Hogmoor Community Buildings
The Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust (WBCT) are pleased to announce that we will be taking on the management and delivery of the Hogmoor Community Buildings at the Hogmoor Inclosure. Over the course of 2018 these facilities have been built by the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company (WBRC) to support the wider regeneration of the town, adding additional value to the existing facilities at the Hogmoor Inclosure. The WBCT will take on responsibility for the development and the completion of the fit out and interior works from early 2019 with a view to opening the buildings to the public in late Spring 2019.
The WBCT is a registered charity set up through the regeneration of the town to promote and develop community projects, events and facilities for the benefit of the whole community. We will will operate these buildings on behalf of the community, providing a Community Café, an Education/Outdoor Learning Space, public toilets (including the town’s first changing places facility), and a community garden for local residents and their families to grow food. The site also includes a free to use car park.
Funding for the delivery of the facilities has been secured from S106 Developer Contributions awarded by EHDC and with support provided by the Power to Change Bright Ideas Fund, working in partnership with Locality.
Cllr Ferris Cowper, EHDC’s Portfolio Holder for Whitehill & Bordon, said: “It’s great that the WBCT has taken over the running of the community buildings at the Hogmoor Inclosure. I’m sure it will do a sterling job in making another fantastic space in the town for the community to come together, stay connected and enjoy various events and social gatherings, as well as hosting a wide range of initiatives that support the Healthy New Town programme.”
The WBCT will work with local partners and stakeholders to create and deliver a programme of events and activities across the Inclosure. Over the 1st and 2nd of February Open Days will be held for members of local organisations and prospective providers to visit the buildings, help to shape the programme and discuss working together with the WBCT and other stakeholders.
Our vision for the Hogmoor Community Buildings is to create a space for people to learn about our native wildlife in a specially created education suite, to grow food in the community garden that can be served in a warm and welcoming Café and most of all create a sense of community.
We are eager to hear from members of the public on what they would like to see from the site, so will be holding a Community Consultation over the 9th and 10th March so local people can put forward their ideas, make suggestions and have a role in the development of the site.
Hannah Ashwell, Manager of the WBCT said: “The Hogmoor Community Buildings represent a fantastic opportunity to create an inclusive and accessible place for people to come together and explore our natural environment. We look forward to working with local groups and residents to help shape the plans for the site, providing opportunities for employment, volunteering and learning, as well as range of exciting events and activities that can be enjoyed by the whole community.”
More information on the Community Consultation and the partnerships Open Day will be available soon here and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WBCommunityTrust/ .
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 07966 141571.