As you may be aware, Hope Community Church is one of the partners running Hutton Community Centre. The other partners are Grace Church who meet there, Hutton All Saints School, Hutton Football Club, Lighthouse Furniture and the Over 50’s Club.
Hope Church has long wanted an office locally for Natalie to work from. An area has been identified, and an architect engaged to produce plans for submission to the landlord, Brentwood Council.
Guy Lee has now agreed to project-manage with support from Pete Hall. Quotes for the work are being obtained and once planning approval has been obtained, work can commence. Hutton Co-op have donated £4,500 from the plastic bag tax (they must have sold a lot of bags at 5p each!). Other fund raising is progressing and to minimise funding slowing progress, help will be sought with decorating. Watch this space!
Other news from HCC is that heating and air conditioning for the large hall is now installed. Plans for a cafe are also underway offering snacks and hot and cold drinks. In time, Hope Church would like to offer advice on money and budgeting help in conjunction with Christians Against Poverty.