We team up with 1st Stanford-le-Hope Scout Group to talk future plans!

November 2018

We are excited to announce that we have started to invite local residents to participate in a consultation and series of meetings regarding a proposed redevelopment of Hardie Hall, home to 1st Stanford-le-Hope Scout Group into a purpose-built Community Centre incorporating a new home for the Group and Friends of Hardie Park.

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 centre then our proposal could perhaps meet a need and opportunity.

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 7:30pm, Saturday 10th November 2:00pm & Wednesday 14th November 7:30pm.

Please complete the survey below:

Q1. 1st Stanford-le-Hope Scout Group deserve a building that meets their future needs to enable them to fufill their aim to equip young people with Skills for Life.

Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Q2. Friends of Hardie Park need a more permanent facility to continue the work that they have started in transforming Hardie Park and inspiring the community to action.

Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Q3. Stanford-le-Hope would benefit from a new Community Centre.

Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Q4. The community would benefit greatly from a purpose-built space to:

a) Participate in sporting activities.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

b) Socialise and attend private functions.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

b) Hire for groups and meetings.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

d) Support small business and startups.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

e) Attend classes and participate in educational activities.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

f) Access public or voluntary services eg. Health, Libraries, Children's Services, Counselling.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

g) Frequent a café or restaurant.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

h) Participate in other activities which promote wellbeing eg. Art, Music, Yoga or Dancing.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

i) Utilise publically accessible toilet facilities.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

j) Entertain and exercise children and teenagers.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

k) Access childcare.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

l) Access Banking, Post Office and/or Cash Machine.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Q5. Other benefits of a new building might include:

Help solve issues with regard to school run traffic.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Increase parking availability.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Increase use of the park.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Enhance the look of the park, buildings and entrance.
Strongly agreeAgreeDon't know/neither agree or disagreeDisagreeStrongly disagree

Thank you for completing our survey. In order to ensure that local residents are responding and sharing their views, we ask that you kindly provide your home postcode.

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