Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration working with the local community
Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company opened up Mustangs as a space for community groups to use very early in our redevelopment process in 2016, giving them an easily accessible building that we knew was going to be available as a base for a few years. Mustangs has always been earmarked as a site for future housing and this was included in the original outline planning consent.
Providing dedicated spaces for community groups to use as their own is of upmost importance to us. Hogmoor Inclosure will soon have a café and education workshop building run by the Whitehill & Bordon Community Trust. We are actively supporting too the Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre in its refurbishment proposals. We are also working closely with the Community Trust, East Hampshire District Council and other organisations in the town to ensure that any new community facility meets the needs of those involved in delivering community programmes and events.
We want to hear from the community themselves to understand how they use these facilities and what they would like to see available in the future.
We will launch an online questionnaire shortly to gather feedback. You can also write to Naomi Metcalfe, Community Development Manager, with any comments you have. We will take a few months to carry out this work.
Whilst we undertake this process, we are leaving all options open, from refurbishing or rebuilding on the current site, to building a new bespoke facility in an alternative location. It is important that we get this process right and take our time in arriving at the right community facilities in the right places for the town.