We have done it! We have taken over the Swanage Youth and Community Centre, on behalf of the Community. In partnership with Swanage Town Council, Swanage and Purbeck Development Trust has reached agreement with Dorset County Council and will be taking occupation on 19 September. It will be renamed the Centre for the start of a new era.

We will be commencing Youth sessions, including the Learning Disability Group, as soon as possible, plus many other activities, as part of our commitment to create a “Social Hub at the Heart of the Community”. We will be inviting sponsors and volunteers to help us in this new challenge. We have already started fund raising, to refit the Centre, to make it more suitable for a wide range of uses. We need to establish an income flow to cover our costs and are actively looking for organisations wanting to hire space in this central location.

We will be giving regular updates on Facebook and you can visit us, and become a friend, at our new Facebook Page, @swanagecentre. We would welcome your support to make this a successful project for the benefit of the whole Community. Please use the contact page if you want to volunteer, are thinking of hiring the Centre or want to donate goods or services. Or use the donation button if you want to make a cash donation. All very much appreciated.