Saturday, 20 October 2018.

Social hub group is all ears for your views

9 October, 2018

Residents of Aylesham are invited to share their views on a new social hub for the village at a listening event later this month.

The idea for a new hub first came about just over a year ago from a group of local people who were concerned that Aylesham’s increasing population would not have a social venue to use.

Billy Oliver, Chairman of the newly formed charitable community benefit society, Aylesham Hub Limited, said: “Some local amenities may be regenerated but we are concerned that plans don’t include the creation of any sizeable new social spaces for existing residents and those moving into the area. We have decided to canvass local people’s views and develop our own plans.”

Survey forms have been circulating through the summer months and an online version has been available via the Aylesham Hub website. The group has begun meeting with local service providers and community groups to discuss the project and has organised its first listening event.

Residents are encouraged to drop in to St Finbarr’s Church on Market Square between 1pm-4pm on Saturday 20 October.

They can talk to members of the group about the project and share ideas about the facilities needed in the village. Architects from Canterbury based MUD Architecture will also be on hand. Refreshments will be available as well as entertainment for children.

Billy said: “This project is in its very early stages. Nothing has been decided yet. We have an opportunity to create something of benefit to us all and that’s why it’s crucial we hear from local people.”

You can keep up with the latest developments about the project by visiting www.ayleshamhub.org.uk.