Introducing Bournville Community Hub
Open for an initial pilot phase of one year, Bournville Community Hub is located next door to the former Lloyds bank building and will be a community resource for all Bournville residents and beyond.
Busy Parents Network have been asked by Bournville Village Trust to take care of the management of the Hub for a year; to gather support, open the doors to new organisations, host new activities and make things happen both inside the building and within the community.
In the first year, Bournville Community Hub will aim to develop a dynamic, multi-functional space to start to bring huge benefits to the local community and beyond. If the impact of the Hub proves successful, and it is deemed financially viable, the hope is that the arrangement can be extended so that the Bournville residents can continue to use and benefit from the Hub.
We have already gathered support from those active in the local community and the plan is to work closely with all these organisations to hopefully deliver a place of lasting value to the local community – with each organisation doing what they do best and serving the community.
Busy Parents Network will continue their other activities including hosting their great Family Festivals such as the Bournville Children’s Book Festival and the Bournville Scarecrow Festival, which so many local residents have enjoyed and benefited from.
So what will the Community Hub be?
The vision so far is for a dynamic, multi-functional space where local community groups can meet and activity classes can be held.
On the ground floor there is a Community Library space, which includes seating to meet and relax, or plug in and work. There is also a bespoke Children’s Library.
Upstairs, there is office space available for local enterprises with a focus on those that need to connect with and serve the local community.
Bournville Community Hub is also offering Bournville’s first co-working space with desks available to hire for an hour, a day or regularly each month.
There will be box office space for organisations to sell directly to the community.
A whole host of other activities and events are possible and what is put on will be led by community demand.
If you’d like more information about Bournville Community Hub, or are interested in hiring rooms or volunteering, please get in touch with Sarah Mullen on firstname.lastname@example.org.