The construction sub team updated residents on the progress of the building, and shared a number of site photos. The latest construction update can be found here.

The fundraising sub team announced that funding has been received for the kitchen – the design includes an oven, fridge, dishwasher and hot water dispenser for drinks. Part funding towards a Centre Manager role for the next 3 years has also been secured, recruitment will start nearer to the opening time. A big thank you was given to businesses and individuals who have donated to the project in recent weeks.

The team explained that when the community centre project was first established and the charity formed in 2014, it was decided to name it after Grange Park on which the site was allocated as part of a section 106 agreement. Since then the vision has developed and they wanted to find a centre name that would be more reflective of the whole community which it will serve. The Committee have chosen to name it ‘The Arc Community Hub’ to reflect the spark that this will generate between those in the community, and the fact it will act as a hub for activities and projects for the future. The Grange Park Centre charity will still continue and will be responsible for running the centre.

10th July Meeting