Once again I have the pleasure of reporting another very busy and successful year for Hyndland After School Club, writes Gordon Macrae.
Over the past years we have concentrated on developing the interior of the building to provide a mezzanine that afforded us space for our computers, a quiet corner/ reading area and toilets. The new upstairs office accommodation and cloakroom area were created last year, and this year we have concentrated on the exterior of the building and carried out repairs to all the supporting piers that the building rests on and, added new signage. We are also arranging painting and repairs to the guttering. We have also started work on creating a more accessible garden area that will provide us with the opportunity to develop both educational and recreational activities in this area.
Fiona, Ross and all the staff have once again worked extremely hard this year, ensuring that the service our club provides continues to be of a high standard, meeting all requirements and standards set by the Scottish Social Services Council and the Care Commission. (Copies of our last inspection report are available; please speak to Fiona who will arrange a copy for you).
I would also thank my fellow Board members for their time and commitment to the After School Club over the past year and in particular express my gratitude to the three retiring members for all their hard work, I hope the experience was not too painful and that you enjoyed your time with us.
I feel confident that the Board and Staff will continue to develop and lead Hyndland After School Club effectively and embrace new opportunities over the coming year.