Huntingdonshire District Council has handed over the keys to a new community building in Little Paxton to the community group which will be managing it. The Hub charity, with other partners, will be overseeing the day-to-day use of the building.
The Hub, in Samuel Jones Crescent, is a new community building built by Taylor Wimpey and Kier Homes under a planning agreement linked to a local housing development. It contains a large multi-functional room with kitchen area, some small meeting spaces, and changing rooms linked to a new sports pitch, which will open later in the year.
Cllr Angie Dickinson, Executive Councillor for Community Resilience, Well-being and Regulatory Services, said: "I am really pleased to be able to hand over this wonderful building. It is a great example of the council’s commitment to work with developers and local groups to make sure that our communities have first class facilities."
On accepting the building, Mr Robert Webster, a trustee of The Hub charity, said: "This is a great day for Little Paxton, we hope that people from every part of our community will be able to come in and make use of this building, for sports, projects and using the meeting spaces. Longer term, it is this wide use that will make sure that the facilities are sustainable and will be open to all for a long time to come."