Resource centre plans for Worle

MEAD Vale could soon get its very own resource centre where people can drop-in to get help and advice on a whole host of issues.

MEAD Vale could soon get its very own resource centre where people can drop-in to get help and advice on a whole host of issues.

Reverend Colin Blake, from the estate’s community church, has been in discussions with the Hayer family, which owns a shop in the precinct off the main road, about renting one of its properties.

Gully Hayer, who is also a North Somerset councillor for the area, says he has been approached by Rev Blake about transforming the former shop, next to the Chinese take-away in the precinct, into a drop-in centre. He says the plans are still in the early stages.

Rev Blake said: “I am currently waiting for Mr Hayer to give me a price for renting out the building, which is to the left hand-side of his shop in the precinct.


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“The area is looking a bit run down at the moment and half the units are empty. The better it looks, the more people will use it.

“If it was better it would change the whole feeling of the area, which is at the centre of the community.

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“As a church we have been saying we need to do something to give ourselves a better presence and to benefit the community.

“Then groups like Neighbourhood Watch, the council, the police or even doctors will be able to use it.

“If people needed help with filling in a form or have any other problems it could be a first port of call.

“We would still hold services in the community hall but the new facility could provide something extra.

“The church could run it and other organisations could hire it.

“At the moment everything is in the early stages of negotiation. But we would welcome any ideas or input from the community.”

Anyone who would like to make any suggestions on the plans can call Rev Blake on 01934 521765.

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