The future of Easton Community Centre has been secured after a charity stepped in to take over.
A panel of residents, city councillors and officers agreed to hand over the lease to Toc H.
Easton resident and panel member Azmina Mitha said: “I think Toc H will be good for Bristol. They will build capacity at Easton Community Centre and be beneficial for the residents of Easton. I was happy to be part of the process and think we made the right decision.”
Bristol Evening Post, October 7 2005
The Redfield-based Beacon Centre has taken over Easton Community Centre, in Kilburn Street, after agreement was reached with the city council.
The team replaces charity Toc H, which has run the centre since early 2006, but is now ceasing its operations across the UK.
Councillor Peter Hammond, executive member for cohesion and raising achievement, said: “This agreement is good news for the community in Easton and offers real hope of revitalising a vital and under-used resource. Community centres have the capacity to provide a range of services and activities to all sections of the community including the most disadvantaged.”
Bristol Evening Post, August 2 2008