Malmesbury hub to hum with news and advice

A new community hub in Malmesbury will become a hive of information and advice for residents housed with GreenSquare after the firm joined forces with the town council.

The hub, a venture designed to turn the Old School Room into a room within the town hall for the community, will become a base for GreenSquare residents offering cookery classes, Credit Union advice and help with finding a home.

As part of the agreement the housing firm has agreed to pay thousands of pounds to replace the floor and put in a new kitchen to revamp the facilities.

“As one of our election promises the council said it would make that room into a community room,” said Coun Julie Exton.

“GreenSquare has got lots of ideas that they want to bring in.”

Coun. Exton hopes to extend the housing firm’s services to the wider public.

The police, CAB and a community market are other ideas in place for the hub.

“GreenSquare will be in the hub two and a half days a week, but not always the whole time,” added Coun. Exton.

“They are keen to get it up-and-running. It’s really exciting; it’s going to be so good.

“I have been trying to do something like this for three of four years. I’m aiming for the GreenSquare to be set up by the end of February.”

Plans also exist for a noticeboard where people will be able to read about jobs in local shops and businesses.

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