For the past couple of years the Hub Management Committee have worked on the idea of providing a creative, flexible community space inside an exciting new building called The Hub on the Thaxted Road, near the Lord Butler Leisure Centre, Turpins Indoor Bowling Club and the World Famous OneMinet skatepark. We want it to be totally inclusive, serving the whole community. It will be a home for support and advice services and a venue for the arts, including performance, music, film, photography and a cafe. In the plan are two small entrepreneurial workshops for starter businesses to promote engagement and empowerment. The Hub will operate as a Social Enterprise with all profits being fed back into the project. We think the Hub will be the place for energising body, mind and spirit, an inspirational space for everyone to use and enjoy.
Our vision is for the Hub building to be connected to an extension of the world-famous One Minet Skatepark but our priority is to get the community Hub building up and running first. We are very aware that funding is going to be challenging but having already raised well over half a million pounds for the skatepark, we do have the necessary experience to raise the money. Once built, our Business Plan confirms the building as a sustainable project.
The above design is of Churchhill Community Hub in Australia.
The Hub Management Committee are a group of local adult and young people who volunteer their time and have a vision for a creative community centre promoting enterprise and engagement.
This section tells you who we are and a bit about us as individuals:
We have great ideas for delivering apprenticeships, using our purchasing power to buy locally, creating an environment where all ages can enjoy the creative community facilities and cultural events and, of course, we are very keen to push re-cycling initiatives to the max in the Hub.
Everyone loves green space and we plan to have an allotment for growing food for the café, messy play areas with water for children, creative areas for art in the landscape, a “chill-out zone” with trees and lots of bird and bat boxes to encourage wildlife.