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New Community Need

The Centre can no longer provide the indoor space needed by the local community.  New community space is needed.

The problem:

  • The number of community events and meetings is increasing and the Centre is now not big enough to provide for the increased demand
  • Planning approval has just been given for another 2,000 homes in Wash Common
  • An increasing number of community groups are unable to pay hire charges

Considerations

  • The site is restricted and the Centre can not be enlarged, so unable to meet the new community need.
  • The Church is adjacent to the Centre and is used for less than 15 percent of the available time.  The Church could accommodate the new community need.
  • Local community groups have said that for the Church to be acceptable as a community building it must be made warmer, less damp and more accessible for the disabled.

Click here for community feedback on the project.