Survey for groups and organisations

Following the closure of the John Hastie Museum in 2011, a group of local volunteers formed The Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust. This local charity aims to keep the story of Strathaven alive by hosting regular exhibitions, adding to the local collection of artefacts, and looking to establish a permanent ‘community owned’ museum, fit for the 21st Century.

The Ballgreen Hall & ex Library Complex, on Glasgow Road in Strathaven has emerged as a place which could house a new museum and community facility, and the Trust are exploring the feasibility of taking on this building on behalf of the community. At this stage, the intention is to redevelop the building to include the following facilities – but these are initial views and may change depending on what the community tell us:

·       An exhibition hall, focussed on rolling, innovative exhibits rather than permanent displays.

·       A community room and facilities.

·       A training / workshop room.

·       Storage space for the town’s historical collections.

·       Residential flats for rent, which will contribute to financial sustainability.

If the proposal to take on the Ballgreen Hall is to succeed, the project needs to provide services and facilities that address needs in the town, must work well in partnership with other local groups, and complement the existing services and facilities in the town (rather than displacing them).

To make sure this happens, we want to hear from other groups and organisations that are active in Strathaven and Avondale. Please take a few minutes to fill in this short survey on behalf of your organisation. Your views, along with those from our wider community survey (available here) will shape plans for the Ballgreen Hall. 

We are being supported by Community Enterprise. If you need any help completing this survey, or would prefer to give your views verbally, please contact Andrew at or call 01506 862227.  

Note: All survey responses (including those collected on paper) are recorded on Survey Monkey whose privacy policy can be viewed here. Community Enterprise's privacy policy can be viewed here.

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* 1. Please tell us the name of your organisation, group or service:

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* 2. Are you interested in working with the Strathaven John Hastie Museum Trust?

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* 3. If you would like to be involved, please tell us how (please all applicable boxes, and provide details):

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* 4. What are your requirements for this to happen? If you are interested in hiring space at a museum and community facility, please tell us what you would need for the space to be suitable:

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* 5. We want to make sure the museum and community facility is open to all, but also need to consider sustainability over the long term. If you are interested in hiring space there, please tell us what (if anything) you would expect to pay:

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* 6. Please tick the appropriate box(es) if you would like to be more involved in developing plans for the museum and community facility. You can leave contact details at the end of the survey. Otherwise, please skip ahead.

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* 7. GDPR regulations mean that if you do leave your personal details, we need to make sure you are happy with what happens with your data. If you have left contact details below, please tick the relevant boxes.

Thank you for your time.