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Saturday 13 April 2013

Crewe Community Hub to be launched next week


Crewe Local Area Partnership (LAP) aims to provide further support for the area’s charitable organisations by creating a community hub in the town.

Working together, partners have developed a unit in Crewe Market Hall, which is now ready to welcome community and voluntary groups and charities to use the space for up to one or two weeks at a time.

Through Crewe LAP, the Crewe Community Hub provides a free promotional space and encourages people to get involved in local events and volunteering.

It will be officially unveiled to the public on Friday, April 19, between 11am and 3pm.

Councillor Les Gilbert, Cabinet member in charge of communities and regulatory services, said: “There is a need to re-energise any market hall stalls which are not currently occupied and this initiative will help to create a sense of community, and offer a dedicated space for all age groups to improve local engagement.

“It will also help groups to be more sustainable and raise awareness of the services they provide to the local community. The unit will be available to raise awareness of national and local campaigns run by Cheshire East or partner organisations.

“This supports the changing use of the market hall to be seen as a community facility, increase footfall for traders and provide a platform for people to be able to take on more responsibility for themselves.”

Crewe Community Hub was born when a range of volunteers decorated the market hall stalls at Christmas and the LAP and Cheshire East Council wants to thank all traders and volunteers who helped to get the hub on its feet.

To book a space in the hub, contact Dawn Clark, Crewe LAP manager, on 07970 533636 or Deb Lindop, local engagement officer, on 07736 694443.

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