More volunteers needed for skills community hub in Micklefield

More volunteers needed for skills community hub in Micklefield

The launch

The hub

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A COMMUNITY hub in Micklefield is now in full swing and is looking for more volunteers.

Our Place Community Hub launched on July 16 in Gayhurst Road and was opened by High Wycombe mayor, Khalil Ahmed.

It is operating as a community drop-in, an information and advice centre and internet cafe and as a low cost charity shop.

Run by Community Transform, a Christian social enterprise, it will help teach people new skills to gain employment.

Director and project co-ordinator, Dave Furze, said: "In terms of the charity shop, we think we are the cheapest in town. We take the approach at the moment that the majority of the stock in the shop is sold at 50p, a few items are separated out for greater value and priced accordingly."

They also have a number of projects in development to help young people apply for funding to revamp the football pitch on the nearby playing fields and to revamp a children's play area.

Mr Furze added: "We are discussing an allotment project and self defence/personal safety sessions - with the possibility of entry level security qualification.

"We now also have a Facebook page set up a local resident volunteer - for Our Place Community Hub."

The hub has gained more volunteers so has been able to open on a Thursday afternoon between 2 and 4pm, in addition to 10am to 4pm every Wednesday.

If they can find more volunteers they hope to be able to offer an evening sessions between 4 and 7pm on a Thursday.

They also need volunteers to help develop their internet connection and IT capacity.

For more details or to find out how you can help go to www.communitytransform.co.uk.

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7:19pm Wed 13 Aug 14

faircuppa says...

Is Mr Hanif the Mayor? He seems to be somewhat rejuvenated!! Well done to those volunteers getting another days opening.
Is Mr Hanif the Mayor? He seems to be somewhat rejuvenated!! Well done to those volunteers getting another days opening. faircuppa
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10:25am Thu 14 Aug 14

mistamina says...

Is it not time for professionals and politicians at WDC to start taking an active interest and putting serious money in Communities?
Please do not give us the tired old excuse 'there is not money'.
Is it not time for professionals and politicians at WDC to start taking an active interest and putting serious money in Communities? Please do not give us the tired old excuse 'there is not money'. mistamina
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