A New Parish Centre

New Centre Plans and Development

PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED & DESIGN PHASE COMPLETE

Congratulations! We’re delighted to say that the design phase is now all but complete.  Planning permission was received in Spring 2020 and now the full design has been prepared.  Thank you to all who’ve made this possible.

Thank you also to everyone in the community who has been so supportive of this project; through the consultations, in the fundraising, and by your encouragements and sponsorship – it is greatly appreciated!

Although this is a milestone we know that the hard work continues if our community vision is to become a reality – so keep up the good work and fundraising everyone! Thank you.

The design provides rooms of different sizes, with accessibility, catering and flexibility built in, to meet the needs of all those who may want to make use of the centre. The main hall will be large enough for badminton, exercise classes, table tennis, functions, and meetings; with smaller rooms available for meetings, and smaller social functions. All letting rooms will have access to kitchen facilities, and there will be a lift, enabling access to the upper level.

In 2021 our quantity surveyor’s cost report based upon the fully engineered plans has estimated that the cost of the new building will be £2 million.  We realise that this is a huge undertaking, but we need to plan to provide a building that can meet increasing demands for usage, and will be fit for purpose now, and into the future.

We need all the help we can get to provide a community centre that will provide multi-use space for the full range of user groups, for the foreseeable future.