Monday, 16 July 2018.

Look out for hall ballot leaflets this week

4 July, 2018

Dropping through letterboxes in Aylesham this week will be leaflets asking residents for their views and ideas about building a new village hall.

The leaflet, being distributed with the monthly Aylesham & District Community News magazine, has been produced by the Aylesham Community Village Hall Establishment Committee and asks five easy multiple choice questions.

Residents are invited to fill out their answers and drop the leaflets back during the next few weeks in one of a number of specially marked boxes dotted around the village.

These are located at the Co-op supermarket, the health centre, the Post Office, all in Market Place, as well as Jam & Roses coffee shop in Cornwallis Road and the sales offices of both Barratt Homes and Persimmon Homes on the Aylesham Garden Village development.

Alternatively, you can respond online via the website www.ayleshamhub.org.uk or post your form to ACVH c/o William Oliver, 61 Milner Crescent, Aylesham CT3 3BJ.

Hall committee secretary Lawrence Knight said: “We really need people’s ideas, views and comments about the viability of a new social hub in Aylesham.

“We want to work in partnership with the organisations here and enhance the facilities available to residents. Anew hub would be the biggest community development here for several years so we are anxious to find out what people think of the idea and what they might like to see it providing. It really is a chance to help shape the future of Aylesham.

“We are still at the early stages of the discussion and consultation process. We don’t want to duplicate what other venues here do already. We would want the new one to be flexible and have a larger main space with facilities that can offer more than is available at the moment.”

Look out for committee members at local events around Aylesham over the next couple of months, feel free to ask them questions and offer your ideas. Volunteers are also welcome to help with a number of tasks the committee needs to carry out – contact via the aylesham hub website of you can assist.