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A New Community Building for Barrow"title"

At last a potential site has been identified for a new building. At an open public meeting held on July 11th BUSCA was pleased to announce that the Parish Council has agreed to support us in our efforts to build a New Community Building for the use and benefit of all residents on its plot of land off Fishpool Way.

The meeting was attended by 50 Barrow residents. Also in attendance was the professional project consultant, John Leney. An exhibition of other potential sites, plans and draft design proposals for the building was followed by a powerpoint presentation on the work of BUSCA in the community. The work done so far on identifying a site from an options appraisal, the potential uses of the building, outcomes from consultation of the Local Neighbourhood Plan and consultation with Barrow Parish Council, were explained.

The presentation was followed by a discussion of needs and potential uses of the building to update work already done. From this a list of priorities for the future use and design of the building will be deduced.

The next steps are to apply for grant funding to complete the feasibility study to prepare for applying for planning permission. Once this is achieved BUSCA will apply for major grant funding to construct the building.

This is a major project being undertaken by BUSCA on behalf of the people of Barrow. Its aim is to provide additional sports and social spaces within the village to accommodate activities which cannot take place at present and some new activities and services.

If anyone feels they have appropriate skills or interests and would like to help in taking this project forward we would be pleased to hear from you.

Sue Rodgers 01509 416533