Helmdon Community Hub Project

Westbury Village Hall. An example of a successful community hub project.

Introduction

Thank you for visiting the Helmdon Community Hub project page. On this page you will be able to keep up to date on the project's progress. This page will be updated at least monthly. An open day was held in the Reading Room on 3 November 2018 to present the idea to the village and a report of the event will be published here in due course.

A video outlining the project is available at https://youtu.be/EqJZQTHyZ5E.

Community Hub News

Good Turnout to Discuss Improving Village Facilities - posted 07 Nov 2018 by Phillip Ward

We want Helmdon to be a good place to live and a supportive community. Community facilities which cater for all ages and a wide variety of interests are part of what is needed to make that happen. In order to understand what people think about our existing facilities and the possibility of developing new ones, a Parish Information Day was held in the Reading Room on Saturday. More than 90 residents attended to hear about the new village web site and about the idea of developing a site near the school for a new sports field and village hall. In all, 9 in 10 of those who came to the Reading Room thought this possibility should be looked into. If you were not able to come to the Reading Room but you would still like to have your views taken into account you can complete this online survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DXC2FM2 .

There is no detailed proposal yet, the object is to test support for the idea and see what sorts of facilities people would like to see. The presentation that was played at the event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqJZQTHyZ5E&feature=youtu.be shows what other villages have done and gives some idea of what might be involved. The Parish Council will consider all the responses to the survey and decide on the next steps as soon as possible.

If you would like to be involved in investigating and developing these opportunities please contact a member of the Parish Council or email johncoatsworth@helmdonparishcouncil.gov.uk