Our charity took over the disused Rookery View Hall under a lease in 2014. We raised £150k and worked every weekend for a year rebuilding the derelict hut into a modern community hall for use not only by our own youth projects but also for the entire community to hire.
The council have agreed that we can purchase the hall and open space freehold for £36,000. This purchase will enable to charity to safeguard it's future, avoid future rent increases and start investing into developing and protecting the facility for the future.
In an area with high deprivation and reducing amounts of affordable community spaces, it is very important that we complete this purchase to help support our community for the future.
Young people helped build and maintain the hall. Regular volunteer cleaning rotas are maintained by young people who see the building as their achievement:
It is used for a variety of different clubs, groups and associations: