This meeting was originally scheduled for 31st October, but we rearranged for 7th November to avoid a clash with Halloween activities. It was great to see a good turnout, and the committee shared updates about the key strands of the project.
We have recently been awarded funding from one significant grant application – more information to follow shortly. We continue to work with local businesses, our incredibly generous residents and supporters and a number of trusts and grants to raise the final funds needed for us to complete the build. We are now starting to raise funds for our project – providing services and activities for local people when the centre is finished.
The legal aspects of the lease for the land has been a long and involved process over the past seven months. The Big Lottery requested a number of small changes which are currently being ironed out with the legal teams. We hope to be signing very, very shortly, and then communicating details about the construction timelines.
We’re still looking for people to sponsor-a-brick in the community centre and will shortly be launching something special for Christmas! As we begin to see the building going up, we will need your help in publicising the centre, getting it ready to open and running it successfully. If you would like to be involved in any of the jobs that will need doing, from gardening and painting to volunteering at coffee mornings or opening and locking up the building, please do get in touch.