Bridlington Town Council have announced that it has purchased the earmarked property on Marshall Avenue and are to hold a public consultation event to gauge opinions and views of what the public would like to see inside the planned Community Hub.
A spokesperson said: “The original price of the building was £265,000 and the Town Council negotiated a price of £175,000 and this includes the rear element of the property which was not included in the original sale detail.”
“The refurbishment will take place in two stages; the downstairs office space will be commenced immediately and due to ensuring the requirements and needs of the Community Hub are completely met this element will be undertaken at a later stage with funding.”
“Bridlington Town Council is currently working closely with East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS), members of the Bridlington Youth Coalition along with local charities to source additional funding to ensure that the cost to the public is minimised and that services provided will be of maximum benefit to the whole of the Bridlington community.”
She added: “It is envisaged that the building will be open at least 5 days a week and will include an informal community space, training and educational space, employment, volunteering and apprenticeship opportunities, a café, a range of drop in services, along with meeting spaces and offices available for other local services, small businesses and community groups to use.”
The property was formerly a restaurant, and before that a DIY store. It was originally built as a chapel, but was converted to retail use in the 1960s
To shape this ‘Community Asset’ in Bridlington, public consultations are taking place to obtain opinions about the Community Hub element of the building.
Members of the public are invited to attend the special event which is being held at the current Bridlington Town Council Offices at 62 Quay Road on Friday 15th March between 10am – 1pm.
Along with Town Council representatives Community Group Co-ordinators will be on hand to discuss ideas and proposals.
Consultation forms are downloadable via social media and the website. In the meantime, in advance of the public consultation, any enquiries can be directed to the Bridlington Town Council on 01262 409006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Fiona Turner at ERVAS on 01482 871077 or email email@example.com.