The Centre continues to be closed to the general public with only Playdays pre-school activity operating at this time under strict guidelines. We look forward to further government announcements as to what the next steps will be in this pandemic regarding leisure activities. This may allow the Centre to be opened for various activities that can meet the COVID-19 measures, such as social distancing. Our main hall is quite large so this would certainly allow some activities to take place, although limits may apply. We will be contacting our regular hirers as soon as we have agreement to re-start from the local authority.
In the meantime, we are continuing to work with our Architect on the design of the west end activity suite and look forward to being in a position this month to submit our planning application. The suite will be self-contained encompassing service areas as well as an external patio and secure garden. Our intention is that the suite, some 110 square metres in area, will be suitable for a wide range of activities and, to achieve this, our aim is to introduce a sprung floor as well as a climate-controlled system.
Whilst we have some way to go to seeing an “end product”, we would welcome any enquiries from potential hirers as to whether they would be interested in bringing an activity to the Centre in the future. We would also like to consider regular weekly community run events, such as perhaps establishing a Community Café, manned by Chellaston voluntary groups. Please get in touch if you have any ideas which would be beneficial to our community by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we continue to still look for residents to join our team to take us forward over the next months and years. We have been able to make significant changes and improvements to both our facilities and operating policies over the past 7 years and we have still plenty to do with the required support of new team members. A Trustee role is not to demanding and provides the opportunity to gain experience in undertaking duties within our charitable organisation.
Make the effort and give us a call on 07891954892 and put something back into your community.