Hightown, a Connected Community

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Hightown, a Connected Community

Hightown, a Connected Community

Hightown Parish Council By Hightown Parish Council

To establish a thriving community hub in Hightown, available to all residents regardless of age. At the core of our project will be setting up a community cafe and garden, and flexible activity space.

Hightown Fundraising stage

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backers
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pledged of £15,381
19
days left

Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £15,381 by 31 Dec 2019

There is demand for a non-specific community facility available

What we'll deliver:

  • Establish a community cafe
  • Establish a community garden and vegetable patch
  • Provide a safe, inviting meeting space where people can connect and share ideas and experiences
  • Provide additional space for hire by community groups/clubs/businesses/private individuals

Why it's a great idea:

Hightown is a small, semi-rural community on the Sefton coast. We are characterised by several key challenges, firstly a high proportion of elderly residents suffering a range of different forms of isolation and/or health and quality of life issues, and second we are geographically isolated and suffer poor transport links (limited minibus service to Crosby and Blundellsands, a single main road in and out of the village, and although on Merseyrail's Northern Line, the station is located right at the north end of the village, and the village is also cut in half by the railway track such that a significant number of residents struggle to cross from one side to another). Meeting spaces for socialising are similarly limited, and too narrow in focus for many people, defined by e.g. a sports club, sailing club, or simply not what people really want, e.g. pub that many residents simply won't use. A general community resource is needed that is accessible, non-partisan, cheap, and flexible.

Steps to get it done:

  • Re-fitting kitchen
  • Completing food hygiene training
  • Completing food hygiene inspection with Sefton Council
  • Sorting menus and price lists for cafe
  • Digging and planting growing beds for garden
  • Building raised beds for planting
  • Buying plants for garden
  • Setting up a composting area
  • Buying and putting up hanging baskets
  • Formal launch & opening to the public of community cafe and garden

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Location Hightown

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £15,381

demolish and reconfigure walls and ground floor layout to accommodate 2 disabled toilets - £6,300 (41%)
2 disabled toilet kits - £3,200 (21%)
Supply and install uPVC windows to replace single glaze louvres - £2,000 (13%)
Supply and install plastic facia and soffit boards - £1,260 (8%)
Supply and install new kitchen worktops - £540 (4%)
Supply and install door (moving internal doorway back) - £340 (2%)
Gardening supplies and equipment incl. compost, garden hose, wheelbarrows, hanging baskets, plants - £235 (2%)
Other - £1,506 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

41%
demolish and reconfigure walls and ground floor layout to accommodate 2 disabled toilets
£6,300
21%
2 disabled toilet kits
£3,200
13%
Supply and install uPVC windows to replace single glaze louvres
£2,000
8%
Supply and install plastic facia and soffit boards
£1,260
4%
Supply and install new kitchen worktops
£540
2%
Supply and install door (moving internal doorway back)
£340
2%
Gardening supplies and equipment incl. compost, garden hose, wheelbarrows, hanging baskets, plants
£235
10%
Other
£1,506
  • Spacehive fees
    £694
  • Transaction Fees
    £674
  • VAT
    £139

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: we'd use any extra funds to continue refurbishment of the rest of the building, starting with 1) the large training/event room, (2) to refurbish the 4 small office/activity rooms

Total £15,381

Our Wish List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and stuff to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Offer Something' button to the right to get involved.
  • Can you or someone you know help? We’re looking for unwanted desktop computers and screens or laptops. Also wanted: surplus outdoor paint for brickwork; surplus/unwanted treated wood suitable for mending fences and/or building raised garden beds;

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