Plans to be heard for Downham Market centre

GV of Jubilee Community Centre  Downham Market ANL-160203-174731009
GV of Jubilee Community Centre Downham Market ANL-160203-174731009

An “exciting” proposal for the future of a community centre in Downham is to be put forward to residents during a consultation in the new year.

Downham Town Council is holding the consultation for the Jubilee Community Centre on Monday, January 9 to explain its vision for the building, and for the public to contribute their views and feedback on the proposal.

Richard Davidson, deputy town clerk, said: “The existing building is a typical 1960s/70s community structure that, whilst it has served the town well, is now sad, tired and no longer fit for purpose.

“The design means that only one hirer is able to utilise the building at any one time, and currently there is no spare capacity for new or additional regular hirers.”

It is hoped that the plans to extend and rejuvenate the centre will accommodate the exisiting users better and will allow for flexibility of the centre’s use.

Mr Davidson said: “This is what the proposal is designed to ensure: a modern, functional and durable space for everyone to use.

“The proposal will enable better use of the whole centre and it allows for different areas to function independently of each other.”

It is thought the plans would allow the nursery area to operate within its own area, and an extension to the south will create a new community socilal area.

The consultation will be held between 3pm and 7pm at the Assembly Room in Downham Town Hall.