Court Bushes Community Hub unveiled

PR2222/RC/MF - 04/06/2019

Mid Sussex District Council and Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council welcomed villagers to the official opening of the new Court Bushes Community Hub on Saturday 1 June.

Over 100 local residents celebrated the launch of a fantastic new community building with free refreshments, music by DJ Neel, dance demonstrations and a bouncy castle and soft play facilities for the young children. Mosaic artist and teacher Caroline Budden helped people to add their personal touch to the new facility by leading a mosaic workshop and giving everyone the opportunity to contribute to a beautiful new sign.

The Point Church provided tea, coffee, great cakes and ice lollies for the children and looks forward to inviting people back to the Melting Pot community café which will be open every Wednesday and Friday, 9am-4.30pm. The council is also thankful to Bell Homes and Clarion Futures for funding the mosaic sign workshops and helping out on the day.

The Court Bushes Community Hub has risen like a phoenix from the flames, after the former Ex Serviceman’s Club was devastated by fire in 2017. Mid Sussex District Council and Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council have worked together to bring the building back into use as a community facility.

Councillor Colin Trumble, Chairman of Mid Sussex District Council said:

“I have followed the remarkable transformation of this building with great interest over the last two years and I’m absolutely delighted that local people are now able to make use of such a magnificent new facility.

“Buildings like this are such an important part of the local community because they give local people the opportunity to socialise together, meet new friends and get to know each other better.

“The Court Bushes Community Hub and Village Centre is a fantastic space for social groups to meet; is ideal for exercise classes and will be a great place for special occasions like wedding receptions and birthday parties.”

The new community building is a flexible space that can be divided into three self-contained areas to allow different events and functions to operate simultaneously, or opened up to make space for larger events. Kiddie Capers pre-school is based in the nursery area of the building to provide childcare services for nearby families.

The new facility has been built by Mid Sussex District Council and will be managed on behalf of the local community by Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council. Anyone who would like to hire the Court Bushes Community Hub or wants to find out more information about the facilities and activities on offer can do so online at https://www.hurstpierpointvillagehalls.org/

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