The Hub and The Pavilion (Brent) – update December 2017
This information is for Hyde residents in Brent, users and user groups of the Pavilion and The Hub and local community organisations
In 2016 we started a review of our community centres. We looked at ways in which our community centres could continue to provide vital services to local people, whilst reducing costs so that we can build more homes.
Our consultation on the review ended in December 2016. At the end of the consultation a decision was taken that The Hub and the Pavilion would continue to be managed by Hyde Plus (now the Hyde Foundation) for the immediate future.
At the same time we said we would explore options to reduce our costs by identifying alternative management arrangements for the future with a view to having a permanent arrangement in place for both centres by April 2018.
What has happened since the end of the consultation?
We have successfully handed over the management of four of our London community centres which are providing vibrant services to local communities under new management. We have learnt much from this process and we are pleased with the outcome and new leaseholders that we have in place.
What about plans for the Hub and the Pavilion?
We are pleased to announce that the new organisations taking over the running of Hillside Hub and the Pavilion community centres in Brent from 1 April have been selected.
Destiny House International will be taking on the lease of the Hub. Destiny House aims to engage, inspire, motivate, equip and support the local community by providing a range of community, training and volunteer opportunities.
Jason Roberts Foundation will be taking the lease of the Pavilion. The Jason Roberts Foundation is a registered charity that aims to tackle inequality and promote equality and respect through sport. This organisation brings a wealth of experience and knowledge of working in Stonebridge and a commitment to increasing the use of the Pavilion by providing a menu of sport, community and well-being activities to reflect the needs of the local community.
Both organisations are keen to meet with local residents and user groups as soon as possible and will be organising information sessions soon.
Throughout the transition to new management we remain committed to ensuring that the handover is seamless and there is minimum disruption to services.
What do these plans mean for current services operating at the Hub and the Pavilion?
The centres WILL NOT CLOSE and we aim to have a smooth transition to a new management. We are committed to minimising any changes to services and endeavour to ensure that current services will not be disrupted. Any new organisation taking over the management of the centres will be obligated through their lease agreement to continue to honour providing space for groups currently using the Hub and the Pavilion.