Cramlington council helping communities during pandemic

Town councillors are continuing to help communities during the pandemic.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:00 am
Cramlington Town Councillors Christine and Norman Dunbar at Eastfield Community Centre.

Cramlington Town Council has been focusing more of its resources on communities and identifying gaps and opportunities for all, setting up a Community Engagement Team.

The team has developed a number of community networks or ‘hubs’ which are collaborations between community organisations with similar goals and aspirations.

Now a county council building has been transferred into the control of a multi agency partnership, creating the Eastfield Community Hub.

It will focus on providing a wide range of activities for all ages, while creating opportunities to improve health and wellbeing.

The building is in urgent need of refurbishment while negotiations are underway to establish a Management Group to identify further capacity in the town for sport and community development.

Other work by Cramlington Town Council includes the Wild Spaces Hub to re-develop natural spaces; The Arts Hub is investigating opportunities for public arts and engagement at key locations; while the recently formed Food Distribution Hub’s goal is to proactively enhance the delivery of food distribution to those experiencing hardship through food poverty or Covid-19.

A council spokesperson said: “Looking ahead, Cramlington Town Council will be focusing on developing these already firm foundations as we network with community organisations throughout the town.

“Events are organised and if necessary reconfigured to fit in with Covid regulations – as was the case at Christmas where a showcase was presented as a virtual event broadcasting the work of many groups and individuals.”