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Boughton Community Hub officially opened by Newark and Sherwood District Council





A new community hub, which will provide a space for skills development, social activities, and support for local residents, is now open.

Boughton Community Hub was officially opened yesterday (May 18) by Lee Brazier, portfolio holder for housing at Newark and Sherwood District Council; Celia Brooks, chairman of Newark and Sherwood District Council; and Linda Tift.

The hub will provide a base for tenants and residents to work with the council and partner organisations to tackle issues affecting the area. It will also be used as a space for the community’s groups and clubs to meet and provide vocational and academic courses for residents.

Lee Brazier, Celia Brooks and Linda Tift opening Boughton Community Hub.
Lee Brazier, Celia Brooks and Linda Tift opening Boughton Community Hub.

Construction on the hub started at the beginning of this year to transform the three-bedroom council house into an impressive community space featuring a new ramped external entrance, meeting room, and office, complete with computers and internet access for residents.

Residents will benefit from face-to-face contact at the hub for a variety of enquiries about council and partner services, including housing and tenancy support, health and wellbeing, and community safety and security concerns.

Boughton Community Hub.
Boughton Community Hub.

As part of the launch, officers from Newark and Sherwood District Council were at the hub to talk to residents about how they can use the hub and whether they had any suggestions for other ways the hub could be used to benefit the community.

Families took part in the exciting activities throughout the day including helping with the new graffiti wall artwork, enjoying entertainment from live musicians and taking part in sports games provided by Active4Today.

The hub has been partly funded through the council's allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

A Boughton resident painting the new graffiti artwork.
A Boughton resident painting the new graffiti artwork.

Opening hours for the hub are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. There will also be times when the hub will be open from 6pm to 9pm for evening events. For more information visit the hub’s webpage.

Lee Brazier, portfolio holder for housing at Newark and Sherwood District Council said: "I am so pleased to officially open our brand-new hub at Boughton. The hub will be so important for so many residents and will make such a massive difference in the lives of the local community. It will make it much easier for residents to come and talk to us, access support and resolve any issues they may have.

Linda Tift, Lee Brazier and Celia Brooks at the new hub.
Linda Tift, Lee Brazier and Celia Brooks at the new hub.

"I am committed to ensuring that tenant and resident views continue to be at the heart of this project and that it continues to reflect the wants of local people. Therefore, if anyone has any suggestions of what they would like to see at the hub, please let us know.

"This hub is for the community of Boughton. Please do pop in and say hello to our team, who will be based here — we are here to help."



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