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The Hub has permission to open for the following hours. Actual opening hours within these times will depend on bookings.
07:30-23:00 Monday to Saturday
08:00-22:30 Sundays and Bank Holidays
The Youth Club meets at the Hub Thursday’s 18:15-19:45, and is for children across the Shelthorpe Ward in school years 6-8. It is run by Go-Getta CIC and sponsored by grants from Tesco Bags of Help and Borough Councillor Gill Bolton.
Please click here and select ‘room hire’ from the menu.
The Grange Park Centre is the name of the charity which has set up and will oversee the running of the new community centre. The building itself was recently named the Arc Community Hub.
The committee were approached by the electoral team when the election date was announced and they were very keen to accommodate the request. Unfortunately the electoral team required access to the site from 06:30 and the current planning permission only allows access to the site from 07:30. The process to apply for this amendment takes 8 weeks. The committee are working with the electoral team to apply for this ahead of the next polling day in May 2020.
The car park lights will be re-programmed to turn off/on in line with the street lights once the boundary fence has been completed and metal fencing removed from the perimeter.
Blinds will be fitted in the remaining meeting rooms shortly. Update 10/12/19 – these have now been installed
Options are being investigated for the main hall patio door. This will be addressed in the coming months following completion of other works.
The construction of The Arc was funded by grants so the budget was unfortunately tight. Gravel brings the advantage of aiding drainage and reducing surface run-off to nearby housing. We are aware that the gravel has been laid too deeply in places and we are working to rectify this. Once the gravel is at the correct depth and has been compacted by traffic, we hope the carpark will be easier to use. There is a Tarmac path from the site entrance to the slabs at the main entrance door. This will ensure the Arc is easier to access by bike, wheelchairs, prams etc.
The Arc Baby and Toddler Group is a session where children enjoy the various toys and activities under the supervision of their accompanying carer. The volunteers leading the group are DBS checked.