Restoring the Newtown

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Restoring the Newtown

Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action By Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action

We want to continue to make the Newtown Centre in Nuneaton town centre a more thriving, accessible community space, both inside & outside.

Nuneaton Idea stage

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The Newtown Centre is a well used and highly valued community asset right next to Nuneaton town centre. Each week we welcome over 500 people. For a building nearing 60 years old it's not doing too bad, but it's become tired around the edges; in October we were awarded £73500 funding to refurbish the toilets, makeover the kitchen & create a new lounge. This will enable us to share cooking skills, feed more people, host more relaxed & informal social & learning opportunities. But it also needs a roof that doesn't leak, flat paths & we'd love to create a safe outdoor space, making the most out of our front garden. Working with local crafts people & gardeners we will create a large social seating area, with plenty of sensory planting, possibly even space to grow simple foods. We want the Newtown to be the best place it can be - welcoming existing users & new people too, we've got lots of exciting plans for new services that can be offered, we just need the right space to do it.

What we'll deliver:

  • Fix the leaking roof in the main hall
  • Re-pave the uneven & unsafe path around the centre
  • Create a sensory garden and social seating area
  • Have a re-launch party

Why it's a great idea:

The Newtown Centre meets many needs of the community in Nuneaton, in particular families, the elderly, those with access needs & impairments in a unique accessible town centre space. Due to the town centre location, more people are coming into Nuneaton, many coming for NHS appointments rather than travel to hospital; it's already a hub for local people, & so the project will enhance their experience of accessing a modern, fit for purpose facility, close to the shops & transport. The Newtown is a place for people to meet in a clean, safe, inspiring, supportive space. It encourages active, healthy lifestyles with diverse activities & services on offer, reducing stress, loneliness & isolation, encourage volunteering opportunities, increase access to learning & personal development. The garden project will make the most of the under-utilised outdoor space, giving people the opportunity to improve their mental health & well being, whilst improving the town centre environment.

Steps to get it done:

  • Liaise with contractors & agree timings
  • Communicate with community centre users
  • Work commences with contractors
  • Work with centre users on planting designs & produce ideas
  • Purchase plants for garden
  • Press release
  • Organise relaunch 'raising the roof' party

Location Nuneaton

Nuneaton has 2 other projects and £469,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

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Council

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £50,195

Replacement roof - £23,570 (47%)
Path re-paving - £13,400 (27%)
Garden landscaping - £8,300 (17%)
Other - £4,925 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

47%
Replacement roof
£23,570
27%
Path re-paving
£13,400
17%
Garden landscaping
£8,300
10%
Other
£4,925
  • Spacehive fees
    £2,264
  • Transaction Fees
    £2,209
  • VAT
    £453

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: Buy more plants for landscaping, & additional gardening equipment. Purchase new kitchen equipment, utensils etc for the refurbishment of the kitchen

Total £50,195

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