Stockfield Community Association, together with Acocks Green Baptist Church have unveiled some interesting plans for development of the Baptist Church site to provide improved community facilities and they would like local people’s views on what they’ve developed so far. They are holding three open sessions in the next week for local people to call in and find out more.
Acocks Green Baptist Church lies at the heart of the Stockfield neighbourhood. It’s a landmark building, but it also hosts a wide range of community activities and groups, from children’s centre activities to lunch groups for older residents; from coffee shop to community meetings. It’s a valuable resource for the community, but has also presented some challenges which have meant that neither the church nor the local community have been able to use it to its full potential. Their aim is to improve on this.
Over the last couple of years the organisations have been asking people what could be done to improve the church site. They have listened to what facilities people have said they’d like to see locally so that Stockfield can have a welcoming, well equipped centre for the community. They’ve also been working with architects, planners and others to develop some exciting ideas, but they continue to need input to ensure that they get it right.
The open sessions will give people the opportunity for local people to hear about what has been done, the concepts for the church site, and comment on the ideas. You’ll be able to find out what’s been done so far, see a model and plans of how the development could look, ask questions and share your comments and ideas. Each session will start with a brief presentation, followed by time to discuss and engage with the team involved. The session times will be:
- FRI 21ST JANUARY 1PM
- FRI 21ST JANUARY 7PM
- SATURDAY 22ND JANUARY 11AM
The Neighbourhood Forum encourages people to attend one of these sessions at the church and help shape these plans to create a thriving community centre for the neighbourhood.
For more information please contact Jon Miles on 0121 7457