Councillors to develop ‘community hub’ as part of regeneration plans in Derbyshire town

Councillors in a Derbyshire town have agreed to support local organisations and residents with the development of a ‘community hub' as part of aims to regenerate the area.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 1:37 pm
Councillors have agreed to support local organisations and residents with the development of a ‘community hub' in Alfreton town centre

The community hub will be a space for any groups to use that will directly benefit the users and people living in Alfreton.

Alfreto Town Council said it is welcoming ideas for activities which can be held at the hub.

Already in consideration for the space include making it somewhere to meet, sit and talk, sing, dance, and exercise; a learning area for homework, health, support for long term conditions; a food bank; appointment space for community services such as Citizens Advice Bureau and Age UK advice; WiFi access points; and youth craft activity.

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Lead Member for regeneration, councillor David Taylor, said: “The members of Alfreton Town Council are enthusiastic and committed to regenerating the Town. This is one of many projects highlighted that will involve the community in making Alfreton a better place to live, work and visit.”

Those who wish to be part of the progress of a community hub in Alfreton can contact Lynn Allison, chief executive of Amber Valley CVS with an expression of interest and outline business plan by emailing [email protected] before the deadline on October 1.

Plans should indicate income and expenditure that would be the foundation of a sustainable community hub, and describe any partners you would work with and the role you see Alfreton Town Council playing.

Alternatively, residents and organisations can tell Alfreton Town Council what they would use in a town centre ‘hub’ via email at [email protected]

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