Meadow Vale Community Association have applied for planning permission for a major renovation and extension of Meadow Vale Community Centre, providing an all purpose hall and ancillary accommodation including toilets, changing rooms and stores.
Update 18th January 2017:
This planning application has now been approved by Bristol City Council
The work is to be carried out in two phases. Phase I is refurbishment of existing building with a simple extension. This will roughly double the area of the building. Phase II is a further extension to form a hall with attached store and two showers. In this stage toilets and changing rooms will be formed in the space adjacent to the main hall.
This application represents a major milestone for a project that local residents have been demanding for many years. St George NP has supported this project as well as the recent construction of a new play area and other improvements in the adjacent park. If the planning permission is granted the Community Association will be able to apply for funding from external sources such as the lottery.
The site was developed in late 1940’s to serve as maintenance and housing ofﬁce for the council estate. In the 1986 the building was surplus to need, and a group of local residents formed a new organisation, Meadow Vale Community Association, to transform its use to serve to the local community.
The building is currently used for a range of community activities, such as bingo, cards, community meetings and a range of sporting and children’s activities. The number of activities is limited by the size of the existing building, and the building has suffered declining usage. Meadow Vale Community Association committee aims to revive the site by expanding internal space and allowing larger groups of people to use available space more efﬁciently.