Community Hub

We’re planning to build a new Community Hub for Lawrence Weston. This is in reaction to the closure of many community facilities in the local area. The Hub will contain a range of services including health, social, economic and education for the community. It will bring together both existing and new health facilities & activities in a new facility managed by the local community.

Over the last 30 years, local facilities have declined across Lawrence Weston, with the loss of the secondary school and college, library, shops, pubs and community facilities. Facilities for health, leisure and fitness activities, as well as advice and counselling services are limited or non-existent. Remaining local services are delivered from buildings in a poor state of repair with limited access for people with disabilities. Many residents face complex health issues and are unable to access facilities elsewhere: car ownership is low, public transport is infrequent and expensive.

  • Doctor’s surgery
  • Pharmacy
  • Informal cafe, Library (R) and IT suite
  • Bristol City Council service point
  • Services to improve health & wellbeing and day clinics
  • Family support services
  • Flexible space for community use
  • Employment and business hub

The Principles

  • Community led – Residents at the heart of decision making
  • Community feel – Welcoming, not a ‘council building’ feel
  • Open and accessible to all
  • Integrated and collaborative
  • High quality building and services
  • Financially and environmentally sustainable
  • Easy to manage
  • Flexible and adaptable – for varied and future use

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