Update on developments at the Gregson and the next steps

Our managing agents handed back the keys to the building on Friday 21st August. Since then we have been busy looking at what needs to be done so that we can re-open the building as soon as possible and welcome you back through the doors. We aim to reopen the doors by the 1st of October for some of our regular user groups and classes at first.

The closure due to Covid-19 has hit us hard but during the closure we have managed to bring in some charitable funding which will help pay for some of the essential work needed. The generosity of our local supporters is also helping us pay essential bills.  

This is a new start for the Gregson Centre. We will be running the building directly using volunteers at first.  In the longer term, we know that we need to get the Gregson Centre back to where it was with the bar open and food being served, with any profit generated being reinvested in looking after and improving the building. 

 

We can only make this work with your support. We need:

Hands on Help

To reach our October deadline we are looking for people to help with the work of getting the building open and freshened up! We need help with 

  • A deep clean of the building 
  • Plastering 
  • Decorating inside and out
  • Building work and labouring 
  • Electrical work
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Plumbing
  • Upholsterers and people who can sew

And the important work of making tea, coffee, snacks and cakes for our volunteers to keep everyone going! 

 

All activities will be Covid safe and in line with the necessary guidelines

 

Behind the Scenes

We are urgently looking for people to join the board and our sub-groups with skills and experience in HR, business planning, finance and fundraising, Health and Safety, and building skills/experience at this important time.  

 

Please get in touch with us at info@gregson-community-association.org.uk