The Styx Centre is looking for financial support to help fulfil its expansion plans.
The community centre has received planning permission to expand its services, following the acquisition of adjoining land in St Peter's.
The centre's directors want a petanque area, quiet seating and new playground equipment to enhance the current facilities. Styx is already a hub of community activity, offering a wide variety of activities, however it is appealing for help to pave the way to an even brighter future.
"It’s a hugely exciting project which will enable us to further expand our current offering, where people of all ages and abilities within the island community can take part in multiple activities and gain wide ranging skills, alongside benefiting from simply having social connection," said Centre Manager Anne Thomas.
Pictured: An outline of the plans with the recently-purchased land mapped out.
Centre Director Sue Noyon said the team at Styx have been in talks with Planning for over a year, to make sure the development met planning requirements and did not adversely impact the character of the surrounding area.
“With around 2,000 users visiting the centre each week, traffic and pedestrian safety became a real issue for us and with the support of the Traffic and Highways Committee, we’ve formulated a really beneficial solution for the centre, the parish and our users," she said.
"Our focus now turns towards a big push for fundraising, both for the land purchase and then the development and supply. The Management Committee would welcome any approaches from Corporates, individuals or funding bodies who would be interested in supporting our Project and the Community work that we do at the Centre”.
Further information including the Development and current Programme at the Centre, can be found HERE.
Pictured top: Architectural designs accompanying the planning application, drawn up by Torode Architecture & Chartered Surveying.
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