A Preston youth and community centre has become only the second community listed building in the city.Advertisement
Moor Nook’s community centre has been nomindated by the local community as being an important part of their area.
The council state: “If any assets of community value come up for sale, the local community will be given 6 months to prepare a bid to buy the asset.
“Community Right to Bid is aimed at levelling the playing field by giving communities more time to prepare a bid for key assets that are for sale on the open market.”
The Estate Management Board for the centre put the building forward.
Jenn Impett, housing manager at the Moor Nook Estate Management Board, said: “Being able to list this building as a community asset is really important to the EMB as it is situated in the heart of Moor Nook. The EMB have held some fantastic events here for the local community, in partnership with Lancashire County Council’s Young People’s Service, with plans for many more.
“A community building can be used for many things, including increasing community cohesion, offering volunteering opportunities, providing local facilities for local people – and really bringing communities together.”
It currently costs nearly £30,000 to keep running.
The centre operates on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings for young people in the Ribbleton area.
There’s information on the Preston council website about how you can nominate a building for the Community Right to Bid scheme.
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