6 April 2005 – Launch of Community House Phase 1 building works
The Chairman of the CVS Board of Directors, His Worship the Mayor, Councillor Stuart Martin, today presided over a reception to mark the launch of the Phase 1 building works for Community House. He thanked all the companies, organisations, trusts and individuals who had contributed to the fund so far, as well as the officers of North Yorkshire County Council, City Partnership, the architects and structural engineers who have been involved in the planning stage of the project. He also thanked the team of young men from Wealstun Prison who had helped to clear the site ready for the contractors to start work on Monday, 11 April.
We have raised sufficient funds to make the building structurally sound, install services and bring the ground floor into use (Phase 1). We need to raise a further £40,000 to complete the building, and all contributions will be gratefully received. See Can you help us?.
Phase 1 is now complete. We are currently receiving expressions of interest from a number of local organisations who would like to rent office space. The ground floor will be open as from 9 January 2006. Age Concern and Alzheimers Society and the Borrowers Toy Library will all be taking up residence on the ground floor.
4 April 2006
CVS will be moving into their offices in the next few days, joining Age Concern and Alzheimers.
Several events have already been held in the new conference and board rooms.
The cafe will hopefully be open in the next 2 months.
28 April 2006
CVS has now moved into Community House and their transport office will be joining them in the new building next month. There are traning, conference and meeting rooms available for hire at very competitive rates.
The Mayor and Mayoress of , Councillor and Mrs Stuart Martin cordially invite everyone to an Open Day at Community House. Do come along; it is an opportunity to see the facilities on offer and what has been achieved sypathetically restoring an old building for modern usage. Tea and coffee will be available.
2 October 2006
Adult Learning Services and Carers Resource have now joined CVS in Community House. Ducklings Playgroup use the Children’s Wing in the mornings.
The new Catering Manager, Pat Waite has started work and hopefully the Community Cafe will be up and running in the very near future.
29 January 2007
The Community Cafe has finally opened its doors. Come along and try the selection of menus on offer Monday – Friday from 10.00am – 4.00pm.