AN OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR THEYDON BOIS Theydon Bois Parish Council

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AN OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR THEYDON BOIS Theydon Bois Parish Council Slide 2 Introduction A deal, in principle, has been agreed with Essex County Council, to purchase the freehold of the Youth Centre building and the land on which it is located, including the land on which the Scout Hut is built. Slide 3 Youth Centre Slide 4 Location of site Slide 5 The Youth Club Lord Buxton sold the site to ECC in 1948 A wooden building was erected Originally used as a school Then used as the Village Hall Then used as Community Hall after the Village Hall was built on the Glebe field Purpose built Youth Centre constructed Closed by Essex County Council Slide 6 Community Centre - Proposition That the freehold of the land and Youth Centre building be purchased, from Essex County Council, for 300,000 That a Public Works Loan be raised to finance the purchase That the PWL be repaid over 25 years by increasing the precept by 11.96 per annum 23p per household per week Slide 7 Community Centre - Proposition That the building becomes a Community Centre That the Community Centre be refurbished and refurnished to a maximum budget of 60,000 to be funded by donations, grants and fund raising Slide 8 Community Centre - Proposition That The Village Association be the Purchasing Authority That The Village Association finance legal fees and start-up running costs to a maximum of 25,000 That The Village Association finance the first 6 months loan repayment Slide 9 Community Centre - Proposition That a management body be created, from volunteers, to form a registered charity to take permanent ownership of and assume on-going management of the facility Slide 10 Theydon Bois Community Centre To be used as fully as possible To be used primarily by Theydon Bois organisations and residents Groups / Societies / Clubs / Charities To self fund running costs Profits to be remitted to the village Slide 11 Theydon Bois Community Centre Comments to Theydon Bois Parish Council by 30 th June Slide 12 Thank you Theydon Bois Parish Council