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New uses for the Clubhouse

August 24, 2017

The running of the Clubhouse at the Recreation Ground is about to revert to the Parish Council.

The Clubhouse is a substantial village facility with a community  room (7.2m by 8.5m), toilets, showers, a kitchen unit, bar and WiFi. It has good car parking with motion sensor lighting which is useful in the winter.  The decline in the popularity of team sports and competition from other venues have meant that the building has not been used as fully as it could be.

The Council is anxious that this facility should be well used by the community and would like to hear from any individual or society with new and imaginative ideas.  One possibility could be to make some of the space available to local start-up enterprises, home-workers and commuters who sometimes work from home on a regular or ad hoc basis. Whilst we are seeking new opportunities for the community to use the building it is still a functioning sports facility and is available for hire by any sports teams or activity groups.

So that we can hear about and discuss in detail any possible options we would ask anyone with ideas (however off the wall) to email or to come along to an informal drop-in session on Tuesday 19 September at the Melland Room, Blewbury Clubhouse between 7.30pm and 9.00pm.  This will be an opportunity to view the building, see what it has to offer and to ask questions.

Any use of the building should not offer competition to the village hall or existing community services, should contribute to the running costs of the building and be of benefit to the community and its residents.