Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Task Team Activity

The three task teams have all met recently to start looking in detail at some of the issues involved in securing a future for St. John’s.

The User Team has now met twice. On the first occasion they discussed the existing provision of local venues for meetings, youth groups, parties and other activities, and agreed to undertake a fact-finding programme. At its second meeting the team started to put together a questionnaire that will be circulated to all local residents to find out how they would like to use a community venue.

The Project/Building Team has brought together a range of expertise in church architecture, building projects and services, surveying and finance. Their first meeting discussion was wide ranging and took into consideration many of the issues affecting the future use of the building. The group also looked at the installation of mains services, internal alterations, disabled access, WiFi access and parking.

The Fund raising and Marketing Team has also met and has started to compile a database of potential funding sources and to think about imaginative and innovative ways of asking the community to contribute. While it is envisaged that most of the funding will come from grants and trusts, it is important that everyone locally has a stake in what we hope will be a great new community facility.

The Group is now starting to put together a business plan, and hopes to report back with detailed proposals to a Bemerton village meeting in September.


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