Our Hub has been operational since May 2015 and has seen over 5500 people through the doors in just 1 year. A huge variety of activities take place inside with anything from employability programmes, adult disability sessions, junior disability youth club to a range of educational sessions and many more. There are also several rooms which can be hired out to local organisations and charities, including the sports hall, IT Suit, Meeting room and social space.
Head of community Andy Taylor says that taking over the management of the hub was a “no brainer”.
“As a trust we have grown phenomenally in the last five years and we needed to create projects out in the community. We have tried to bring this venue to life. It’s about raising expectations in young people and older people alike. This is also open for community and voluntary sector organisations to run projects and initiatives.
Andrew Griffiths MP said he was delighted to be on hand at the official opening of the hub.
“But at the heart of Burton Albion is the community and the community trust is the heart of Burton Albion – it’s what connects the club to the people in Burton and the work it’s doing is brilliant. We all talk about the power of sport to inspire people to do more, to get active, to stop anti-social behaviour – Burton Albion Community Trust is the solution to all of that.”
Andy Taylor added: “I have to thank all the partners who supported our application to take over the centre and to all those who have helped bring it to life.”
That includes Trent and Dove Housing, a partner of the venue, Shobnall Parish Council, GCI, WT Parker, Chameleon Construction and all BACT’s partners from the community and voluntary sector.