Sherwood Park Hall has currently been unused for 10 years. Situated in the middle of a large park, in a residential area, next to a thriving primary school. With your help, we can refurbish the building, turning it into a safe new, modern hall with disabled access, car park spaces, 9 hole mini-golf park & indoor sports facilities including new dance studio, opening up the space for use to 1000’s of local community residents, providing all your sports, dance and hall hire function needs. The community centre will be accessible to residents both young and old, to community groups & schools as an additional space for activities & learning. Also including access to a training program to deliver sports/fitness instructor training to young people who are not in education, employment or training. Creating a space that encourages community cohesion, is affordable, easily accessible, promotes a healthy life & mindset whilst helping to preserve green space.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Sherwood Park Hall will provide access to affordable activities for residents from neighbouring Common Side East, Pollards Hill and Mitcham all year round. Putting the community at the heart of what we do. There are 14,000 children in the CR4 part of Merton borough & not enough activities & spaces for them to participate in positive activities in a safe environment. We believe that improving this community space will give both adults & children an opportunity to become more active. The nearest leisure centre is 1.5 miles away and does not offer any outside space for sporting/social activities & operates on membership fees which are not affordable. The area lacks activities & hire spaces for families, young people & the elderly especially outside of term time and at weekends. Sherwood park hall will be open & welcoming to all, all the year round. In short Sherwood park hall is fundamentally desperately required in this community, we need you!
Steps to get it done:
Beneficiaries will include: local children and young people, single parent households, low income families, elderly residents and other local residents as well as the local stakeholders. There are 6177 households with a population 16,819 in the CR4 area. We intend to engage with them through community consultation events over the next 3 months. Promotion of the intended refurbishments will be updated via our website & leafleting to properties on all neighbouring estates. We will also create an interactive platform for people to follow the journey of the building being transformed providing suggestions for activities they would like to see us offer in the community. We will also be visible on all social media platforms. Once the building is refurbished and accessible we will hold a community fun day and provide tours of the facilities for the local community inviting local councillors and the press.
About the space
Sherwood Park Hall Recreational Ground
London Borough of Merton
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