Work by Walter West Builders has started this week with erection of perimeter fences, most of the internal fittings have been removed, foundations for extension (that will house the new toilets including a “Changing Places” fully equipped accessible facility) and stripping of the floor has begun.
The keys to the building were officially handed to representatives of Walter West builders who have been selected to carry out the refurbishment of the community centre. The work will start on Monday 11th February 2019 for 16 weeks. We politely request during this time, for your safety, that you do not enter the site. Thank you.
The National Lottery Community Fund
Stephen Gould, The National Lottery Funding Officer with responsibility for Calderdale accompanied by Alex Straughan, visited ‘The Space @ Field Lane’ on Friday 8th February 2019, he was given a guided tour and met with trustees to discuss the project. He was very complimentary and reassured us that his support of our charity during building phase would be his priority.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many people (too many to name) ‘The Space @ Field Lane’ is now empty and ready for builders to move in on Monday (11th February 2019)
Christmas Dinner for Field Lane residents
Residents of Field Lane were treated to Christmas Dinner on Saturday (8th December 2018). The dinner was prepared and served by Young People from Field Lane supported by Young Peoples Service. The event was made possible by a grant from Community Foundation for Calderdale via iWill Youth Social Action. The residents were treated to a three course Christmas lunch with all trimmings followed by bingo and presents. The event was to encourage engagement and demonstrate how The Space @ Field Lane will be used to bring different generations together. Everyone had a thoroughly wonderful time, thank you!
Lets Celebrate – We are out to tender
Tesco Bags of Help supports local community projects with funding. Your vote can help decide which project receives up to £4000, £2000 or £1000. We have been chosen for the November/December period, please post your token which you should receive each time you shop at Tesco’s!
The Space is the Co-op’s local cause!
Login to your account or join here and choose The Space @ Field Lane Group
Field Lane Engagement Week
The Brighouse Music Festival
Field Lane Fun Day – Saturday 5th May 2018
What an amazing day! Thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the day and discover what we’ve been up to.
We had some wonderful comments and we hope everyone went home more enthusiastic about the project!
Unclaimed Raffle Prizes! The following numbers are unclaimed raffle prizes – 165, 260, 5, 180, 41, 81, 93, 36, 87, 31, 171, 136, 9, 51 and 60. The prizes will be available to collect on Tuesday 8th May at The Space Field Lanes’ AGM at 5:30pm at the Arncliffe Centre.
January 10th 2018
The trustees of The Space @ Field Lane are delighted to announce that their application for a lottery grant has been successful and takes the funding to over two thirds of their target of £480,000. This means the project can move very positively forward and real signs of progress will soon be obvious. The trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank absolutely everyone who has been involved so far and look forward to continuing this amazing project. Thank You!
December 3rd 2017
“The Tree of Light” was blessed by Canon Michael Storey and switched on by Chris Redfearn (Brighouse Rotary) outside Sainsbury’s today. The event was also attended by the Mayor of Calderdale Coun Ferman Ali, Graham Walker, president of Brighouse Rotary, representatives from The Space @ Field Lane project – Mary Green, Derek Dodkins and Anne Gomersal and several Field Lane young people and residents.
Brian Hulin from Brighouse Rotary attended our trustees meeting to discuss how the club might help our project, we were delighted when in addition to practical help from their members he informed the group that The Space Field Lane would be this years recipient of proceeds from The Tree of Light.
An article from the Brighouse Echo (November 9th 2017) gives more information:
Remember your loved ones at Tree of Light
Brighouse Rotary Club has launched its annual Tree of Light appeal, giving people a chance to remember loved ones and raise money for charity.
For more than 10 years Brighouse Rotary Club’s Tree of Light has provided a focus for remembrance in the town centre at Christmas.
The first tree was inaugurated by Chris Redfearn, then president of the club, in 2003 and funds raised from the sponsorship money are donated every year to charity.
Sponsored lights this year will be in aid of The Space @ Field Lane project which is transforming the former Field Lane Community Centre, Rastrick, into a vibrant community hub.
Chris said “Our club has recently been asked to assist the action group with this very worthwhile scheme” and has already visited them to understand what is required.
“Not just cash of course but practical help and expertise that might be available from some of our members.”
“However, cash from the Tree of Light project will no doubt be very useful in moving their fundraising forward.”
Over the years the project has given more than £30,000 to local charities.
Last year the money was used to purchase and install two public access defibrillators for Brighouse.
This year the Blessing of the Tree ceremony will take place at 2pm on Sunday, December 3rd outside Sainsbury’s Brighouse.
The blessing will be performed by Canon Michael Storey. In attendance will be the Mayor of Calderdale Coun Ferman Ali and representatives from The Space @ Field Lane project.
Lights can be sponsored for £5 each. To sponsor a light, complete the coupon in the Echo and include a cheque or cash, put it in an envelope and hand it in at Sainsbury’s Brighouse or Websters Insurance Brokers, Commercial Street, Brighouse.
I had the opportunity today to visit the centre and take some photos. (see below)
The visit gave me the opportunity to see the potential of the building but also the enormity of the project. To bring the building up to modern standards everything needs renewing i.e. wiring, lighting, heating, roof, toilets, kitchen, windows and doors. All this in addition to alterations to make the building more flexible to accommodate many activities.
“The Clean Up”
Volunteers from Halifax Bank spent a day clearing 30 years of rubbish and cleaning the kitchen, after a hard days work they relaxed with a game of pool.