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GOOD NEWS for Camp Hill Community Centre

by Jill Hope on 15 April, 2011

On 14 April a group made up of some of the Management Committee and some of the regular users of Camp Hill Community Centre met with a representative from Northampton Borough council to discuss an offer from the borough council.

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WHEN I HEARD that the Borough Council was hoping to hand its community centres over to local communities, I guessed that it was a money-saving exercise. However, because the users of the Camp Hill Community Centre have asked me to become involved in the process, I’ve found out more about it, and to my surprise […]

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Camp Hill Community Centre – decision time

by Jill Hope on 2 April, 2011

ON 31 MARCH many of the regular users of the Camp Hill Community Centre attended a meeting with the management committee to discuss the future of the Centre. The regular users – like karate, WI, The Hills Community Association, Scouts, Slimming World – were concerned because the management committee had all announced that they would […]

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Camp Hill Community Centre – the future

by Jill Hope on 18 March, 2011

THE BOROUGH Council is reviewing Community Centres across the whole town. Because centres that are run by the community can apply for grants, since the council is unable to do that, it might be better for many of the centres to change into community-run social enterprises. The choices being offered to community centres are: The […]

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Youth work matters

by Jill Hope on 17 March, 2011

SO OFTEN when you read about young people involved in vandalism or anti-social behaviour, the reason that is given is boredom. It can be difficult for youngsters who are old enough to want to go out, but too young to go into pubs or into Northampton in the evening. As the evenings get longer later […]

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