Together under one roof
We are custodians of a communal resource – a building held in trust by a small resident-led charitable organisation that has been established in the public interest.
The Future is Local campaign ran for over a decade to mobilise and galvanise people around the need for a secular community space that operates at a neighbourhood level. The Centre/Trust has undergone many rebirths and in February 2018 a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Registered No. 1177133 was formed in order to protect public interest.
Since forming the Charitable Trust, a twenty-five year lease on the former Park Street Infant school building & upper grounds has been secured. (The car park is on a separate lease and Trustees are seeking similar terms to the existing lease on the building.)
The Charity benefits from Mandatory Rates Relief and a reduction in rent. The local authority retains ownership of the site. Community cohesion is the abiding shared-interest.
Together under one roof project 2012