The Grange Park area, located in the south-west of Loughborough, is a growing residential development with no local facilities. Plans for a community centre have been in place since 2009, as part of a “Local Centre”, which included flats over shops, place of worship, health centre and associated parking.
The evidence of need for a community centre comes from a Feasibility Study and a Community Needs Assessment, both commissioned in 2012. These were published in 2013, and demonstrated that there is demand for a community venue.
In addition, the Grange Park Centre group carried out various consultation activities over the past six years to hear from residents in the area. People told us they wanted a centre where they can take part in a range of community activities to improve health, meet new people and positively engage children and young people. You can find further information of all our consultation activities on our website here.
We believe that the centre will help build a more cohesive, supportive community. We have been actively building links between the Grange Park, Shelthorpe and Haddon Way communities with support from Charnwood Borough Council, local agencies and groups. Across all areas there is very strong support for a new facility. You can read more about the background to the Grange Park Centre here.