A new community centre is to be built in Ashton after £150,000 worth of funding was approved by Tameside Council.
The Council is working with Christ Church Community Developments on what has been dubbed the ‘4C’ project. The sustainable building is to be located in Waterloo, on the grounds of Christ Church between Oldham Road and Taunton Road.
Building work is due to start in the next few weeks and finished by late summer. An official opening has been pencilled in for September 2018.
The eco-friendly centre will be open to all Tameside residents; providing local people with a range of health and social opportunities and will operate on a similar working model to other community centres, which are run entirely by the community.
The ‘4C’ project will include health and social activities and services and will also offer a high-spec community space, bookable meeting rooms and a café. The fully accessible building has been designed to limit the impact on the environment and incorporates both new and traditional technologies. Recycling and energy efficiency are integral to the operation.
Tameside Council Assistant Team Manager for Community Engagement and Market Development Janine Byron said: “We’re really excited to see work getting underway on ‘4C’ – this is a project that will benefit all members of the community – young and old – and emphasised that this futuristic project will be an entirely community led facility aimed at improving people’s lives and supporting local residents to thrive. This in turns saves the Council money in more traditional forms of health and social care.”
For more information on the project and to see how you can get involved, visit www.4cashton.org.uk