UPDATE December 2018
What is the outcome of our community consultation on the idea of a New Community Centre?
Community building response
Recently Friends of Hardie Park conducted a survey and a series of community consultations regarding the idea of working jointly with 1st Stanford le Hope Scouts to redevelop their building into a community hub, creating a permanent long-term solution for both the Scouts and Friends of Hardie Park.
We had a fantastic response to our survey, both via our website and returned postal surveys with over 70 responses received in the first week.
We held just three consultation events. Some residents who had objected via their surveys came and an honest discussion was held. The main objections
a) The Scouts had almost unanimous support for a new building a suggestion was made that the community could get behind the project and support the fundraising effort.
b) There was good demand for a multi-use hub facility but Hardie Park is not the best location.
c) Residents were also supportive of Hardie Park and would not object to a permanent building on the existing site.
I hope that these conversations will lead to a secure future for both of our groups and perhaps to a community hub that meets other needs too.
Friends of Hardie Park will continue to work with and support the Scouts wherever we can but we will progress the idea of a replacement building in partnership with Thurrock Council who own the park.
We team up with 1st Stanford-le-Hope Scout Group to talk future plans!
We are excited to announce that we have started to invite local residents to participate in
We are approaching this in partnership with Thurrock Council who own the land, the park and the access via Hardie Road. They have just undertaken their own survey regarding the future sustainability of libraries and, in other parts of the borough, have adopted a “hub” design, co-locating that service within community spaces.
Should there be support for an improved library service embedded within a community
You will find below a short initial survey to gather ideas and gauge support for our ideas. Please complete the survey and feel free to attend any or all of the consultation events.
We would also like to invite you to a consultation and presentation event on any or all of the following dates, these are open to everyone of all ages. Refreshments will be provided. The venue is Hardie Park Café.
Thursday 8th November
Please complete the survey below: