A new community centre for Countess Wear in Exeter is a step closer after Devon County Council allocated £150,000 from the proceeds of the sale of Exeter Airport towards the project.
The new centre is planned to be built on the King George V Playing Fields near the Countess Wear Roundabout. It will provide a flexible multi-use space designed to be the focus of community life and offer activities for the entire Countess Wear community.
The total cost of the project is estimated to be between £750,000 to £800,000 and is currently being designed by a project development group made up of representatives from the Countess Wear Village Hall, the Countess Wear Community Association and local councillors. The plans are already at an advanced stage and construction is planned in 2012.
Over the past five years £69,000 has been raised towards the new hall through local efforts and further funding bids will be made over the next 12 months.