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Priory Court Community Centre

One of the best amenities if not the only one of the William Morris Ward is the Priory Court Community Centre. Unfortunately, I don’t think that it is being used to its full potential.

It is a reasonably modern complex but the surrounding grounds to the centre is dull, uninviting and does nothing to attract attention as to what it is.

Money from the Big Local Fund to Landscape the surrounding area would be a great improvement making the centre more pleasing to the eye and as a result I think would attract more usage by way of Hall bookings for Wedding Receptions, Birthday Bashes and the likes, also business meetings, all of which would help towards the running cost of the centre. Landscaping the area would also benefit the residents living nearby. The Centre is on the main road through the Priory Court Estate and could be a main attraction with people travelling through.

A landscaping idea drawn up consists of the following:

  • Re-turfing the grass area at the front of the centre and apply a seating area with benches.
  • Place a pathway through the grass area where people currently cut across.
  • Clearing away all the old shrubbery and replacing them with fresh soil/compost and bedding plants.
  • Erecting hanging baskets around the building.
  • Removing and replacing the old shrubs with new around the car park area.
  • Painting the ball court fencing and repairing where necessary.
  • A hosepipe connection

There is a Gardening club attached to the centre which would maintain and replenish the area as and when needed.

I am a resident of the William Morris Ward and I use the centre a lot. I think that this would be money well spent.

P Stanton

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Big Local

Big Local Events

The William Morris Big Local means that people who live and workhere are in charge of a 1 million pound investment in this area,awarded by the Local Trust, which was set up by the Big Lottery Fund.A series of events will be held for the community to discuss, develop and agree the ideas that will make up our community vision over the next ten years.
Be part of the vision to make our community a better place to live now and in the future

25 September 2012
Big Local Panel Meeting
A last chance to make sure your ideas are included in the Big Local Conversation
William Morris Gallery, 19.30–21.00

13 October 2012
Big Local Ideas Workshop
Come and help organise and develop the ideas collected in the Big Local Conversation.
Priory Court Community Centre, 10:00–13:00

30 October 2012
Big Local Ideas Pitch
Ideas will be presented and discussed with the community.
Quaker Meeting House, 19:30–21:00

17 November 2012
Big Local Polling Day
An opportunity to discuss the ideas with the most support and cast your vote.
Priory Court Community Centre, 11:30 –12:30
The Aveling Centre, 14:00–15:00                               

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