Poole Communities Trust has successfully raised over £2m for a new Community Hub in  Bourne. The Hub will include  a 50 place pre-school, facilities for young people and a wide range of activities and services for local people of all ages.

The Trust has awarded the contract to build the new Hub to Amiri Construction Ltd.

A temporary building arrived on the adjacent site in May.  This will  enable the pre-school and youth provision to continue during the 12-month construction period.

Kerry Manning, Chair of Bourne Big Local said ‘Witnessing  the site clearance and seeing  the new building rise from the ground is just brilliant. The Hub is going to provide something for every one of all ages.  From a friendly and welcoming place to get a cuppa, to playing your favourite sport, or getting support from Citizens Advice or one of the other partner organisations, to joining a club or learning something new.’

Chris Beale – Chair of Poole Communities Trust said ‘this will make a huge positive difference to the people of Bourne, who are so often overlooked.  Enormous thanks to all the organisations and individuals who have grant funded or made donations to this amazing project’

We are hugely grateful for their support and the determination and commitment of local residents to get the Hub up and running.  We look forward to working with Amiri Construction to turn our dream into reality.’

The Hub will open in Summer 2022.