Extension hopes for Downham Market community centre

GV of Jubilee Community Centre  Downham Market ANL-160203-174709009
GV of Jubilee Community Centre Downham Market ANL-160203-174709009

An out-dated community centre could be getting a make-over if new plans get the go-ahead.

Jubilee Community Centre was built in the 1960s and is no longer meeting the town’s needs.

Hopes are high to extend the building to create additional meeting rooms along with kitchen facilities.

Downham Town Council owns the building and members will be deciding at a meeting on Tuesday whether to apply for planning permission to extend the site.

Deputy clerk Richard Davidson said: “There is only one main hall so we can only have one user in at any one time.

“We are looking at re-designing the internal layout and building additional rooms so we can have more than one group or society in.”

Mr Davidson said the plans are still being developed on what will be included within the new design.

He also said that this was a economical option compared to re-building the site.

Mr Davidson hopes that the new plans will increase the use of the community centre.

He said: “We are looking at this project for the town.

“We are really grateful for the support of the regular users for the community centre but we can only have one group or organisation in at a time. It is the same with the town hall.

“We are really fortunate with the amount of building that we have in the town, which is expanding.

“We are turning away a lot of inquiries.

“We want as the town develops to improve the community facility to match the growth of the town.”