North east area

After a public consultation, we made the decision to reorganise neighbourhood services in the north east area.

Further information

Changes to neighbourhood services

Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre

  • Redecorate some areas of the building including the main hall
  • Work with centre users to change lunch club provision. Work with partners to develop a reduced size kitchen facility suitable for community use. It is likely that the current operating model will change and consideration will have to be given to the capacity to cook a high volume of meals onsite.
  • Move adult learning classrooms into Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre to deliver Engish language and other classes
  • Review room hire arrangements to free up more space for additional activities and to increase income.
  • Explore car parking controls to improve availability for centre users

Belgrave Library

  • Retain the library service at the current location at this time
  • Review service operations in line with consultation feedback to improve efficiency
  • Review the location of Belgrave Library service after operational changes have been embedded at Belgrave neighbourhood Centre
  • Install library and customer self-service terminals to provide additional access to council services

Rushey Mead Recreation Centre

  • Invest in the building to free up additional space
  • Work with stakeholders to combine staffed library services and community activities at this centre
  • Install library self-service equipment

Rushey Mead Library

  • Move library services into Rushey Mead Recreation Centre
  • Explore a range of options for disposal of Rushey Mead Library including lease, sale or demolition

Northfields Neighbourhood and Youth Centre

  • Dispose of the building as a community resource. Explore options including community asset transfer, rental or sale of the centre or reuse of the centre.
  • If groups need to move, work with them to identify the best location for their needs
  • Explore alternative options for delivering youth sessions in the area, including street based sessions

Armadale Youth Centre and Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre

  • Consult on additional options for Netherhall Neighbourhood Centre and Armadale Centre

Hamilton Library and Learning Centre

  • Redevelop the building as 'Hamilton Library and Community Centre'
  • Improve access to the hall for community use
  • Review service operations in line with consultation feedback to improve efficiency
  • Install a customer self-service facility to enable additional access to council services

Ocean Road Community Centre

  • Explore options for disposal of the building including demolition or sale
  • Work with groups to identify the best location for their needs

Thurnby Lodge Youth and Community Centre

  • Retain the youth and community centre
  • Increase use of the youth and community spaces to accommodate some relocated activities
  • Explore ways of reducing centre running costs with existing partners