It’s all hands on deck to get Kilton’s new community hub up and running this month.
The kitchen has gone in at the Online Youth and Community Centre, in Plantation Hill and just in time, before the winter weather really starts to set in, A1 Homes has donated cash to replace the old roof. No more leaks, hurrah!
Assuming all goes to plan, North-East PCSO Ryan Bowskill and Jamie Vernon, of Online Electrical Services – the driving forces behind the initiative – hope to stage a presentation evening at the centre for all those who have contributed to the process.
There they will christen the new oven and may even throw a bit of musical entertainment into the mix.
The pioneering pair have worked hard on this project and it is having a positive effect on community spirit. It’s really encouraging to see.
The intention is to allow the renovated building, the former base for New Life Church, now housed at the Oasis Centre in Longfellow Drive, to settle and the various groups using it to bed down before holding an open day for the public.
This is expected to take place at Christmas time.
In other news on our patch, we have been made aware of an issue on vacant land in Roundhouse Crescent, following a number of complaints from local residents.
Antisocial behaviour and littering has been reported in connection with children playing football on the land.
We have spoken with the people at Barratt Homes, who own the land, and they have agreed to allow the children to continue to play there as long as they treat it with respect and don’t cause problems for the neighbours.
If we all behave in a responsible, considerate and tolerant manner we shouldn’t have any more problems.
Finally, it’s all change in the office with the latest addition to the team.
We have a new Beat Manager in the form of PC Joanne Hall, who replaces PC Richard Pollock. Jo, who has been with the Force for nearly three years, joins us from the Worksop Response team.