First look at what new Jarrow hub could look like

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Here’s what Jarrow’s new community hub may well look like.

Two consultation events are being held this month where people can give their views on what they think the new hub should include.

As part of the council’s long-term vision for community facilities in the borough, plans are being prepared to update the existing community centre, in Cambrian Street, into a community Hub.

This will form part of the council’s leisure offer and will be managed and branded alongside its other leisure facilities.

The plans are set to include a new library on the site, while the existing gym, sports hall, dance studios and theatre space will be remodelled.

A new entrance and external façade as well as stairs and refurbished toilets are also included in the plans.

The management and design team will be available to provide information to the public and answer questions at the two sessions taking place.

They will be held next Tuesday at Jarrow Hub between 5pm and 8pm, and on Thursday at Jarrow Hub between 4pm and 7pm.

Coun Alan Kerr, deputy leader with responsibility for leisure and culture, said: “These plans will allow us to extend our portfolio of leisure facilities across the borough as a whole, giving all residents greater choice.

“However, it is important that people give their feedback on these exciting proposals so that we have a clear view of what people would like to see.

“I would encourage people to come along to one of these sessions and have their say in shaping this Hub, which is set to become a valuable community resource.”

The designs will be on display to the public at Jarrow Hub throughout the rest of this month.

Anyone unable to attend is asked to contact Mike Linsley on 0191 424 7574 or email

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