Children, Families & Culture, Adults & Health and Environment & Wellbeing Cabinet Members – Minutes – 31 December 2019 (Joint)

1 COMMUNITY HUB PROPOSALS – BRIGG AND AXHOLME NORTH – The Director: Learning, Skills and Culture submitted a report seeking approval to implement proposals to create community hub spaces in Brigg and Axholme North.

The council had completed investment in the Scunthorpe Central, Riddings and Baysgarth sites, creating integrated and high quality spaces for local communities. These community hubs provided vibrant community spaces, with a wide range of information, advice, leisure, health, wellbeing and lifelong learning opportunities being brought together around customers and service users. As well as making best use of the council’s estate and workforce, the community hubs improved outcomes for people by:

• strengthening individual and community health and well-being
• enhancing resilience and connectivity within the community
• promoting literate communities
• providing access to cultural enrichment
• promoting community prosperity
• enabling progression into employment
• raising aspirations
• ensuring the vulnerable are supported and protected
• improving digital access

As part of the council’s ongoing redesign, proposals had been developed to create community hubs for the Brigg and Axholme North areas.  The proposals built on learning from the Scunthorpe Central, Riddings and Baysgarth projects and would improve customer and service user experience, whilst making efficient use of council assets.

The report set out proposals for each community hub space.

The proposals for Brigg and Axholme North would enable more community use of spaces, helping communities to be more resilient and to flourish.

Resolved – That the implementation of the community hub proposals for Brigg and Axholme North area, including associated works as set out in the report, be approved.