20-Jun-2017

The Hub in Little Paxton is almost ready to accept visitors. To celebrate this, a Family Fun Day has been organised by Huntingdonshire District Council, together with The Hub charity. The event will take place on Saturday 24 June from 10am until 3pm held on the green area opposite the new building on Samuel Jones Crescent.

The Hub is a brand new community facility which is the culmination of many years’ planning, using money from a Section 106 Planning Agreement. It was completed at the end of January 2017 and is due to be formally handed over to the district council this summer and then onto The Hub charity, who will manage it on behalf of the community.

Fun activities will be on offer for everyone to try, such as screen printing onto hessian bags, making mammoth puppets, playing giant games and a Dogs Trust fun quiz. This event also marks the final session of the Click and Create art project which has been running since December. This project aims to work with local people to create a piece of art which reflects the identity and history of Little Paxton. Photos, collage and other techniques have been used for the final piece, which will be completed on Saturday at the Fun Day and displayed inside The Hub.

Cllr Angie Dickinson, Executive Councillor for Community Resilience, said: “I am absolutely delighted that all the hard work done by everyone involved has finally resulted in this excellent community facility, and I look forward to its imminent opening. Working with communities throughout Huntingdonshire is a very important part of my remit”

Cllr Laurence Swain, Ward Councillor for Little Paxton, added: "I am extremely pleased to see The Hub entering its final stages of construction and would like to thank all of the organisations, residents and officers for their hard work on this project. I greatly look forward to The Hub officially opening and seeing the residents of Little Paxton using this excellent community facility."

The Hub is a Community Interest Organisation (CIO) which is a modern form of charity. It received charitable registration in May after a lot of hard work. The Hub spokesman, Paul Cooks, said: “The Hub will be for all the village, so do please get in touch with us if you have any ideas or want to help.”

Don’t miss out on your chance to see what’s happening in your area and celebrate the next stage of the community life in Little Paxton.

For more information on this event contact Penny Litchfield at penny.litchfield@huntingdonshire.gov.uk or call 01487 814897 or 07810 637566.

You can also visit The Hub's website for more information.