It compiled a profile of community facilities in the town and carried out interviews with local groups to identify their needs.  It identified the strengths and weaknesses of the Hall.  On the basis of this information, the group prepared a business strategy.

What did they learn?
The business strategy identified the various aspects of sustainability; and were to achieve financial security through maximising letting income, diversifying income streams, controlling costs, building up reserves, and maximising use of other resources such as adjacent grounds.  It set out an action plan.  One of the key findings was the need for facilities for children and young people.

Contact
Clackmannan Town Hall Trust
Clackmannan Town Hall
Main Street
Clackmannan
FK10 4JA