Final push needed for Whitnash Civic Centre appeal - The Leamington Observer

Final push needed for Whitnash Civic Centre appeal

Ian Hughes 2nd Dec, 2019   0

AN APPEAL launched to ensure people can visit Whitnash’s new civic centre and library using sustainable modes of transport needs a final fund-raising push to hit its target.

The outdated community centre is being replaced with a £2million facility at Acre Close, next to the town’s main shopping area, sports field and children’s play area.

While money for the building has been secured through grants, a fund-raising page has been set up by Whitnash Town Council to pay for two electric charge points and a state of the art bike shelter.

The town council is more than half way to raising its £11,000 target – which Warwickshire County Council could double – but the deadline of December 20 is fast approaching.

Coun Tony Heath said: “Whitnash Town Council crowdfunding campaign for extras on the building of the new civic centre is going well. We are over half way towards our target of £11,000. Once we reach this figure Warwickshire County Council may double that to £22,000 which will fully cost the items we need such as electric car charging points, safe bicycle store, new signposting and car parking enhancements.

“All but two of our local businesses have made pledges to the fund which closes on December 20. We now need local users of the existing community centre and individuals to make pledges, however small, to get us to the target.”

Work is set to start on the centre early in the new year.

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