Planning permission approved for Boughton Community Hub

by | 4 April 2024 | Community facility, Sherwood

A new Community Hub, which will provide a space for skills development, social activities, and support for residents in Boughton, has been given the green light by Newark and Sherwood District Council’s planning committee.

Located on Manvers View, a council house will be transformed into a Community Hub for residents and tenants, providing a base for them to work with the Council and in partnership with the Police and health and community-based services to tackle local issues. It will also be used as a space for local groups and clubs to meet and provide both vocational and academic courses for residents, using a series of iPad and desktop facilities linked to the local Further Education College.

The District Council’s Tenant Engagement Board endorsed this project, and the Council are committed to residents’ and tenants’ ideas to be at the heart of the project to ensure the Hub is a community space that works for them and addresses their needs and wants. Therefore, the District Council’s Housing team listened and consulted with residents on Manvers View, Stepnall Heights, Turner Lane, Swinton Copse and Bentick Close to understand what they would like to see from the Hub.

Ideas included arts and craft sessions, mum and babies clubs, sports days, waste management events such as litter picking, community safety events, mental health support, employment advice, healthy eating courses and social mornings and evenings.

Retford Road Estate and Hallam Road Estates in Boughton are areas identified that could benefit from a Community Hub to help residents feel safer, receive additional support and tackle local issues.
Work on the Hub is being partly funded through the District Council’s allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The Hub will open to the community in the spring.