Adur residents invited to give ideas on Eastbrook Manor Community Centre’s future

Eastbrook Manor pubic feedback

Eastbrook Manor arrangment with Age UK West Sussex

Adur District Council is looking for ideas for the future of Eastbrook Manor Community Centre in Fishersgate.

Since February 2021 the centre in West Road has been run by Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, but the arrangement with the charity is coming to an end. The Council will speak to partners and the local community over the coming months about the future of Eastbrook Manor.

The centre, which was previously known as The Fishersgate Centre, was taken on by Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove on a temporary agreement from the Council during the pandemic and was initially used as a hub to help distribute meals to vulnerable older people during lockdown.

Age UK West Sussex, Brighton and Hove later opened the centre to offer a wide range of activities and services for people of all ages, including exercise classes and youth clubs, but has now decided not to seek a long-term lease of the centre.

Instead the charity has changed its focus in Adur to support residents at home or in other community locations such as church halls.

Residents invited to give ideas on future use of the building

The Council is now considering how Eastbrook Manor could be used in the future. A review will draw up possible options and ask residents what they think should happen with the building.

In the meantime, interim management will be put in place at Eastbrook Manor and social groups and clubs who planned to use the centre will be helped to find new venues nearby.

For more information, or to give views on the future of Eastbrook Manor, email [email protected].

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