This is how our building looks today! The walls and roof are virtually complete, and the focus of the construction team is moving inside. The first picture is of the side of the building – the windows to be installed here will look out from the main hall of the community centre over a small garden. The second picture is the front of the building seen from the car park entrance. The part with the lower roof line forms the “sports pavilion” – the changing rooms and facilities for the football and rugby pitches (on the elevated part of the park) and the multi-use games area (known as the “MUGA”) which will be behind the building as you look at it from this point of view. The rest of the building is the Community Centre itself, with the front entrance being the larger of the two openings you can see. There will be tennis courts to the right (where the site office stands now), and a cricket facility behind the building on the left.
The first General Meeting of The Parks Community Association was held at Ranelagh School on Wednesday 30th of April. The purpose of the meeting was to update Parks residents on the work that the group of volunteers has been doing recently, to formally adopt the constitution of the association (which has been used informally until now), and to elect members of the committee for the coming year.
Twenty seven people attended – thank you to those that came along! We hope that once the Community Centre is open for activities, and when the annual general meeting can be held at the centre right here on The Parks, we will welcome more people to future meetings!
The constitution was adopted with a unanimous vote by those present.
Members – all Parks residents – were elected to the committee as follows:
Chair – Martin Reilly
Vice-Chair – Elaine White
Secretary – Amy Chapman
Treasurer – Emma Walker
Additional voting committee members –
We’ll update the web site to introduce ourselves over the next few days.