Andrew visited the Market Hall in Crowle last Friday to meet with Councillors John Briggs and Julie Reed to see the works underway to turn the Market Hall into a new Community Hub that will also facilitate the return of Post Office Services to Crowle. They also met with the contractor on site and discussed how the works are progressing.
Andrew reports, "As residents may remember, we saved this building for the community and we are really proud to be investing £300,000 into it. We've already helped fund projects such as the Community Cinema and look forward to the new services that will be offered from it.
"Currently residents have to travel out of the Isle and to numerous council buildings, this investment will simplify the number of buildings that residents have to attend to receive support. The council is keen to enhance accessibility to residents and this remodelled hub will improve the customer service experience.
"The cash invested in Crowle comes as part of a £5m community-focussed investment programme taking in all parts of the county.
"The investment follows the success of Axholme North Leisure Centre and will further bolster the flourishing community facilities designed to enable people across the Isle and North Lincolnshire to stay safe and well."
Cllr John Briggs said, "this a a major step forward in completing the works on the market hall. It was good to see some of the plans for the building coming to fruition. The proposed works should be completed by April with an official opening soon after.”
Cllr Julie Reed adds, "£300,000 is a major investment in the North of the Isle and we are really keen to ensure that what the council offer is made available to our local residents. The new build design will still be very much a focus of the community, with groups using the building and of course the well attended cinema sessions continuing.”
The new facilities will include:
Baby massage, chair-based exercise, healthy lifestyles support for weight management and smoking cessation, family stay and play, reminiscence, local history, swim, gym and group fitness sessions, adult and family learning, positive activities for youth.
Signposting to services, local information, digital assistance, photocopying and scanning, internet access, appointment-based information, advice and guidance e.g. blue badge applications, digital application forms e.g. benefits, bus passes, passport applications.
Lending library, adult learning, Imagination Library, Summer Reading Challenge, reading groups, study space, children’s storytelling, newspaper groups, online newspapers/magazines
Work on refurbishing Crowle Market Hall is expected to finish in mid-April 2020