Slough Borough Council is consulting with residents on what they would like to see in a new community facility, called the Chalvey Hub.
Residents are invited to come along to a series of sessions at Chalvey Community Centre to discuss the plans for the new building and talk about the type of services they would like to see there.
Detailed plans are currently being drawn up for the new hub which will retain a nursery and library services, but it could also include meeting rooms, adult education facilities, space for community groups, function space for hire, a community kitchen, IT facilities, a base for community services, a customer service point and self service payment machines.
The Chalvey Hub is being funded by The Department for Education (DfE) as part of its funding for a new school on the site. The current building will be knocked down and rebuilt closer to the main road. The council will ‘top up’ this funding to create a larger space than the existing building.
Sessions will take place on the following dates and times:
• Tuesday 6 February 2.30pm to 6pm – open to all members of the community but specifically the Roma community (a translator will be available)
• Wednesday 7 February 3pm to 8pm
• Friday 9 February 9am to 4pm
• Saturday 10 February 10am to 1pm
Leaflets have also been posted to residents in the Chalvey area so they can have their say if they can’t make the sessions.
Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: “The Chalvey Hub is a key facility for this community so it’s important for residents to take part in this consultation and tell us what they’d like in the new building.
“If you are a regular user of the current Chalvey Community Centre, please do come along to one of the sessions and have a chat with us about what you would like to see in the new building.
“Alternatively write your thoughts down on the consultation leaflet which will be coming through your door and send it back to us.”
The tear off leaflets need to be returned to the council by 19 February. Resident’s ideas and opinions will be fed into the designs for the new building.