The Town Council approved at its meeting on 10th July a request for support from a community based consortium led by Rev David Edwards to bring the site back into use in a way that will create a community hub providing services to vulnerable people in the community and providing a centre for many community organisations to operate together. Council will provide funding of up to £5k to help build a business case that can be put forward to funding bodies with the aim of bringing the project to fruition.
Cllr Simon Yates (Leader, Crewe Town Council) said ‘We all know that the former baths site is in a very poor state and that the land needs to be used in a productive way that will contribute to the life of the town. The proposal before Council afforded an opportunity to support a project that would not only bring the site into productive use but which would help underpin and expand the role of the community and voluntary sector in our community. I am pleased that the Town Council is enabling this project’
Rev David Edwards (Pastor, The Lighthouse Centre) commented ‘This is tremendous news and the consortium of partners is pleased that the project is now going forward and backed by the Town Council. It is intended that a project resource will soon be appointed who can get the project moving. In my role I see many of the problems and challenges that communities in Crewe such as the homeless face on a daily basis. It is incumbent on us all to meet the needs of our fellow man and work together for all our community.