Women join forces to create Greasbrough community hub

By Gareth Dennison | 06/03/2019

Women join forces to create Greasbrough community hub
GAPP committee member's (left to right) Dr Donna Fisher, vice-chair; Linda Hoyland, chair; Emma Ridley, activities coordinator; Theresa Whitworth, treasurer; Tracey Holden-Stacey, communications officer and Dawn Ball, secretary

A GROUP of six women have formed a group to bring a new social hub to a community which lost its landmark building last year.

Greasbrough Area People’s Partnership (GAPP) has submitted an expression of interest for the old rent office beside the village’s library.

It follows the loss of Greasbrough Public Hall — demolished last year by Rotherham Borough Council to make space for a bigger roundabout.

GAPP vice chairwoman Donna Fisher said: “We want to make a difference and our aim is to open Greasbrough Area People’s Place, a safe, friendly community hub for people to enjoy.

“This follows the unsuccessful bid to save the town hall by another group.

“It was decided to try and set up a local hub in another building instead and this is what we are trying to do.”

Early plans for the rent office feature a community room, meeting rooms and a cafe.

GAPP says the currently unused former office building would have manageable costs but need a full refurbishment.

A survey about potential future activities was completed by 277 people and a dozen people attended a meeting to discuss the plans.

Anyone wishing to find out more and get involved can email the group at gapp2018@yahoo.com.

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