Plans to bring back to life the Hutton Community Centre are progressing well, with much of the building work now complete.
Last week, Chris Hossack and I paid a visit, spoke with the builders and saw first hand, how the project is taking shape.
The building is coming together really well. New rooms and spaces are being created, alongside the existing large and small halls. New toilet facilities are being installed and the old bar has been ripped out and is being replaced with facilities for a cafe. Its inclusion will really give the Centre a strong anchor for the community and will provide a much needed place to meet.
The £165,000 works are being funded by Brentwood Borough Council, following support by Conservative Councillors. Despite political opposition, local Conservatives have campaigned hard to see the Centre reopen and it’s great to see the project start to come together.
The potential for the HCC and the community is endless and it is great to see so many volunteers and members of the public working so hard to get the project off the ground.
The Centre is due to open in the Spring, once all the works have been completed and a number of different uses are already planned, making it a real focal point for the community, for young and old alike.
The project is a real example of what can be achieve by working together and by being determined. I’m looking forward to seeing it open and once again a real hub of the community.