The Community Centre, developed from the Parish Church Hall, and run by a voluntary management committee is home to a wide variety of organisations.
It is used as the Ambulance base for Langholm and area seven days a week and a full time children's day care organisation Monday to Friday.
Day Care Centre
Langholm Day Centre, across the car park, provides a hot meal five days a week for up to fifty elderly people and transport is provided if required, if you know anyone who would benefit from this service please give the centre a ring on 013873 80185. A wide range of activities and trips are also arranged for the members.
Young and Old
There are many organisations which meet, weekly and monthly at evenings and weekends. For young people there are traditional groups like cubs and Boys Brigade, as well as more informal Youth Clubs, music and drop in nights. Dance groups for children and adults are held on a weekly basis. Sunday School, Lazer Group, Guild and WRI use the centre, and there are Art Classes, Embroiderer's Guild short mat and carpet bowling and karate groups. The Youth 2000 theatre group use the Centre for their rehearsals and CAB use the Day Centre to provide advice locally.
The User Groups and Management Committee are supported by a D & G Council employed part time staff of Community Work Assistant, Caretaker and Admin Assistant.
The Centre can be booked for meetings, birthday parties, coffee mornings, training courses, conferences or other events, please phone the centre on 013873 81289 or call in to the office. Let forms are available from outside the office when there is no staff member present.
The 15-seat minibus is available for hire, at a very reasonable rate, to community groups within the Eskdale area. Application forms are available outside the office or call the centre on 013873 81289