Melbourn Community Hub shortlisted for national awards

The Melbourn Community Hub. Credit: Keith Mindham Photography.

The Melbourn Community Hub. Credit: Keith Mindham Photography. - Credit: Photo: © Keith Mindham Photogr

Melbourn Community Hub has been shortlisted for two awards just a year after it was built.

The hub, which contains a volunteer library, cafe and computer room has been shortlisted for the southern region and nationwide community-led Placemaking awards.

The site of the hub was a disused police station which was bought by building society Hundred Houses in 2009.

After Melbourn Parish Council raised £650,000 in funds, the building society agreed to build 13 affordable homes on the site and a community centre.

The parish council took ownership of the completed hub in February of last year after borrowing the money from the Public Works Loan Board.

Melbourn parish councillor Jose Hales said: “The building is a fantastic asset for the village and is booked out for all kinds of activities that were not possible before.

“The hub has – as I dreamed of – become the centre of the village, a place to meet and somewhere to make enquiries.”

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The winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony in London on March 31.