• Community Centre Building

What is the Bovey Tracey Community Hub?

Bovey Tracey Town Council sold the leasehold of the Town Hall in January 2016. It has been a long-standing aspiration of Bovey Tracey Town Council to create a new Community Hub building within the town, hosting the Town Council Offices, Library, Information Centre and Public Toilets on the site of the Old Thatched Inn.

<strong>Community</strong> Centre Building

Timeline

14th December 2015

The Recreation, Parks & Property Committee approved:

  1. i) The Proposed action plan
  2. ii) Sub-group members and stakeholders to progress the proposed plan to reach a point where the Town Council becomes investment ready

iii) The quotation in the sum of £12,235 + vat and subsequent collaborative working with Devon Communities Together and Village SOS.  Noted that the full cost will be covered by grant funding.

26th January 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 26.01.16

9th February 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 09.02.16

22nd February

A meeting of the Recreation, Parks and Property Committee noted the minutes of the previous Steering Group meetings on 26th January and 9th February. 

23rd February 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 23.02.16

29th February - 21st March 2016

A survey has been circulated to those known facilities within the parish that have space available to hire by the Community which will help us in understanding how the new community hub will best serve the town.  We want to ensure that we avoid duplicating the functions of existing community facilities. In addition, this research will help us build a body of evidence to identify unmet community needs that the new community hub could provide.

Therefore if you provide facilities for hire to the Community, we would be very grateful if you could complete the short survey via this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BoveyCommunityFacilities

16th March 2016

We want to understand what additional needs and ideas young people might have for the Community Hub and to ensure that young people have a voice in shaping and designing the proposed Community Hub in Bovey Tracey, therefore discussions will take place with the Youth Cafe, Scouts, Boys Brigade and other local organisations with younger membership groups.  A copy of the survey can be viewed below.

5th April 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 05.04.16

25th April - 31st May 2016

Please complete and submit your views on the Community Hub via the online survey 

24th May 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 24.05.16

5th July 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 05.07.16

11th August 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this link Steering Group Minutes 11.08.16

8th September 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this Steering Group Minutes 08.09.16

19th September 2016

A meeting of the Full Council approved the Draft Design Brief document.  Copy available for download below.

17th October 2016

A meeting of the Recreation, Parks & Property Committee approved the process for the procurement of architectural services and project delivery routes.

3rd November 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this Steering Group Minutes 03.11.16 

22nd November 2016

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this Steering Group Minutes 22.11.16

9th January 2017

A meeting of the Finance, Resources and General Purposes Committee approved the appointment of an architectural practice to develop designs for the Community Centre.

1st February 2017

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this Steering Group Minutes 01.02.17 

20th February 2017

A meeting of the Recreation Parks & Property Committee approved the proposed design project plan from appointment to applying for formal planning permission.  A copy of the time line is available to download here.

8th March 2017

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found here Steering Group Minutes 08.03.17

31st March 2017

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found here Steering Group Minutes 31.03.17 and a copy of the Interim Report referred to within the minutes can be viewed here Interim Report - 31.03.17

3rd April 2017

The Architect presented a copy of the Interim Report (31.03.17) to members of the Recreation, Parks & Property Committee.

24th April 2017

A meeting of the Finance, Resources & General Purposes Committee approved the appointment of consultants to undertake an Environmental Site Assessment and Ecological Survey of the Old Thatched Inn Site.  Minutes of the meeting can be viewed here.

2nd June 2017

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found here Steering Group Minutes 02.06.17 and a copy of the Design Development Report referred to within the minutes can be viewed here - Design Development Report - 01.06.17

5th June 2017

A meeting of the Recreation, Parks & Property Committee received a presentation of the Design Development Report. 

20th June 2017

A meeting took place between the Architect and Conservation Officer and Planning Officer from Teignbridge District Council to consider the initial designs and receive feedback.

30th June 2017

A meeting of the Steering Group was held.  Minutes of the meeting can be found via this Steering Group Minutes 30.06.17

27th July - 10th August 2017

Public exhibition of designs and staffed sessions (see Public Exhibition Sub section below)

 

Bovey Tracey Town Council is inviting local residents to view and comment on initial plans of its vision for the new Community Centre to be built on the Old Thatched Inn site at Station Road, prior to the targeted submission of a detailed planning application for the new centre in September 2017.

The designs for the application have been shaped by a community consultation in 2016 which asked residents and other organisations about what facilities they would like to see provided for in their centre.

Cllr Eoghan Kelly, Chairman of the Community Centre Steering Group said: “The project team has engaged with the community, asked them what they would like to use a new community centre for, and has shaped the proposals based on their views”. 

The current designs allow for the centre to be well used 7 days a week for services such as an Information Centre and Library while providing a flexible community space to cater for events from birthday parties to wedding receptions, council meetings, and lots, lots more.  The centre will also house the Town Clerk’s office and will incorporate the permanent replacement of the Station Road car park public toilets.

The results of the community consultation from 2016 and proposed plans for the centre will be on display in Bovey Tracey Library from 12 noon on 27h July through to and including 10th August 2017 and forms will available throughout this period for the public to comment.

In addition, there will be three sessions where there will be representatives either from the Community Centre Steering Group or appointed architects on hand to answer questions.  These sessions will take place on:

Thursday 27th July from 12 noon to 7.00 pm

Saturday 29th July from 10.00 am – 12 noon

Tuesday 1st August from 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

If you are unable to visit the library, the exhibition material is available to view below along with a questionnaire which can be downloaded and returned or alternatively you can complete the online questionnaire via this link 

  1. Word Document

    Questionnaire - Bovey Tracey Community Centre Design

    Added: 26 July 2017
    Filesize: 0.14MB

    Download here

  2. PDF Document

    Public Exhibition Material - Design Stage

    Added: 27 July 2017
    Filesize: 4.27MB

    Download here

 

Community Survey Report 2016

Bovey Tracey Town Council, Devon County Council, Library, Information Centre and Teignbridge District Council are working in partnership to create a new Community Centre on the site of the Old Thatched Inn.  To help inform the decision making process, the Steering Group behind the project undertook a community survey in 2016 to ensure the new building meets the needs of the Community.  The findings from the 2016 survey can be downloaded here.

Young People Engagement Report 2016

Bovey Tracey Town Council worked with Devon Communities Together to gather the views of local young people about the proposed development of a Community Centre on the site of the Old Thatched Inn, Bovey Tracey.

In 2016, young people were asked what additional needs and aspirations the Community Centre might be able to meet?  Through engagement work, hearing the views of young people, their perceived priorities were identified.

The report (available here) presents the findings from activities carried out in March 2016.  55 young people connected with Bovey Tracey, participated in this engagement work. 

 

Recommendations were sought from experienced architectural practices on the most appropriate design to accommodate the key services along with a range of functions suggested by the community following consultation undertaken in 2016.  The centre should cater for as many of the expressed needs as possible and to become a busy hub of community life and visitor hospitality.


The Design Brief used in the Architect Procurement Process can be viewed here

 

The Capital Investment Plan Report (download here) presents initial research as to potential sources of investment which will enable the proposed Community Centre development on the Old Thatched Inn site to be progressed.

 

The Project Plan (download here) highlights the process and timescales associated with the pre-planning process.