VOTE NOW - and vote ten times: Marlborough's new community & youth centre needs your votes
The Marlborough Community & Youth Centre needs residents' votes to secure vital funding to equip it ready for its opening.
Marlborough has no community centre for local groups to use or where sports clubs can practice and, more importantly, nowhere for our young people to meet and socialise - since the Youth Centre at St Margaret’s Mead was closed and services withdrawn by Wiltshire Council.
The building was about to be boarded up and mothballed but, led by community demand, the Town Council took it on in June 2017 and is working hard to re-open it as soon as possible. With grants and generous donations, it has secured funding for most of the refurbishment and now needs to equip the building so that it’s ready to go.
The Community Centre will offer a range of facilities – a multi-use hall, a sound proofed music practice room, a café area, a suite of computers, a games area with a pool table, an office and a meeting room.
The Council is calling for the support of the local community to help win funding as part of the Aviva Community Fund 2017 and is relying on votes to increase its chances of winning a grant of £10,000.
This grant would help to buy furniture, kitchen goods, IT, sports kit and more. Only projects in the Aviva Community Fund with the most votes will become finalists, so votes are vital.
"It’s a really exciting project that unlocks a whole range of opportunities, particularly for our young people who will, at last, have somewhere to meet again.”
Go to the Marlborough Community & Youth Centre page of the Aviva Community Fund website - and vote. Each person registering gets ten votes - which can all be used for one project.
Voting is now open and ends on November 21.
To follow progress about the project, go to the dedicated page of the Town Council’s website. It is hoped the Centre will be fully open in January 2018.