An exciting new community facility in Cove has been officially launched.
The new facility near the shops in Whetstone Road, Farnborough has been made possible thanks to partnership working between Rushmoor Borough Council, Sentinel Housing, The Gaming Zone and the Creating Futures charity for children and Young People.
It replaces an old temporary building, which was too small for some of the groups using it.
At the launch party on Saturday 14 June, local residents were invited along to enjoy free family activities, refreshments, music and face painting. Cllr Jacqui Vosper and Cllr Barbara Hurst, of St John’s Ward, came along, as well as Cllr Sue Carter, Cabinet member for Leisure and Youth.
It is hoped that local groups and organisations will use the new building, which offers a much bigger and brighter space. The facility will continue to be home to the regular youth club, ‘the Hang Out’ which runs on Thursday evenings for 11-16 year olds and The Gaming Zone also hope to be able to offer more youth nights as well as free play sessions for younger children.
The building has been designed to be a community hub, so that everyone can use it. This could be anyone from bunch of amateur photographers looking to get together, an art group, a senior citizen group, book club, knit and natter group, mums and toddlers – anyone who needs a space to meet.
Not for profit groups can use the venue for free, and there will be a small charge for businesses, agencies or other professionals.