News

11/09/2015
Launch of the Slade Green Community Hub

A Fun Day was held in Slade Green to celebrate the launch of Slade Green Community Hub.

Hexagon Housing has been working in partnership with Bell Group UK, (Cyclical Redecorations Contractor) and Slade Green Big Local (a lottery funded, resident led community organisation) to bring a disused office in Rodeo Close, Slade Green back in to use as a Community Hub.   

The Community Hub offers a shared space where Hexagon and Slade Green Big Local can organise and provide various activities and courses for residents living in the area.  

As part of Bell Group’s commitment to Hexagon communities, we worked closely with their Team Supervisor, RLO, and the residents to offer colour choices for bringing the Community Hub back to life. To involve the local community and provide individuals with an opportunity to upskill, Bell Group’s resident liaison officer, Victoria Adamson, organised a DIY masterclass and invited local residents to come along and brush up on their DIY and painting skills. Those involved had the opportunity to receive DIY tips from the qualified tradesmen attending the workshop, whilst also helping to give the community hub a new lease of life. After a coat of paint, The Rodeo Close Hub was looking better than ever. Bell Group returned to touch up some minor areas and the makeover was complete in time for the community Fun Day relaunch.

Bell Group also arranged for a skip to be located outside the Community Hub.  Staff from Hexagon, Slade Green Big Local and Bell Group were on hand to help residents clear away any rubbish and unwanted large items from their homes and gardens.

Craig Bell, Operations Director of Bell Group UK quoted:

“Being a family owned and operated business, supporting the communities where we work is very much a part of our core values and company culture. Our team has enjoyed playing an active role in the make-over and opening of this Community Hub at Slade Green and we hope the local residents can benefit hugely from its facilities. We are thankful to the volunteers who made a difference and hopefully have enjoyed the chance to build on their own skills.”

Hexagon celebrated the completion of the works by organising a Community Fun Day, celebrating the launch of this exciting new facility and to encourage local residents to come along and see what the Community Hub has to offer.

The Fun Day was packed with activities including face painting, football, sumo wrestling, bouncy castle and balloon modelling.  Over 100 people attended the event, which was also supported by two Local Councillors and Charlton Football Academy.