Community and Young People’s Centre
Community and Young People’s Centre - £6.5m
We want Stapleford to be a great place to live and that means investment in making sure people have access to facilities which help them have active, healthy, enjoyable lifestyles.
We want to promote cohesion through an inclusive and sustainable space for communities to participate in wellbeing activities and bring people together and help them stay active.
The new centre will be a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient building and sports ground on the Hickings Lane Recreation Ground. It will replace the existing pavilion building and bring local community groups together from the town’s two community centres and Young People’s Centre under one roof.
The building will feature a café, function rooms, community centre space and a dedicated young people’s centre, in addition to brand new 3G sports pitches and changing rooms, with extra car parking and cycle storage.
Construction is planned to start in late 2023 or early 2024 with new sports pitches opening in Spring 2024, ahead of the building opening in 2025.
This project also includes a new Community Outreach Worker. This role will engage with the whole community, supporting individuals’ progression through skills and educational attainment as well as linking in with local employment opportunities.