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Fresh Progress

When you hear the word Jubilee you might think of a celebration, well I suppose in a round about way you’re not a million miles off. I couldn’t be happier  to pass on the latest news from The Balsall Common Jubilee Centre.  In our last Bugle article the trustees were brandishing paint brushes, frantically reorganising the building and restructuring a committee of new and existing members full of new ideas.  Well, the paint has since dried but the enthusiasm is still going strong! We are  busier than ever and with the new injection of funding from Balsall Parish Council we can now set our sights on some much needed renovations that will really enhance the Centre’s facilities.

‘We have a new brand and a fresh space that just keeps getting better and better. I can’t wait for people to see the results of our hard work’

Diane Howell
Trustee

Things have certainly moved fast and the Jubilee is becoming a recognisable, equipped, usable community space right in the heart of our community.

‘The renovation progress has been fantastically fast paced and most certainly wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the trustees and volunteers. A whole hearted thank you is certainly deserved for all their hard work. The running and ongoing maintenance of the Jubilee space is a long term project but we have made a flying start and I know we are all excited for the future.’

Sue White
Chairperson

We will have a stall at the Balsall Common Festival on Saturday 23rd September: come along to meet some of the trustees and find out more about this great community space.

As part of our relaunch, the trustees would like to invite you to the Jubilee Centre Open Afternoon on Saturday 7th October.  We’d love to show you around the Centre !  Come and join us  for coffee and cake. Every one is welcome.

The Jubilee Centre is available for hire: whether you are interested in a one-off booking for a children’s party or a regular slot for your club or society, do contact us to find out more on 01676 533783 or 07949 766702

The Murmurs at The Jubilee…

Spring Bugle 2017

The Jubilee Centre, formerly the old library and based in the middle of Balsall Common, has in many ways been the village heart since it first opened it’s doors many  years ago. In fact the doors have never really shut: the space has evolved over time from a library into a community centre and The Rock Youth Club. Throughout this time there has always been a willing group of volunteers that have managed the Centre for all of the community.

 

If you pass the Jubilee Centre  today, you may smell the aroma of fresh paint or hear the hubbub of activity around the building. The Centre  now even boasts a beautiful little garden thanks to the Berkswell Society and Balsall Common Village Residents Association, a perfectly formed neat and tidy little space of green that seems all the more important as our busy village grows.

 

So whats going on?

 

Earlier  this year some long serving trustees (including some who had been in place since the current charity was founded in 2002) decided to step down and let some ‘fresh blood’ take the helm to steer the Jubilee Centre into it’s next phase. This new team are hoping to bring some fresh ideas that will enable the Centre to continue as a space for all the Community to use.

 

 

‘We are currently developing a long term plan for the building but it’s important that it can still be used while we grow. The Jubilee space is still available for use even whilst it is undergoing a ‘facelift’; there have been a few changes already which we think the village will love!’
Sue White, Chairperson of the board of Trustees

 

‘We’ve came a long way, but we aren’t  finished  yet! If you would like to help volunteer we’d love to hear from you:  whether  it’s  an hour of your time as a one off or on a regular basis.  Please get in touch!’.

 

Diane Howell, Trustee

 

We would like to welcome the whole village to come and see what’s going on. Look out for our open event later on in the year. Alternatively, do contact any of the Committee – we would be more than happy to show you around, but be warned: you may be passed a paint brush to help along the way!!