Healthy n Happy are a community development trust whose key purpose is to provide community members in Cambuslang and Rutherglen with the opportunity to take an active part in improving their lives and in ensuring their own, their family, and their community’s current and future health and wellbeing.
Healthy n Happy have a vision of making Cambuslang and Rutherglen the healthiest and happiest places to live in Scotland. Healthy n Happy are a community owned organisation governed entirely by local people and everything they do is steered by the local community. They have 28 staff, a bank of 30 sessional workers and over 110 volunteers.
Over the last 12 years Healthy n Happy have grown and developed successfully - they have a high degree of local support, both from local people and their partners and funders. Each year, around 6,000 local people take part in the organisation’s work which takes place across at up to 98 different local venues. Healthy n Happy undertakes a wide range of activities which meets their aim of improving the lives of people living in Cambuslang and Rutherglen.
Healthy n Happy currently group their activities and services under seven service areas:
“Working with you to make Cambuslang and Rutherglen the healthiest and happiest places to live in Scotland"
Like the majority of voluntary organisations, this current economic climate has proved our greatest challenge to date. Our core funding has been systematically reduced each year and we have been forced to consider new income generating projects.
Becoming financially self-sustaining is now a key goal in securing the future of our organisation. Several options were considered before finally settling on a single wind turbine. It associated best with our values whilst also generating enough revenue to guarantee this organisation’s future.
Our intentions for a wind turbine were cemented with these three points:
The Healthy n Happy Community Turbine at Flemington Farm is an Enercon E-53. This is an 800 kW capacity turbine.
The Enercon E-53 promises a long and reliable life for the Healthy n Happy Community Turbine.
With this turbine Healthy n Happy wish to build a better future for the communities of Cambuslang & Rutherglen.
We want to be able to continue providing the much needed service our charity offers to its residents. We want the benefits of this turbine to go to the community as opposed to one of the big energy corporations.
You can find out why our organisation wishes to erect this wind turbine by learning more in our About Us section or in our easily digestible Frequently Asked Questions where we hope to answer all your questions and concerns.
What do the people of Cambuslang and Rutherglen say about Healthy n Happy?
So many local residents have already heard about our turbine through extensive community consultations but there needs to be more. We want as many people as possible to know about the amazing possibilities that could be achieved. Help us raise awareness of this fantastic project in any way you can - social media, community events, or simply through family and friends. Giving people the knowledge to take action for the sake of their community’s future is so very valuable.
This project will provide much needed additional income that will aid in supporting the areas residents. For this project to go ahead we need as many of you as possible to get behind your local charity and show your support.
Help us show that the community is behind this hugely valuable endeavour. Letters of support are available for download and by sending these to South Lanarkshire Council you would be playing your part in securing the future of this charity and the communities it serves.
Healthy n Happy believe that communities should benefit from renewables and not just big corporations, please sign below to show your support for our planning application.
Below are sample letters readily available to download to make showing your support even simpler, all you need to do is sign and send.
To make sure your letter reaches the right hands please post to this address:
Planning & Building Standards Services
Community and Enterprise Resources
South Lanarkshire Council
Alternatively you can: