Plans for community hub in Aveley move forward

A NEW Community Centre has been planned for Aveley for some years. Now, as part of the Community Hub programme, a joint approach to building strength into communities between the local community, the voluntary & faith sector, local businesses and Council/Health services is helping to make this happen.

Community Hubs are looking at new ways for public services and local communities to work together, side-by-side, to create a new type of service delivery that puts local people in the driving seat.

An 8 week survey began in December, and people who either live or work in Aveley are still being encouraged to take part.

Annette Lewis, community worker for ngage said “It’s important that local people take part in the survey to ensure that they have their say on the activities or services they would like to see in the area.

We are visiting Aveley and Kenningtons on a weekly basis to speak to as many people as we can and are keen to connect with existing local groups. In addition to this, residents can complete the survey and leave it in one of the drop boxes available at the local library, medical centre, Aveley youth and community centre, J&R, Crown and Anchor and Dawn to Dusk in Hall Road.

There are also additional boxes at Londis and the Methodist Church in Kenningtons. The survey is available online and at a number of local shops and facilities in Aveley. People who take part also have the chance to win £50 shopping vouchers”.

The survey can be completed online at: www.thurrockcvs.org. Contact ngage on 01375 389893 for more information.

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