A New Community Centre?

Over 100 people turned out yesterday afternoon to give their views on the future of the Southmead Community Centre.  The event was organised by the charity’s management committee along with Barefoot Architecture, and posed the question, ‘What could the Southmead Community Centre be in the future?’.

The feedback from the event will form a feasibility study to lay out the options.  The Southmead Community Association, along with its members, will look at all the ideas put forward to update the building and the services it offers to the community.

The Community Centre was built “by the people, for the people”, in the heart of Southmead, and has been managed for 50 years as a charity to provide valuable services and facilities for the whole community.

After generations of use and enjoyment, the Centre is now in need of repair and modernisation so it can offer future Southmead generations the opportunity to meet their aspirations. The feasibility study not only features the Community Centre building; the site begins at Tesco and includes Southmead House, The Meeting Rooms and Bethany Baptist Church. The study is the first step in developing a positive future for this stretch of Greystoke Avenue.

If you would like to be part of this development project and have some input, you can fill in the online consultation form here: Southmead Community Association Consultation.