Following over 40 years of valuable service to the community, the Old Church centre has finally closed its doors for the last time. Contracts have been signed for the new building which should be ready at the end of the Summer. Our contractor Timberworks Europe will officially take responsibility for the site as from 18th February and will start a programme of groundworks, road widening and other preparatory activities during the next couple of weeks.
Last week saw various groups removing salvageable items from the centre including the fine wooden floor and various other fixtures and fittings. Previously, unwanted items had been offered and sold on Ebay and donated via Free-cycle. The remaining items have been placed in storage.
The build process will inevitably cause some disruption – we have had to install temporary toilets at the South West door of the church and on some days during the groundworks and build programmes, it will be necessary to control access to areas of the paths around the church for health and safety reasons. As soon as we have a full programme of works we will publish it and ensure that everyone knows what is going on.
In the meantime if you would like to know more about the new community centre or become involved in its planning, operation or management then please contact the project team – Stephen Grosvenor (firstname.lastname@example.org 07885 217077) or Mike Palmer (email@example.com 07835 582414).